Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Rapper To Be Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

By Kimberley Richards 11/07/2018 02:00 pm ET Missy Elliott has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the honor, according to The Associated Press, which received a list of the nominees prior to the hall’s official announcement. The rapper,

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Simone Biles Sets Record By Picking Up Her 13th World Championship Gold

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday. Yet it’s the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish

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White North Carolina Woman Tells Black Sisters Waiting For AAA ‘You Don’t Belong’

By David Barden 10/28/2018 12:11 pm ET A North Carolina woman has been dubbed “South Park Susan” after harassing two black sisters waiting for AAA outside an apartment complex in south Charlotte. Videos of the incident, which were shared by Chele Garris on Facebook, show the woman repeatedly asking the

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Black Students Sue Texas County Over Limited Early Voting Locations

By Sam Levine 10/23/2018 05:46 pm ET A group of students at a historically black university in Texas is suing county officials for not providing enough early voting locations on campus, saying they are discriminating against students based on their race and age. The five students at Prairie View A&M

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How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

By THEODORE R. JOHNSON October 19, 2018 It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such as San

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Jefferson County Georgia Mayor Compares ‘Black Voters Matter’ To Suicide Cult Amid Bus Controversy

By Hayley Miller   A mayor in Jefferson County, Georgia, where officials ordered dozens of black elderly voters off a bus headed for the polls earlier this week, posted an apparently racist message on the Facebook page of Black Voters Matter. Bartow Mayor Robert Morris on Wednesday wrote that Black Voters

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Stacey Abrams supporters posing for a photo with the candidate in Waynesboro, Ga., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr

Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris Goes on Racist Rant After County Stops Black Voters Matter From Helping Elderly Vote

Kira Lerner Oct 17, 2018, 3:10 pm LOUISVILLE, GEORGIA — The mayor of a Georgia town in the same county where administrators blocked Black Voters Matter from bringing elderly black voters to the polls said on Facebook Wednesday that the group’s work is “utterly reprehensible.” Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris,

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Rap Lyrics, Brett Kavanaugh Take the Stage in Pivotal House Race

By MARY ESCH SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York’s Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office. Democrat Antonio Delgado is running on universal access

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