Barack and Michelle Obama-produced Netflix documentary ‘American Factory’ clinches Oscar nod

Kevin Breuninger @KevinWilliamB Published Mon, Jan 13 202010:26 AM EST A documentary created by former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s production company scored an Oscar nomination, marking the first time an ex-president has snagged a nod at the Academy Awards. Higher Ground Productions, which aims to create

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Mississippi Governor Says There Will Be ‘1000 Years Of Darkness’ If State Elects First Black Senator

Jan. 11, 2020 Written by Alexis Reese The governor of Mississippi doesn’t want to see what would be the state’s first Black senator elected since reconstruction. “I intend to work for @cindyhydesmith as if the fate of America depended on her single election,” Gov. Phil Bryant tweeted. “If Mike Espy

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Byron Allen, Comcast Square Off in Historic Race Discrimination Case

By Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and Chiara Vercellone – November 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — An 1866 Reconstruction era law was put to the test Tuesday when Supreme Court justices wrestled with the standard that television executive Byron Allen must meet to move forward with his discrimination complaint against Comcast Corp. “[The

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Deval Patrick Is Running For President: Reports

11/13/2019 03:08 pm ET By Ryan Grenoble First he definitely wasn’t, then he was rumored to be considering it, and now it’s official: Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told senior Democrats Wednesday he’s running for president, according to The New York Times and CNN. Rumors of Patrick’s potential entrance in the race

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Former Rep. John Conyers, Longest-Serving Black Member Of Congress, Dies At 90

10/27/2019 04:07 pm ET By Hayley Miller and Sanjana Karanth Former Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who spent more than five decades in Congress until he resigned two years ago, died Sunday at the age of 90, his family said. The civil rights icon served the Detroit area in the

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Black Americans Are More Doubtful About Participating In The Census, Survey Finds

10/18/2019 01:23p.m. By Sam Levine Black Americans are roughly twice as likely as their white counterparts to express doubts about participating in the 2020 census, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released Friday. A combined 26% of Black respondents said in the survey that they might not,

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Top Racial Justice Group Opposes Trump Court Pick Steven Menashi

10/01/2019 04:11 pm ET By Jennifer Bendery The nation’s leading racial justice legal organization announced that it is opposing President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee Steven Menashi, an already contentious court pick drawing the ire of progressives and at least one key Senate Republican. “On behalf of the NAACP Legal Defense

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