Remembering George E. Johnson, Founder Johnson Products Company

George Ellis Johnson, Sr. was an African American entrepreneur and founder of Johnson Products Company, a hair care firm, and Independence Bank in Chicago, Illinois.  Johnson was born on June 16, 1927 in Richton, Mississippi to Priscilla Johnson.  He is perhaps best known for being the first African American to

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Symone Sanders, aid to Bernie Sanders

Former Sanders Aide: We Don’t Need White People Leading the Democratic Party

By Rick Moran November 24, 2016 A former spokesperson for Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign said on CNN that the Democratic Party needs “diversity” at the top levels of the Democratic National Committee, and added that “we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now.” Symone Sanders also noted

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Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond Weighing Bid for Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Post

Deborah Barfield Berry , USA TODAY 4:47 p.m. CST November 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond is considering a bid to run for chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Richmond, the lone Democrat in Louisiana’s congressional delegation, has been a key player in the caucus pushing for criminal justice reform

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), supporter holds a placard outside the court in Middelburg, South Africa, 16, 2016. AP

Two White South Africans Accused of Forcing Black Man Into Coffin in Racist Attack

MIDDELBURG, South Africa — Two white South Africans accused of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire appeared before a judge on Wednesday as demonstrators protested against racism outside the courthouse. Members of the ruling African National Congress party and opposition parties gathered outside

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Al Sharpton Accuses Donald Trump of Plotting ‘Voter Intimidation’ Against Blacks

By Will Bredderman • 10/22/16 11:50am Rev. Al Sharpton used a weekly gathering at the Harlem headquarters of his National Action Network to lash out at Donald Trump, and accused the sagging GOP nominee of racism and of conspiracy to suppress African-American turnout. The controversial civil rights leader assembled an array of New

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