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Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 17, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 17, 2019
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded on the campus of Howard University, 1911. ... read more »
Nick Rakocevic, Jonah Mathews score 1,000 career points in win over South Dakota St.
November 16, 2019
Fans at the Galen Center witnessed not one, but two of their Trojans reach the 1,000 point milestone in a 84-66 victory over South Dakota State. ... read more / watch video »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 16, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 16, 2019
Newspaper publisher Pam Johnson became the first African American woman to head a general circulation newspaper, 1981. ... read more »
House Passes Waters’ Bill that Supports Business and Jobs in California and Across the Country
November 15, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4863, The United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, to reauthorize and improve the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank which supports American workers, businesses and the economy. ... read more »
California Must Reform Discriminatory Gang Suppression Scheme
November 15, 2019
Thirteen years ago, I moved to a heavily-policed neighborhood in southern California. I realized things were different when suddenly I was pulled over by the police three times in one week. I’d been pulled over before, but something other than the frequency of these stops stood out to me. It was the first time police asked me if I was a gang member.  ... read more »
Avery Bradley Medical Update
November 15, 2019
An MRI last night revealed a hairline fracture in a non-weight bearing bone of Avery Bradley’s right leg (on the fibular head). Bradley will be re-evaluated in 1 to 2 weeks, and further medical updates will be provided at that time. ... read more »
Xoom Rolls Out Domestic Money Transfer Services in the U.S.
November 15, 2019
Xoom, PayPal’s international money transfer service, today rolled out the ability for customers to send money to recipients in the U.S. for the first time. Through strategic alliances with Walmart and Ria, Americans can now use Xoom to send money fast for cash pick-up typically in minutes at nearly 5,000 locations across the country*. ... read more »
‘Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools’
November 15, 2019
Black girls, and other girls of color, experience discriminatory, disparate, punitive, and unfair treatment in school, including suspensions, expulsions, referrals to law enforcement and arrests on school campuses, at rates that exceed the public school population in aggregate — and far exceed those experienced by their white female peers. ... read more »
Chargers Sign LS Matt Overton
November 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Chargers signed LS Matt Overton, the organization announced on Friday. In a corresponding move, DT Cortez Broughton has been placed on the non-football illness list.  ... read more »
Rep. Waters on Roger Stone Guilty Verdict: Dirty Tricks and Lies Will Get You Nothing but Jail Time
November 15, 2019
“The strong fist of justice could not have befallen a more reprehensible, disgusting, and deserving human being than Roger Stone. Roger Stone has made a career off of lies, deception, and all manner of dirty tricks to win elections. He’s engaged in the kind of underhanded tricks that I witnessed and experienced firsthand. He is the living embodiment of everything we teach our children not to be. Roger Stone’s guilty verdict on seven federal charges – including obstructing official proceedings, making false statements to Congress, and witness tampering – are more proof that dirty tricks and lies will get you nothing but jail time in our democracy. ... read more »
Australian Researchers Say Botswana is Ancestral Home of Modern Humans
November 15, 2019
"It has been clear for some time that anatomically modern humans appeared in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. What has been long debated is the exact location of this emergence and subsequent dispersal of our earliest ancestors," Hayes told reporters. “We've been able to pinpoint what we believe is our human homeland." ... read more »
Redemption: Cyntoia Brown Finds Her Voice
November 15, 2019
Cyntoia Brown was supposed to spend 51 years in prison before she could even be considered for parole but her precarious case caught the attention of criminal justice reform activists, A-List celebrities and eventually Bill Haslam, the Governor of Tennessee. Upon learning of the details surrounding Brown’s case and calling on a higher power, the former governor granted Cyntoia Brown full clemency August 7, 2019, releasing the 31-year-old from the Tennessee Women’s prison. ... read more »
As Bill Cosby Awaits Appeal, Support for His Release Grows
November 15, 2019
Now, as he awaits an appellate court's ruling that could grant him a new trial or freedom, Cosby's support base appears more significant than at any point since charges were filed against him nearly four years ago. ... read more »
Ahead of Supreme Court Oral Arguments, Rep. Waters Leads House in Affirming the Civil Rights Act of 1866 & its Section 1981
November 15, 2019
Ahead of the first day of oral arguments in the Supreme Court case Comcast Corp. V. National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAOM),Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) led her colleagues in introducing a resolution that affirms the vital role that the Civil Rights Act of 1866– particularly Section 1981 of the Act – has played in prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity when making and enforcing business contracts. Should Comcast Corporation, the plaintiffs in the case, prevail at the Supreme Court, it will be nearly impossible for entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators of color who have been victims of racial discrimination to bring forth lawsuits and have their rights protected and enforced in a court of law. ... read more »
NAACP Hosted Tele-Town Hall Featuring Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris on Comcast Attack on Civil Rights
November 15, 2019
The case that sits before the Supreme Court is an outright attack on Black contractors and hinders the progression of Black businesses. Over 6,000 attendees heard about why the Supreme Court must protect one of the country's longest-standing civil rights laws. ... read more »
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