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Nigeria faces one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years
September 15, 2021
Nigeria is seeing one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years, with more than 2,300 people dying from suspected cases as Africa's most populous country struggles to deal with multiple disease outbreaks. ... read more »
Black US Farmers Awaiting Billions in Promised Debt Relief
August 31, 2021
Now the government wants to make amends by providing billions of dollars in debt forgiveness for farmers of color as part of the pandemic relief package. But a judge has put the money on hold in the face of lawsuits filed by white farmers claiming that the program is unfair — reverse discrimination. ... read more »
Jury Reaches Verdict in Trial of Man Charged in Police Officer’s Killing
August 31, 2021
``I guess you guys have everything down -- smoked my cousin, smoked the cop. ... I mean, what else do you guys want? I shot another cop,'' Mejia said during that interview, which was first played in court in June 2017 at a hearing in which he was ordered to stand trial. After less than two hours of deliberations, jurors reached a verdict today in the trial of an alleged gang member accused of killing a family member in East Los Angeles and then opening fire on two Whittier police officers, ... read more »
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`America’s Got Talent,’ Sports Helps NBC to Ratings Victory
August 31, 2021
The two-hour Tuesday ``America's Got Talent'' episode was the most-watched prime-time program between Aug. 23 and Sunday, averaging 6.809 million viewers, while the hourlong Wednesday episode was third, averaging 5.79 million. An ``America's Got Talent'' episode has been the most-watched prime-time program seven times in the 11 weeks it has aired this summer. ... read more »
5 key takeaways from the July jobs report
August 9, 2021
Even in a July jobs report that was nearly universally hailed as a good one, pockets of weakness and concern are still clouding the celebration. ... read more »
Biden Nominates Garcetti as Ambassador to India
July 15, 2021
President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of India. The White House made the announcement on July 9, following weeks of speculation in the local media about the potential appointment. ... read more »
Kelly’s lawyer wants trial delayed due to jail quarantine
July 10, 2021
Kelly’s new lawyers are asking a judge to postpone his Aug. 9 sex trafficking trial in New York City, arguing they haven’t had enough time to prepare because he’s under a mandatory jail quarantine since his transfer from Chicago. ... read more »
Black Farmer in South Carolina Wants New Land to be ‘a Place to Heal’
July 6, 2021
Farming and working the land has been ``a form of liberation and healing'' and ``an essential part of my identity,'' Pollard wrote for the online fundraiser. ... read more »
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June 27: Literary giant Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio, 1872
June 27, 2021
June 27: Literary giant Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio, 1872 ... read more »
June 26: Arthur Louis Burnett, Sr. became the 1st African American to serve as a Magistrate Judge in the U.S., 1969
June 26, 2021
June 26: Arthur Louis Burnett, Sr. became the 1st African American to serve as a Magistrate Judge in the U.S., 1969 ... read more »
June 25: What’s Love Got to Do with It, starring Angela Bassett, made its U.S. debut, 1993
June 25, 2021
June 25: What's Love Got to Do with It, starring Angela Bassett, made its U.S. debut, 1993 ... read more »
Price, Ridley-Thomas, and Harris-Dawson lead charge to protect Blacks from menthol flavored tobacco 
June 24, 2021
Flavored tobacco products are moving closer to being banned from Los Angeles retailers with efforts led by the L.A. City Councilman Curren Price to protect the health of African Americans. ... read more »
Waters Joins Vice President Kamala Harris on the Initial Release of Funds for Minority Banks and Community Based Lenders
June 24, 2021
This week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at the White House, where she was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), and Opportunity Finance Network President and CEO Lisa Mensah, on the initial release of funds secured by Congresswoman Waters as part of the December stimulus package. ... read more »
JASMINE DAVIS: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SHAKING UP ‘THE CHI’ AND REPPING LGBTQIA+AS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CHARACTER ON THE SHOW
May 20, 2021
Back to Ms. Davis who, by the by, is the show’s first transgender character, a distinction the vivacious actress delights in. Davis came from the streets of Chicago IL where she was raised by her mom who had four other children. Like many young people living in urban environments, Davis’ dad battled with drug addiction which is why he has been in and out of her life. ... read more »
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