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Black Fact of the Day: June 1, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 1, 2019
On this day June 1, 1980, news of the attempted assassination of Vernon Jordan highlighted the first-ever broadcast of CNN. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
WATCH: Kamala Harris: We are Seeing a Breakdown of Responsibilities
May 13, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) talks to CNN’s Jake Tapper about whether she believes the United States is experiencing a constitutional crisis. ... read more / watch video »
CNN to Make Documentary on Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
May 8, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that “Gideon’s Army” director Dawn Porter is helming the project. ... read more »
Black Men Still Incarcerated at Disproportionate Levels
May 3, 2019
“Systemic racism drives both poverty and the mass incarceration of low-income people, especially people of color. This cycle of poverty and criminal justice involvement feeds on itself and creates herculean barriers to achieving economic and social advancement, for those who have been justice involved and for their loved ones,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, FPWA CEO and executive director. ... read more »
Angela Rye to Deliver Texas Southern University’s Commencement Address
April 16, 2019
Angela Rye, who brings a unique perspective of strategy and policymaking inside the beltway of the nation’s capital, will be the speaker at Texas Southern University’s Spring 2019 Commencement. The ceremonies will take place at 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Arena. ... read more »
Senator Schumer: Trump and Barr Threaten African American Gains Under Obamacare
April 12, 2019
Schumer noted that African American gains under the health care legislation, commonly known as Obamacare, are threatened by Trump and Attorney General William Barr as the Justice Department has argued in federal court that the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down – “Not just vital insurance reforms like protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, as they had first argued last year,” Schumer said. ... read more »
Donna Brazile Trying “A New Lane” by Joining Fox News
March 29, 2019
In an op-ed article on FoxNews.com, Brazile wrote that she hoped to improve the tenor of political debate. “Will I agree with my fellow commentators at Fox News? Probably not. But I will listen,” Brazile wrote. ... read more »
Beyoncé and JAY-Z to be honored at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for Accelerating LGBTQ Acceptance on March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles
March 22, 2019
GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that it will honor Beyoncé and JAY-Z together with the Vanguard Award for their LGBTQ allyship at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, March 28, 2019. ... read more »
NABJ’s Call for Diversity at CNN Grows 
March 14, 2019
“When there's more of us in the room fighting for our stories to be told, and raising awareness about the issues impacting our communities, we have an even better chance of creating change and ending the practices that unfairly hold us back,” said Color of Change in a statement released on Twitter.  ... read more »
WATCH: R. Kelly’s Publicist Talks to Don Lemon about R. Kelly Saga
March 13, 2019
Singer R. Kelly’s publicist speaks out following his client’s emotional interview with CBS’ Gayle King and says he believes the interview helped Kelly as he continues to fight his legal issues. ... read more / watch video »
NAACP President Derrick Johnson and Political Strategist Donna Brazile Issue ‘State of Black America’ Address
February 14, 2019
“What the president has done has opened up the eyes of so many people,” said NAACP President, Derrick Johnson. “This nation has still not dealt with race and its appeal to the lowest common dominator of us as a community. We really need to take a step back and focus on what’s important, particularly in this era.” ... read more »
WATCH: Nina Turner Discusses How 400 Years Later Racism is Still in the “DNA” of the United States with the Recent Virginia Scandals
February 11, 2019
CNN commentator Nina Turner argues that recent blackface scandals in politics are not a result or in relation to President Trump, but that racism is in the “DNA” ... read more »
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