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Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 8 , 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 8, 2019
Svante Myrick was elected as Ithaca NY's youngest mayor and its first African American mayor. He was 24 years old, 2011. ... read more »
New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
Gwen Ifill Immortalized with Postal Service Forever Stamp
November 7, 2019
Among the first African Americans to hold prominent positions in both broadcast and print journalism, Ifill was a trailblazer in the profession. ... read more »
In the Grip of a Nationwide Drought, Zimbabwe Faces a National Disaster
October 11, 2019
In a new low water mark for Zimbabwe’s troubled economy, two million people in Zimbabwe's capital have now been left without water after the government ran out of foreign currency to pay for imported water treatment chemicals. ... read more »
‘Slave Play’ by Jeremy O. Harris a Real Look at Racism in America —Opening on Broadway, Oc-tober 6
October 9, 2019
In the new play “Slave Play” (playing a strictly limited 17-week engagement)now playing in New York, at the Golden Theatre, and opening, Sunday, October 6, actress, Joaquina Kalukango who plays Kaneisha opens and closes the conversational play with a bang.  ... read more »
HUD Says Deregulation, Not Affordable Housing, Needed to Solve Homelessness
October 3, 2019
For more than a decade, economists, lawmakers, and others have heralded the nation’s economy. Often citing how unemployment has declined as new jobs have been created, or Wall Street trading and major bank profits rising, some might be led to believe that all is well in America.  ... read more »
California Charter Stories Bring Hard Data, First-Hand Experience to National School Choice Debate in D.C. at Black Caucus Conference
September 27, 2019
When the emancipation proclamation freed African-American slaves some 32 years later, slave-holding states like North Carolina did not automatically throw out the harsh anti-literacy legislation they had been using to oppress slaves. Those laws, the Jim Crow ones that followed, segregated schools, under-funded school districts – as well as other economic, political and social factors - all played a role in erecting barriers to a quality education for African Americans over the decades that followed. ... read more »
Camouflaged Vaping Devices Are Hoodwinking Parents And Schools
September 20, 2019
In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom. ... read more »
The Time is Now to Help Prevent Gun Violence in Urban Neighborhoods
September 19, 2019
At the beginning of this summer, I wrote an Op-Ed for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. I asked for support for the anti-violence programs around the country and many of you responded. For that, I am grateful. ... read more »
Karen Boykin-Towns Takes Her Talents to Sard Verbinnen
September 19, 2019
“I want people who are going to be able to tell it straight. People who will assess a situation and then be able to give you the realities of what it is,” Boykin-Towns said of her expectations in her new role. ... read more »
Pyer Moss Celebrates Black Culture with Fashion and Music
September 13, 2019
There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah’s “U.N.I.T.Y.”; a spoken word artist who reminded the audience that rock ‘n’ roll was invited by a Black, queer woman; and a stunning collection of clothes that ran the gamut from casual chic to red-carpet gowns, all modeled by Black or Brown faces. ... read more »
Abrams Tells Democrats: Go After Georgia, Irregular Voters
September 12, 2019
Georgia’s Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats’ debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost long ago. ... read more »
Cowboys, Elliott Agree on $90 Million Deal that Ends Holdout
September 6, 2019
The two-time NFL rushing champion is back with the Cowboys thanks to a new $90 million, six-year extension that makes Elliott the highest-paid player at his position — and just in time for the regular season. Dallas hosts the New York Giants on Sunday.  ... read more »
102 House Members Rebuke Delay of Payday Loan Rule Waters Led Effort Supported by Many CBC Members
September 5, 2019
Anyone who struggles with the rising costs of living knows all too well how hard it is to try stretching dollars when there’s more month than money in the household. Predatory lending, like payday and car-title loans, worsen financial stress with triple-digit interest rates that deepen the debt owed with each renewal.    ... read more »
Leimert Park Invites the World to its Annual Heritage Festival
August 29, 2019
The festival is the realization of a vision from Founder Sika Dwimfo to create an annual event that celebrates unity, family, diversity and the legacy of positive contributions that Leimert Park has made to the city of Los Angeles. Sponsored by International Eye, Los Angeles, the 2019 festival celebrates the vibrant international cultures that have created the dynamic community acknowledged as the cultural epi-center for Black arts and culture. ... read more »
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