Category Archives for America

10 Things You Should Know About Trump & Black America

1. There has been an increase in hate crimes of 6.7% against blacks and other minorities since Trump launched is Presidential Campaign. The F.B.I. cataloged a total of 5,818 hate crimes in 2015 — a rise

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Kamala Harris Wins California Senate Seat

On Tuesday night, Kamala Harris became the second black woman elected to the United States Senate. Before her victory on Tuesday, Harris was the 32nd and current Attorney General of California since 2011.

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Somali American Wins MN House Seat in Historic Election

Somali born Minneapolis organizer Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday when she won a Minnesota House seat and became the first Somali-American legislator. Her district covers parts of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood,

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Hillary Clinton Concession Speech- November 9

HILLARY CLINTON CONCESSION SPEECH Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you so much. Very rowdy group. Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so very much for being here. I love you

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Donald Trump Victory Speech- November 8

DONALD TRUMP- VICTORY SPEECH NOVEMBER 8, 2016 Thank you very much. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated. Thank you very much. I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton.

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US Elections: Violence & Voter Intimidation

A few days before the election between Donald J Trump and Hillary Clinton, bands of Trump supporters and militias are harassing and threatening black people in various ways to reduce participation. Black

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10 Reasons Not to Watch HBO’s Insecure by Issa Rae

Misogyny is a central theme: Issa and her friend Molly call each other the “b”  word reserved for female dogs just like in rap videos so what difference does it make when it is a black woman who

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10 Questions Every Black Person Should Ask Trump & Clinton

What is your response to sentencing of domestic terrorists who are bombing black churches? Will you advocate mandatory minimum sentences to those who commit acts of terror against black people? Black

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Forgotten History: Economist Sir William Arthur Lewis

In 1979, W. Arthur Lewis became the first black man to win a Nobel Prize in Economics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize, along with Theodore Schultz, for “pioneering research into economic development.”

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The Birth of A Nation MUST Go On!

The Birth of a Nation movie is scheduled for release in October 2016 and is a top contender for major awards, however, the recent reports of rape allegations against Nate Parker threaten to derail it.

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A Brief History of Black Accomplishments at Olympic Games

The first ever event of the modern Olympic Games was the 1st heat of the 100m, held on 6 April 1896. The first time women competed was in 1900 in Paris. However, the history of black athletes at the Olympic

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The State of Human Rights and Race Relations in America

Opinion- Democracy has to be the wishes of the majority but have protection of the minority. The United States of America which prides itself as the beacon of light the hope of the world, the model for

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Modern Black Inventors Who Changed the Way We Live

JERRY LAWSON- Video Game Console Gerald Anderson “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011) was an American electronic engineer known for his work in designing the Fairchild Channel

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The History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger,

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Upcoming Black Movies to Watch

Want to learn more about black history? Here are some upcoming movies about various events in Global Black History that will be released in 2016. QUEEN OF KATWE Queen of Katwe is an upcoming biographical

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10 Takeaways from “Barbershop: The Next Cut” Movie

The barbershop is the economic heart of the black community, and not just a social gathering place but one of the few institutions that are still owned and controlled by black Americans. Given this dynamic,

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Haiti and the African Union

In the late 18th century, an uprising led by former slave General Toussaint L’Ouverture became the first successful slave insurrection in the west. It led to the establishment of the first black republic

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Black Feminism vs. Traditional Family Values

In the beginning women fought for the right to be viewed as human. In those days women in general were viewed as sub-human hence the women’s suffrage movement. Women wanted the right to vote and the

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The State of Black Women Around the World

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society and corresponds with International Women’s Day on

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#OscarsSoWhite & and Why #BlackWealthMatters

One of the most prestigious awards shows, The Oscars will be broadcast on Sunday. This year’s Academy Awards have generated more controversy because only white actors and actresses were nominated

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