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Latest Attacks On Ilhan Omar Show That Anti-Muslim Hate Isn’t A Partisan Issue

April 15, 2019
President Donald Trump used Twitter to target Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Friday for remarks she made during a speech on Muslim civil rights last month.

Trump tweeted an incendiary video that took clips from the speech out of context and interlaced them with news footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The tweet text accompanying the video read, “WE WILL NEVER F... Read more

FAMU’s “Million Dollar Scholar” Elected Alpha Phi Alpha’s Assistant Southern Regional Vice President

April 15, 2019
Emmanuel Blake Dawson, Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) “Million Dollar Scholar,” continues to break new ground.  At the recent Alpha Phi Alpha Southern Regional Convention in Jackson, Miss., as a write-in candidate, the third-year student was elected as the Assistant Southern Regional Vice President. It’s the highest student position in the regi... Read more

All-male historically black Morehouse College will admit transgender men

April 15, 2019
The only all-male historically black college in the US will begin admitting transgender men next year, a major shift at a time when higher education institutions around the nation are adopting more welcoming policies toward LGBT students.
Morehouse, in Atlanta, counts among its alumni the Rev Martin Luther King Jr, filmmaker Spike Lee and former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. It bi... Read more

Louisiana churches are rebuilding after fires and this ex-NFL player wants people to know how they can help

April 15, 2019

Benjamin Watson may have retired from the New Orleans Saints, but these days, he's repping his community in other ways.

The former NFL tight end spread the word about fundraising efforts for the three historically black churches that burned down in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish in recent weeks.
St. Mary Baptist Church in Porte Barre was set on fire March 26, fo... Read more

Texas Tech School of Medicine will not consider race in admissions process, per agreement with Trump administration

April 14, 2019

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will not consider race or national origin as a factor in its admissions process, according to an agreement the school entered with the Department of Education in February.

The agreement concludes a 14-year-long investigation into the school's use of affirmative action in its admissions process after someone who... Read more

Four Republican senators say they'd vote 'no' on Cain

April 12, 2019

Four Republican senators say they'll oppose Herman Cain's Federal Reserve board candidacy, essentially sinking the former Republican presidential candidate's chances before he's even been formally nominated.

The GOP's slim majority of 53 votes means Cain's nomination is now dead on arrival, with no Democrats expected to back President Donald Trump's unconventional choice.
"If ... Read more

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The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot

April 5, 2019

While celebrating her victory in becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead Chicago, Lori Lightfoot thanked the city and those who blazed the trail for her victory.

"We may be strangers but in this room, in this city we are all neighbors," she told a cheering crowd following her win.
Lightfoot faced a historic runoff Tuesday against Toni Preckwinkle, who is also a... Read more

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PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell Elected First At-Large Director of the PGA of America Board of Directors

April 5, 2019
PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell, the PGA Head Professional at Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, has been elected the first at-large director of the PGA of America Board of Directors.
Powell, 72, is a member of the PGA Hall of Fame and serves on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. She was the second African-American to compete on the LPGA Tour and in 2015 was ... Read more

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'Racist' Florida Republican bill raises deportation threat: 'People are afraid'

April 3, 2019
Five-year-old Roxana Gozzer hasn’t seen her father for weeks and does not know the next time she will. Walter Gozzer-Sing never returned home from a “routine” check-in with immigration officials in February. After a month in detention, he was placed without notice on a flight from Miami to Peru. His sudden deportation left the family – including two US citizen... Read more

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Why Chicago's mayoral election should matter to you

April 3, 2019

No matter who wins Tuesday's election in Chicago, the nation's third-largest city will for the first time elect an African-American woman as its mayor.

The Windy City could also have its first openly gay mayor.
The historic runoff pits Lori Lightfoot, 56, a former assistant US attorney who describes herself as "an out and proud black lesbian," against Toni Preckwinkle, 72, a po... Read more