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Here's Why Black Women Take the High Road

June 1, 2018 - 
This week, Roseanne Barr—a bona fide racist—was outed, fired and hung out to dry. 
Former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was the butt of a tasteless, racist joke. And at MSNBC’s Everyday Racism town hall, Jarrett had a few words for Barr. 
“I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment,” Jarrett said. &ldq... Read more

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Here’s how Issa Rae turned heads with N-word belt at fashion awards

June 5, 2018 -
Is there room for the n-word in fashion? Issa Rae apparently thinks so. That’s a question that’s up for debate after Rae rocked the words “Every n**** is a star” on her belt at the CFDA Awards, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Rae’s fashion ensemble was the talk to the town as Rae strutted the runway in a gorgeous blue, beaded gown cr... Read more

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FAMU Conduct Research in the Dominican Republic

June 6, 2018 - FAMU students have traveled to the Dominican Republic this summer to gain hands-on experience in international agricultural careers as part of their Service Learning in International Agriculture course, offered through the University’s global agriculture minor program. “We are excited to partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase the participation ... Read more

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Black women show support of Joy Ann Reid with #WeGotJoy hashtag

June 11, 2018 - 
Black women are rallying around Joy Ann Reid (former Grio managing editor and current host of AM Joy on MSNBC) with the hashtag #WeGotJoy. This social media campaign comes on the heels of the release of years old posts from Reid’s now defunct blog that reportedly contained incendiary, homophobic language. The posts were unearthed by cr... Read more

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Number of children lacking health insurance in Florida increases

June 12, 2018 - Data released late last month by the National Center on Health Statistics shows that the number of uninsured children in Florida in 2017 rose slightly to 7.6 percent. While Florida has made strides in reducing the number of uninsured children, a national health-care expert warned Thursday that those gains are likely stalling, and she put part of the blame on increased scru... Read more

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Trump considering pardon for boxing legend and activist Muhammad Ali even though his conviction was overturned

June 14, 2018 - 
The Associated Press is reporting that President Donald Trump may pardon deceased boxing great Muhammad Ali. Addressing questions from reporters before departing from for the G7 summit in Canada, Trump expressed that he was considering pardoning many other people including the boxing legend and activist Ali. It’s unclear exactly what Trump would be p... Read more

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Civilizations: Paradise on Earth

WEDU PBS aires Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm 
Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, escapes and refuges—the elusive paradise on earth. Visit www.wedu.org to watch preview. ... Read more

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Winky Wright's long career rewarded with place in the Hall of Fame

June 18, 2018 - For a five-year stretch during the early days of Ronald "Winky" Wright's 22-year boxing career he found himself as a virtual nomad. He and career-long trainer Dan Birmingham left behind the club circuit in the Tampa, Florida, region and embarked on a globetrotting tour as Wright searched for bigger opportunities and bigger purses. Luxemburg. France. Germany. Monaco. Argentina. Engla... Read more

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Florida Regulators Struggle To Keep Up With Medical Marijuana Industry

June 24, 2018 - 
Florida’s embattled medical marijuana office continues wading through rulemaking—two years after Florida voters approved the system. But the industry is moving faster than regulators' ability to govern it, leading to problems. Last week a California-based medical marijuana company purchased a Florida one for $53 million. There have been a couple of these sales alr... Read more

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MLK daughter claps back at Steve Bannon for saying her father would be proud of Trump

June 24, 2018 - 
What Steve Bannon is not gonna do is use Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr’s name in vain. But the fired White House Chief Strategist tried it when he said Dr. King would be “proud” of what President Donald Trump has done so far for African Americans, reports WSBTV. “Martin Luther King … he would be proud ... Read more