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Shonda Rhimes becomes third black woman in the TV Hall of Fame

October 17, 2017 - On Thursday, Shonda Rhimes was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, making her the third black woman to receive this honor. The first was Oprah Winfrey, who was inducted in 1993, and the second was Diahann Carroll, who was inducted in 2011. “All of these individuals are innovators who have shaped television and left an indeli... Read more

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Bethune-Cookman University Awarded Research Contract from the U.S. Department of Energy

October 17, 2017 - New Research Contract to Enhance Academic Enterprise by Engaging Students in Research and Innovation. Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) has been awarded a one-year $178,000 contract by the U.S Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM). The contract has an optional 2nd and 3rd year, if exercised. Through this contract B-CU will conduct resea... Read more

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Millennial Groups Make a Stand to Give Back to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

October 17, 2017 -  “The struggle is real,” said Joshlyn Thomas, B-CU Alumni Affairs Coordinator. Upon graduation, students are strongly encouraged to give back to their alma mater. How is this done when young alumni has not secured a stable job or income? Not to mention payment of loans. Graduates between the ages of 21-40 are considered young alumni and fall in the “millenn... Read more

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THE ROYALE by Florida Native Marco Ramirez

Only 4 chances left to catch the show both audiences and critics love! 
WE THE PEOPLE…WILL FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTFUL PLACE
From an award-winning writer on the hit TV series Orange Is the New Black comes one of America’s hottest new plays. Jay “The Sport” Jackson wants nothing more than to prove he’s the best boxer in the world. However in the Jim Crow era, his cha... Read more

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Derek Jeter Becomes the First Black CEO of a Major League Baseball Team Says He's Fine With His Players Kneeling

October 23, 2017 - A group headed by 14-time MLB All-Star Derek Jeter and Florida businessman Bruce Sherman has completed its purchase of the Miami Marlins, a Major League Baseball team. Jeter, now a co-owner of the team, has also been named the team's first ever Black CEO. Will players kneeling during the national anthem be an issue? Not according to Jeter himself. He recently told ... Read more

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A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

October 24, 2017 - 
Federal housing policies created after the Depression ensured that African-Americans and other people of color were left out of the new suburban communities — and pushed instead into urban housing projects, such as Detroit's Brewster-Douglass towers. 
In 1933, faced with a housing shortage, the federal government began a program explicitly designed to increase ... Read more

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Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos

October 24, 2017 - 
A helicopter flies over a section of Baltimore affected by riots. Richard Rothstein writes that recent unrest in Baltimore is the legacy of a century of federal, state and local policies designed to "quarantine Baltimore's black population in isolated slums." Fifty years after the repeal of Jim Crow, many African-Americans still live in segregated ghettos in the count... Read more

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Well-being of black and Hispanic children continues to lag in Florida

Despite making progress in health care access and parental employment, Florida has not improved its poverty rate for children over the past five years, a newly released national report shows. And that indicator, along with several others, bodes particularly poorly for children of ethnic minorities and immigrant families, who are disproportionately affected by poverty, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ... Read more

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Poll: Most white Americans believe whites face discrimination

October 27, 2017 - According to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the HarvardT.H. Chan School of Public Health, a majority of white Americans believe that they face discrimination. While every single racial group surveyed in the poll believe that their own group faces discrimination, the statistic of white people saying that they face discrimi... Read more

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Houston Texans Players, Including White Teammates, Kneel During Anthem

October 30, 2017 - When multiple outlets reported that Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” in a closed-door “special privileged session” after owners met with players to discuss the anthem, he assumed a simple apology would suffice in getting him back in good graces with his chattel employees. When it ... Read more