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New series redefines for audiences the personal story of enslaved Americans

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Barry Jenkins, the director of “The Underground Railroad,” says that “before making this show … I would have said I’m the descendant of enslaved Africans.” “I think now that answer has evolved,” ...

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Tulsa churches join in remembering destruction of black community in race riots

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Six congregations gathered at First Baptist Church of North Tulsa to commemorate the city’s race riots of a century ago. That’s when, in 1921,  a white mob destroyed at least a half-dozen ...

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The black doctor who performed open heart surgery in 1893

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While the world celebrates open heart surgery as a modern triumph of science, it was a black doctor in 1893 Chicago that really made history.  In July of that year, Dr. Daniel ...

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I am a free black woman. Why I won’t vote Democrat this year

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While growing up south of the Mason-Dixon Line during the 1970s, there were a few things I could count on seeing inside all of my family members’ homes: pictures of Jesus, Abraham ...

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California would pay reparations under new plan

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California will pay reparations to descendants of slaves under a new plan supported by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom has thrown his support behind a bill sponsored by the Democrat-controlled California legislature.  Bill ...

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NFL ratings decline as league injects hyper politics into sports

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Television ratings tanked for the opening game of the NFL season between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans last week. Many people, both in and out of media and sports, attribute ...

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Democrats concerned that rioting could hurt Biden in swing states

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As rioting continues in numerous cities with Democrat mayors, polls show it may be hurting the party, Joe Biden and even down-ballot candidates in key swing states. With less than three months ...

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President Trump gives full pardon to Alice Johnson

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Alice Johnson is the face of a growing cross-section of Black America rarely given a voice in the media. A person of color who loves President Trump for how he has personally ...

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Nikki Haley, Herschel Walker wow viewers of Republican Convention

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‘America, Land of Promise’: Republicans Celebrate Trump’s Achievements on First Republicans celebrated President Donald Trump’s first term achievements, and praised American ideals and freedoms on the first night of the Republican National Convention. From ...

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GOP Convention list of speakers includes Blacks who have left the Democrat Party

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Republicans hold their convention this week and promise it will be in sharp contrast to that of the Democrat event, both in content and style. In a major shot across the bow, ...

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Biden chooses Kamala Harris who once called his policies ‘racist’

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Joe Biden announced Thursday that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will be his running mate for the 2020 Democrat ticket for president. The Democrat convention is expected to make it official even as ...

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Congressman asks Smithsonian to remove statue of Planned Parenthood founder Sanger

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A collection of statues in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery includes Margaret Sanger, a racist and proponent of eugenics who founded Planned Parenthood. Rep. Russ Fulcher, a Republican from Idaho, is reviving ...

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Is President Trump a white supremacist and racist?

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This past Saturday, after President Trump’s Tulsa rally did not draw the expected capacity crowd,  (it broke cable broadcast records) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York’s 14th congressional district in NYC, tweeted, ...

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Suspect in murder of retired St. Louis officer previously convicted but never served time

Stephan Cannon, who was arrested this week for the alleged murder of retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn, was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2014 but never spent a ...

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Reopening is especially challenging for Missouri’s black churches

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African Americans are the most religious ethnic group in the country, with nearly half attending religious services at least once a week. Black churches also have a disproportionately higher death rate from ...

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VIDEO: Biden claims “You ain’t black” if you support Trump

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Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden made an extraordinary claim to the black host of The Breakfast Club radio show. Biden, who has remained in seclusion in his Delaware basement for the last ...

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COVID-19 has greater impact on African American community

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Traditionally African American churches may face greater challenges in helping members address the coronavirus threat. The virus is affecting the black community at a disproportionately higher rate than the general population across ...

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Former NFL player predicts a “black awakening” will reelect Trump

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A black “awakening” will help President Trump win reelection in 2020, according to a former NFL player. “For me, once I saw the policies that President Obama pushed in the back half ...

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Polls show historic Black and Hispanic support for Trump surging ahead of 2020

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Is Donald Trump heading towards a 50-state sweep in the 2020 election? That’s what some political analysts are saying after new polls that show surging support among African American, Asian and Hispanic ...

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‘Black & Pro-Life in America’ author: Abortion worse than homicides

Black homicides are at epidemic levels in the United States but there’s another even bigger killer. According to the Violence Policy Center, a national nonprofit educational organization that conducts research on violence ...

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Consumer confidence at 15-year high

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U.S. consumers are the most confident about the economy at any time since the early 200s. Positive views on wages, purchasing and job outlook by Americans  jumped to a 15-year high in early May ...

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President expands opportunities for minorities

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President Donald Trump is pledging to expand opportunities for Americans of every race, religion, and creed as he commemorates Black History Month. Speaking to hundreds at a White House reception on Feb. 21, ...

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Black Americans benefiting from lowest unemployment in history

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Black American men are experiencing the lowest unemployment on record as it drops to 6.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With women included in the count, Black unemployment dropped ...

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Liberals exhibit racist condescension when addressing minorities

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White liberals present themselves as less competent when addressing minorities, while conservatives use the same vocabulary no matter what the race of their audience, according to a newly released study. Yale and ...

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Black support of president surges to 40 percent

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Some 40 percent of black likely voters approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing, according to the daily Rasmussen poll released on Oct. 29. The number marks a record high, the ...

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