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Black unemployment rate falls to 11.9 percent

By Freddie Allen      WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks dipped to 11.9 percent in December, according to the Labor Department, largely because likely workers, discouraged after months of searching for jobs with little prospects, have simply stopped looking.      According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate for Black men over 20 dipped from 12.1 percent in November to 11 ...

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Meet Britain’s first Black marchioness

Emma McQuiston is about to make history. She is about to become Britain’s first Black marchioness, which is one step below a duchess. McQuiston currently holds the title of Viscountess Weymouth. McQuiston recently had an elaborate fairy tale wedding to Ceawlin Thynn. The wedding included 355 guests, a wait staff of almost 200 and a magician. Ceawlin Thynn is a British businessman and the second child of Ale ...

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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First Lady To Celebrate 50th Birthday Friday

WASHINGTON — Nearing a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama (pictured) exuberantly describes herself as “50 and fabulous.” She’s celebrating already and a big birthday bash is in the works. The nation’s first lady hits the half-century mark on Friday and, by her own account, she feels more relaxed now that President Barack Obama‘s days as a candidate are over. “That layer is gone now. It gives me a little mor ...

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The ’45TH NAACP Image Awards’ Nominees Announced

The nominees for THE 45TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today during a live press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA.  David Oyelowo (“Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’”), Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal”),Keke Palmer (VH1’s “CrazySexyCool”), Bresha Webb (TV One’s “Love That Girl”) and Gina Torres(USA’s “Suits”) announced the ...

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’12 Years A Slave’ Wins Best Film Drama At Golden Globes

Shut out all night at the Golden Globes, the historical drama “12 Years a Slave” eked out the night’s top honor, best film drama, while the con-artist caper “American Hustle” landed a leading three awards, including best film comedy. David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” had the better night overall, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Best picture was the only award for “12 Years a Sl ...

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THE DEMOCRATIC BLACK CAUCUS OF FLOIRDA BRINGS THE “FLORIDA SPEAKS TOUR” TO MIAMI

In light of recent events in the state of Florida, The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, the office of State Senator Dwight Bullard, and Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials have come together to launch the “Florida Speaks Tour” scheduled to make its stop in Miami, Florida on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at St. Agnes Episcopal Church . The Florida Speaks tour is a series of town hall assemblies ...

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Soul Sistah: D.I.V.A

Fort Lauderdale, FL -On December 21, 2013, Beyond Dramatic Productions will stage its second theatrical production, Soul Sistah: D.I.V.A. “Determined Individuals Voicing Attitude.” Written, directed by, and starring local author and activist Lakisha Sanders, Soul Sistah: D.I.V.A. tells the story of various individuals, a once happy and healthy clan of individuals now faced with imminent dissolution in the w ...

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Nelson Mandela has died

"Our nation has lost its greatest son," South African President Jacob Zuma said in a press conference on Thursday. Addressing South Africans, Zuma said "Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we bid him farewell." Mandela was the first black president of South Africa and the first to win a fully free democratic election in the country. He served a single term from 1994 through 1999 and t ...

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Hastings Introduces Resolution Recognizing People of African Descent and Black European Leaders

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after introducing a resolution in recognition of people of African descent and Black Europeans, and outlining concrete steps for the United States to take to help address racism and discrimination in Europe “An estimated seven to ten million individuals of African descent currently live in Europe, particularly in Franc ...

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