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Black Women make history nationwide with runs for Political Office

According to blackwomeninpolitics.com, a comprehensive database that lists women of color running for political offices in 2018, currently, over 600 Black female candidates are running for offices nationwide. ...

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Parents of Trayvon Martin say the Weinstein Co. owes them $150,000

     The parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Co. owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the film and television rights to their book about the 2012 shooting of their son and the blossoming Black Lives Matter movement in its wake. ...

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Jussie Smollett announces “Sum of My Music Tour” to support the Black AIDS Institute

The tour, titled Sum Of My Music Tour, debuted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on April 20, 2018, and will span Europe and the United States, culminating in a performance in New Orleans for the Essence Festival. A portion of the tour’s proceeds will go to support The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) and Flint Kids. ...

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EMBRACING CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN POMPANO BEACH

Commissioner Beverly Perkins of District 4 took a personal commitment to be a part of the Haitian Flag Day activities in Pompano Beach because many of the people in her district are of Haitian descent. ...

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TV ad beats up on candidate for Florida’s governor Gwen Graham

     Under attack from television advertising financed by a super political action committee—— Graham is portrayed as too traditional and fickle to broadminded ideologies. It appears that the ad is working — at least from a few Broward County voters. ...

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Always on My Mind: President Trump’s Weird Obsession with Rep. Maxine Waters Continues in Michigan Speech

     President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) during a campaign-style rally in Michigan. ...

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NNPA President Dr. Benjamin Chavis Says Reginald Lewis Film Offers Transcendent Message for Millennials at Cannes Film Festival

     Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), co-hosted an event celebrating international filmmakers and the European premiere of a documentary about the life and legacy of Reginald F. Lewis, America’s first Black billionaire, during the Cannes Film Festival in France. ...

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Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule

Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule ...

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Congratulations are in order to Dillard High School of the Arts’ Jazz Ensemble!

The band, under the direction of Christopher Dorsey, won 1st place at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition in New York City. ...

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Cop resigns after dragging 65-year-old Black grandmother during traffic stop

     An ‘unqualified’ traffic cop has resigned from duty after harassing and attacking a Black 65-year-old grandmother without any cause. The incident took place May 5 at Alpharetta, Georgia, a majority White suburb outside of Atlanta. ...

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