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Michigan State Rep. leaves Democratic Party, accuses Democrats of not respecting Blacks

Rep. Olumba stated that his reasons for leaving the Democratic Party include the party’s condescending treatment of Blacks and Detroiters ...

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Your Black History: Meet Dr. Andrew Brimmer, the first Black governor of the Federal Reserve

Today’s edition of Your Black History profiles a historic event on today’s date 47 years ago. On February 10, 1966 President Lyndon Johnson appointed Dr. Andrew Brimmer (pictured) to the Federal Reserve Bank’s Board of Governors. Brimmer was the first Black person ever to be appointed to one of the highest positions of our nation’s central bank ...

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Detroit cop to go on trial in May for killing seven- year-old

Detroit cop Joseph Weekley will go on trial in May for fatally shooting seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones during a 2010 raid ...

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The Elusive ‘Black Agenda’

Black agenda designed to address the myriad economic, social and political disparities that afflict the Black community ...

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China in denial about its race problem

The comfort level and the acceptance of a foreigner in the Chinas are directly proportional to the skin pigmentation of that non-Chinese ...

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Coalition of Black media owners and professional organizations launch “Million Dollar Black Spending Power Campaign”: Calls on Black community to reclaim Black economic power

The Million Dollar Black Spending Power Campaign raises the question “where is the money?” It is not reaching the Black community argue the organizers. ...

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An old song still resonates: ‘Is it because I’m Black?’

The song in question is a question in itself: “Is It Because I’m Black?” is the title. Johnson recorded it in 1968 ...

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Cop says he was fired for reporting officers who threatened President Obama and First Lady

The two officers who were fired as a result of the CBS interview deny that they ever threatened the Obamas ...

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Supreme Court hears voting rights challenge

Supreme Court to determine whether a key section of the Voting Rights Act should be upheld, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the provision as “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” ...

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