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From Mauritania to Qatar:  Slavery an Old Evil Takes Many Forms

In Mauritania slavery though officially illegal remains a fact of life for an estimated 40,000 slaves still exist the country. Mauritania is rarely mentioned in international media coverage. Conversely, across the Middle East – Qatar is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup ...

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Creating the space: TILA Studios unites Black female creatives, artists and influencers during Miami’s Art Week

With breath-taking panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, 250+ women of color were invited to experience an EmpowerHer Brunch curated by TILA Studios at the Perez Art Museum. “It is a dream come true,” Tiffany LaTrice, Founder and Executive Director of TILA Studios said at the event. “I find myself tearing up at every interaction.” The sisterhood was intrinsic. Black female influencers, creativ ...

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Judge Ilona M. Holmes: Excellence Personified

At the start of the new year, Broward County will be losing one of its best representations of Black excellence. After nearly 24 years, Judge Ilona M. Holmes will be retiring from Broward’s Circuit Court in January 2019. ...

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Sen. Kamala Harris Expected to Announce 2020 Intentions

     “It’s about where we came from and where we’ve got to go,” she told NNPA Newswire. “This is a pivotal moment. I think we all know when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about the Dream, it wasn’t about being asleep,” Harris said. “It was about being awake.” ...

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Northern California Seeks Relief from Fire and Rain

 It is being called the worst disaster in California’s history. The Camp Fire, which has destroyed more than 150,000 acres of land in mostly Butte County, began Thursday, November 8 at 6:33 a.m. Since then, more than 80 people have been confirmed dead while rescue workers and volunteers feverishly search for hundreds of missing people. ...

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Abandoned in a Dumpster at birth, this 29-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Now Owns A $62 Million Telecommunications Firm

29-year old Freddie Figgers was abandoned in a dumpster at birth and was adopted when he was just two days old by two loving parents. He is now the founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, a telecommunications firm valued at over $62.3 million dollars, that you may have never heard of. ...

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NAACP demands JNC to reconvene and reconsider Black applicants and calls on Governor elect DeSantis to publicly demand a new slate of candidates reflecting the diversity Florida

     The NAACP Florida State Conference calls for the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission to reconvene and reconsider the initial six African American applicants.  We also call on Governor-elect DeSantis to stand up to Governor Scott and the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission appointees and demand what all other prior Governors did with a slate that reflects the diversity ...

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The hunter, the fisherman and a friend- Josephus Eggelletion Jr. – has gone on to a better place

     Joe has left us for greener pastures, bluer skies, and pristine waters to rest in the lushness of eternal comfort. ...

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Dale V.C. Holness is the New Vice Mayor of Broward County

The The Broward County Commission unanimously voted for Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness (District 9) to serve as Vice Mayor today at its Reorganization meeting. The Broward County Charter stipulates that Commissioners, elected from single member districts, vote annually in November for the position of Mayor and Vice Mayor. ...

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Racial profiling and teaching while Black at VCU

     It comes amid a string of incidents — some of which have gone viral on social media — in which white people called the police on Black people for ordinary activities like sleeping in their university dorm and holding a barbecue in a public park. ...

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