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WWII All Black Women Unit Honored With Monument

     A group of trailblazing Black women is finally getting the recognition it they deserve. The women who were a part of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion—the U.S. Army’s only all-Black all-women unit during WWII—were honored with a monument in Kansas, Radio.com reported. ...

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 WHAT CYNTOIA BROWN AND TRUMP PLEA DEALS TELL US ABOUT MASS INCARCERATION

 The prison sentences for Cyntoia Brown and Donald Trump’s criminal cronies may seem unrelated, but they tell the same story ...

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#BlackExcellence: 83-Year-Old Earns Ph.D. From Louisiana State University

The milestone was historic as he became the eldest student to receive a graduate degree during a fall commencement at the school and the oldest Black person to ever receive a LSU degree. ...

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 Senators Harris and Booker Lead Historic Passage of Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation

 “From 1882 to 1986, Congress failed to pass anti-lynching legislation when it had an opportunity 200 times. Today, by passing this bill we have offered some long overdue justice and recognition to the victims of lynching crimes,” said Senator Harris. ...

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How Jasmine Twitty is making History as a 25-year-old Judge

Plenty of 25-year-olds might be considered judgmental. Few of them get paid for it. Count Jasmine Twitty among them: At 25, she is the youngest person ever to be sworn in as a judge in Easley, South Carolina ...

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Once homeless, this Black Entrepreneur now owns a $20 million trucking company

34-year-old Amari Ruff had a rough start growing up. As a teenager, he had to balance studies and work to help his mother make ends meet while moving between homeless shelters. But now, he owns a multi-million dollar trucking company called Sudu that connects underserved entrepreneurs to giant companies such as Walmart and UPS. ...

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EPA Pushes for More Coal-Fired Power Under the Trump Administration

During a recent press conference held at the Environmental Protection Agency, acting EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, announced more rollback regulations on coal-fired power plants. ...

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Meet Melissa Harville-LeBron: The first Black woman to own a NASCAR team

Melissa Harville-Lebron never imagined that her entrepreneurial pursuits and ambitions would lead her to make history as the first African American woman to solely own a race team licensed by NASCAR. ...

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Harvard Crimson Appoints First Black Woman President

Kristine E. Guillaume was appointed to lead the Harvard Crimson making her the first African-American woman to become president of the paper since it launched in 1873, the news outlet writes. ...

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NAACP President Johnson Travels to Ghana in Support of Upcoming ‘Year of Return Ghana 2019’

“Next year sym-bolizes a moment in time where people of Afri can descent regardless of where they exist within our Diaspora can reconnect and map out a future which establishes Africa and her descendants in their rightful place on the world stage,” said NAACP President Johnson. ...

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