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Chicago Police Announce “Shift” in Investigation Regarding Jussie Smollett Case, Confusion

     “We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed in a statement. “We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview,” he added. ...

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NNPA President Talks Black History, Diversity During Fireside Chat with Volkswagen

     “Our history didn’t begin in slavery,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “We were kings and queens. We had dynasties long before the slave trade,” Chavis said during Volkswagen Group of America’s Black History Month fireside chat. ...

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Why are people still talking about the Mayor of Holly Springs, Mississippi?

I still get chills when I walk inside the Eddie L. Smith Multipurpose Building on North Memphis Street. As one of his final projects, he envisioned it as a common ground for the whole town. How often do you literally get to walk around inside your father’s vision? ...

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Tribune lauds History Makers at awards luncheon

     In a packed upstairs dining room in the Union League in Center City, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, delivered a powerful keynote speech on Thursday at The Philadelphia Tribune Christopher J. Perry/Carter G. Woodson Black History Awards Luncheon. ...

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New TSD video series tells forgotten history of Memphis

Over the course of February (and maybe beyond), we’ll bring you short video clips of historic places you drive or walk by every day – places that have profound historic implications that go overlooked all the time. We published the first one, “The People’s Grocery,” on Feb. 5. ...

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African Free Trade Agreement Nears Completion

     The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is an  agreement between African Union (AU) member states with a stated goal of creating a single market followed by free movement and a single currency. It was first presented and signed at the AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda in March 2018. ...

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Upholding Our Values and Standing Against Discrimination

I’m outraged that anyone at Toledo Transmission – or any facility – would ever face threats or discrimination. My heart goes out to anyone who was touched by this bigotry. This is not who we are. I and the entire leadership team at GM, condemn – in the strongest possible terms – any type of intimidating or intolerant behavior. If we find that someone has engaged in such discriminatory behavior ...

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Most and Least Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cities Identified

“A growing body of social psychological research suggests that information about increasing ethnic diversity can lead white Americans to express greater concerns about their ethnic group’s status and, further, these concerns can have implications for interethnic attitudes as well as political attitudes,” said Dr. Maureen Craig, a WalletHub expert and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Ne ...

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Russell Hornsby: “Proven Innocent,” Actor is a Proven Talent

No stranger to the small screen, Russell Hornsby has been delighting fans with powerful performances on top shows like “Gideon’s Crossing” (NBC), “In Treatment” (HBO), “The Affair “(Showtime), “Seven Seconds:” (Netflix) and now “Proven Innocent” (Fox). ...

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HBCU Alum Beverly Winstead, Esq. becomes first Black woman and person of color in history to chair the Maryland State Bar   Association’s Tax Division

Beverly L. Winstead, Esq. made history when she was appointed as Chair of the Tax Division for the Maryland State Bar Association -- the first Black woman and person of color to hold the position since the organization was founded in 1896. She'll serve her first term through fall 2019. ...

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