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When the officers are Black: Tyre Nichols' death raises tough questions about race in policing (120 hits)
When the officers are Black: Tyre Nichols' death raises tough questions about race in policing Story by Rick Jervis and Jessica Guynn, US TODAY In the long sequence of high-profile deaths of Black men at the hands of American police, the death of ...
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BLUES SIGNER BOBBY ''BLUE'' BLAND BORN January 27, 1930 (122 hits)
BLUES SIGNER BOBBY ''BLUE'' BLAND BORN January 27, 1930 Robert Calvin Bland (born Robert Calvin Brooks; January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer. Bland developed a sound that m ...
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces New Law To Prosecute White Supremacists: Here's What It Would Mean (138 hits)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces New Law To Prosecute White Supremacists: Here's What It Would Mean Story by Christopher Rhodes • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has introduced a new law in the House of Representatives to tackle racist violence ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 11:59AM
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The story of one of Chicago’s first Black power couples, Etta Moten and Claude Barnett (118 hits)
The story of one of Chicago’s first Black power couples, Etta Moten and Claude Barnett By Ron Grossman It was written in the stars for Etta Moten and Claude Barnett to be married on the fly. Professional lives made theirs a commuting romance for ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 10:34AM
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How did Mahalia Jackson die? Devastating last days of 'Queen of Gospel' plagued by ill-health (142 hits)
How did Mahalia Jackson die? Devastating last days of 'Queen of Gospel' plagued by ill-health By Beverly White Mahalia Jackson passed away at a relatively young age of 60 on January 27, 1972. However, she made sure those 60 years were meaningful. ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 10:23AM
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This Day in Black History: Jan. 27, 1766 (165 hits)
This Day in Black History: Jan. 27, 1766 Pierre Toussaint, a former slave from the Caribbean, became one of the noted Black philanthropists in the United States. He was born in the then French colony of Haiti on Jan. 27, 1766, and was brought t ...
Posted Friday, January 27th 2023 at 10:16AM
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Brett Kavanaugh praises newcomer Ketanji Brown Jackson as a 'thoroughly prepared' justice who's 'off to a grea (124 hits)
Brett Kavanaugh praises newcomer Ketanji Brown Jackson as a 'thoroughly prepared' justice who's 'off to a great start' Story by oseddiq@insider.com (Oma Seddiq) • Justice Brett Kavanaugh praised fellow Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. "She's ...
Posted Thursday, January 26th 2023 at 10:47PM
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31 Black History Facts You May Not Have Learned in School (188 hits)
31 Black History Facts You May Not Have Learned in School Story by McKenzie Jean-Philippe, Jane Burnett • From the hidden figures who made an impact, essential Black inventors, change-making civil rights leaders, award-winning authors, and showst ...
Posted Thursday, January 26th 2023 at 10:00PM
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A LETTER TO MY FELLOW BLACK TEXANS ABOUT JUNETEENTH (219 hits)
A LETTER TO MY FELLOW BLACK TEXANS ABOUT JUNETEENTH When Juneteenth became a federal holiday, a year and a half ago, and there were all those articles explaining its history, were you as surprised as I was to learn the symbolism behind our rituals ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 5:29PM
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ALICIA KEYS, MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST BORN January 25, 1981 (151 hits)
ALICIA KEYS, MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST BORN January 25, 1981 Alicia Keys is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter whose debut album, 'Songs in A Minor,' went platinum five times over. Who Is Alicia Keys? Born in 1981 ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 4:36PM
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This Day in Black History: Jan. 25, 1851 Abolitionist and renowned women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth (153 hits)
This Day in Black History: Jan. 25, 1851 Abolitionist and renowned women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth makes her historic “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at the first Black Women's Rights Convention. Also, singer Etta James is born in Los Angeles, C ...
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Etta James was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 1938. (142 hits)
Etta James was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 1938. Gospel prodigy and musical icon Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkis on Jan, 25, 1938, in Los Angeles. Her mother was only 14 years old. Despite her own youth and inexperience, she gave her daug ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 12:55PM
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CONGRESSWOMAN SHIRLEY CHISHOLM BEGINS HER CAMPAIGN (134 hits)
CONGRESSWOMAN SHIRLEY CHISHOLM BEGINS HER CAMPAIGN On January 25, 1972, Shirley Chisholm announced her campaign for President of the United States. Almost six months later, Chisholm became the first African American Presidential nominee and femal ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 12:27PM
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Constance Baker Motley | Biography, Accomplishments, … (148 hits)
Constance Baker Motley | Biography, Accomplishments, … Constance Baker Motley was an American jurist and politician, who served as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. A key strategist of the civil rig ...
Posted Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at 11:54AM
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Trump honors Diamond at memorial service but says he doesn't know Silk (231 hits)
Trump honors Diamond at memorial service but says he doesn't know Silk ...
Posted Monday, January 23rd 2023 at 9:43PM
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AUTHOR, EDITOR, WRITER, JOURNALIST SUSAN L. TAYLOR BORN (150 hits)
AUTHOR, EDITOR, WRITER, JOURNALIST SUSAN L. TAYLOR BORN January 23, 1946 Author, editor, writer, journalist Susan L. Taylor born in New York, New York to a father from the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Susan L. Taylor is the Editor-in-chief ...
Posted Monday, January 23rd 2023 at 4:41PM
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Yet another American abandoned for Brittney Griner (123 hits)
Yet another American abandoned for Brittney Griner Story by Kevin Harrish • Last month, Brittney Griner was finally released from Russia after the United States worked hard to secure her release and even freed a dangerous Russian arms dealer in ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 9:14PM
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BORN ON THIS DAY: GEORGE FOREMAN January 22, 1948 (158 hits)
BORN ON THIS DAY: GEORGE FOREMAN January 22, 1948 Olympic gold medalist, world heavyweight champion, and a lean, mean knockout machine. The great George Foreman turns 74 today. George Edward Foreman was born on January 10, 1949 in Marshall, ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 6:43PM
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Jack Arthur Johnson, (164 hits)
Jack Arthur Johnson, nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", was an American boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first black world heavyweight boxing champion. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential boxers in history, and ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 5:48PM
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Susan Rice Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (188 hits)
Susan Rice Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations On January 22, 2009, Susan Elizabeth Rice, was confirmed by the United States Senate as the first African American woman to serve in the capacity of U.S. Ambassador to the United Natio ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 5:31PM
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Angela Bassett won a "Best Actress" Golden Globe award on Jan. 22, 1994. (202 hits)
Angela Bassett won a "Best Actress" Golden Globe award on Jan. 22, 1994. Actress Angela Bassett has won many nominations for "Best Actress" awards, but took home the gold on Jan. 22, 1994 when she won the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion ...
Posted Sunday, January 22nd 2023 at 5:21PM
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Here's What Raven-Symoné Thinks Of The Bill Cosby Case (125 hits)
Here's What Raven-Symoné Thinks Of The Bill Cosby Case BY LANE VASQUEZ Raven-Symoné was reluctant to speak out, but she did share some thoughts on the Bill Cosby case. His show may have been a staple a few decades ago, but these days, Bill Cos ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 11:03PM
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Raven-Symoné Makes Big Reveal To Fans About How To Say Her Name She released the news on a TikTok video. (122 hits)
Raven-Symoné Makes Big Reveal To Fans About How To Say Her Name She released the news on a TikTok video. Since her early days at Disney Channel, fans thought they were pronouncing Raven-Symoné’s name correctly. The 37-year-old actress took to ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 8:47PM
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The black doctor who performed open heart surgery in 1893 (147 hits)
The black doctor who performed open heart surgery in 1893 While the world celebrates open heart surgery as a modern triumph of science, it was a black doctor in 1893 Chicago that really made history. In July of that year, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 8:28PM
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Aretha Franklin becomes first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Jan. 21, 1987. (170 hits)
This Day in Black History: Jan. 21, 1987 Aretha Franklin becomes first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Jan. 21, 1987. Aretha Franklin, beloved "Queen of Soul," made history on Jan. 21, 1987, when she became the first woman t ...
Posted Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 6:18PM
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