Obama Breaks the Internet
Aug16

Obama Breaks the Internet

He may not be the president anymore, but Barack Obama is still influential enough to break the Internet. The tweet Obama wrote in response to Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virignia, became the most-liked tweet ever, as of 10:07 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Twitter. That honor previously went to Ariana Grande for a tweet the singer wrote following the attack at her Manchester concert. Late Tuesday night,...

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Pastor Darrell Scott’s Meeting in DC dubbed “Gang Summit”
May10

Pastor Darrell Scott’s Meeting in DC dubbed “Gang Summit”

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After backpedaling from claims he made in February, that gang leaders committed to “lower the body count” in Chicago in exchange for “some social programs,” Pastor Darrell Scott recently hosted a meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss a range of issues affecting the Black community. The “gang summit,” as it was dubbed by reporters, was held at the St. Regis hotel, a few blocks from...

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Betsy DeVos not Welcomed by 2017 Bethune Graduates
May10

Betsy DeVos not Welcomed by 2017 Bethune Graduates

REPOST:Daytona Beach, Florida (CNN) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced an auditorium of jeering Bethune-Cookman University graduates Wednesday as she gave a commencement address that many students and graduates said she was in no place to deliver. As she opened her remarks, some students stood and turned their backs to her. At times hecklers drowned out her remarks. Perhaps foreseeing the resistance she’d face during her...

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Rep. John Lewis ~ 56th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides
May05

Rep. John Lewis ~ 56th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) shared a photo on Twitter commemorating  the 56th anniversary of the start of the Freedom Rides. Lewis and 12 others left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, to fight for civil rights in the Deep South: Lewis was attacked just eight days after leaving Washington, while trying to enter a whites-only waiting area in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In 2009, Lewis reunited with Elwin Wilson, one of the men who...

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Church IRS rules in Jeopardy of Change
May04

Church IRS rules in Jeopardy of Change

Repost AP News Trump to weaken IRS rule against church political activity WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order further weakening already-sparse enforcement of an IRS rule threatening the loss of tax-exempt status for religious organizations that endorse political candidates. The order, which also affects non-profits, promises “regulatory relief” for groups with religious objections to...

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Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls to Release Information Investigating Missing Black Children
Apr30

Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls to Release Information Investigating Missing Black Children

Relisha Rudd, still missing from Washington, D.C.  The Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls convened a town hall Wednesday at the Library of Congress to announce plans to investigate and report on the overlooked problem of trafficked and missing Black children, CNN reports. “We don’t want to just talk about the problems, we want to think about the solutions,” said Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill), a founding member of the...

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