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The Black Wealth Gap

Decades after the civil rights movement, African Americans still hold a fraction of the wealth of white Americans. Why? Here's everything you need to know: How big is the gap? It's staggering. The net worth of a typical white family in 2016 —...

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‘american History X’ Director Making ‘african History Y’, Starring Djimon Hounsou

American History X director Tony Kaye has another piece of history coming our way – African History Y. Specific details about the film are still under wraps, but we now know the project twill star Djimon Hounsou. Kaye had a notoriously difficult...

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"without Love, We Won't Make It": Bishop Michael Curry On Faith & What's At Stake In...

We speak with Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and the first African American to lead the denomination, about systemic racism and the Black Lives Matter movement, the 2020 election and President Trump’s use of faith as a...
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Police Officer Who Was Shot During Louisville Protests Shows Up For Roll Call In Less Than 24 Hours

Riots broke out in Louisville on Wednesday after the state attorney general announced that no criminal charges would be filed against two of the police officers involved in the killing of African-American woman Breonna Taylor in March.
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Why Retirement Planning Matters

In this episode of Motley Fool Answers, Alison Southwick shares how an entertainment giant is leading the way to encourage African-American businesses. Then Motley Fool certified financial expert Robert Brokamp talks to Dr. Richard Johnson,...

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Blm Protesters Harass Diners In Florida, Washington Following Breonna Taylor Court Decision - Video

On Wednesday, a US Grand Jury ruled to not charge any police officer involved in the fatal shooting of African-American woman Breonna Taylor during a narcotics raid back in March, and only to indict one officer for wanton endangerment. This decision...
Related topics: Protests, Usa Videos, Police

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Gunman Who Shot 2 Policemen In Louisville Charged With 16 Criminal Counts

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Riots broke out in Louisville on Wednesday after the state attorney general announced that no criminal charges will be filed against the police officers involved in the death of African-American woman Breonna Taylor in March.
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Howard University & Amazon Studios Launch Howard Entertainment Program For Second Year

Howard University and Amazon Studios are launching Howard Entertainment for the second consecutive year, a program designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for African-American students and other underrepresented...
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Blm Protesters Harass Diners In Florida, Washington Following Breonna Taylor Court Decision - Video

On Wednesday, a US Grand Jury ruled to not charge any police officer involved in the fatal shooting of African-American woman Breonna Taylor during a narcotics raid back in March, and only to indict one officer for wanton endangerment. This decision...
Related topics: Protests, Usa Videos, Police

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Biden Vows To Change ‘systemic Racism’ During First Nc Appearance In Months

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden brought his campaign to Charlotte on Wednesday, telling a dozen African American business owners and educators that the “tough times” for Americans in this pandemic are even worse for...
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Jimmy Butler: Breonna Taylor 'can Be Me, And That Can Be Any African-american'

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler expressed his sadness and anger Wednesday evening in response to news that the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers who shot and killed ...

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New Report Details Trump’s Racist Behind-the-scenes Comments About Black Americans

President Donald Trump recently claimed that he has done more for African-Americans than any U.S. president since Abraham Lincoln, but this is the same person who — during a MAGA rally this week — reiterated his belief that Rep. Ilhan Omar (a...
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Mars Rebrands ‘uncle Ben’s,’ Eliminating Racial Stereotype

Mars announced Wednesday a rebranding of “Uncle Ben’s” rice following longstanding criticism that it employed racist stereotypes of African Americans. The rice product, which was marketed with the image of a grinning bowtie-clad...
Related topics: Mars, Space

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Adhd Study Reveals Unique Genetic Differences In African American Patients

Researchers have shown there may be key genetic differences in the causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between African Americans and people of European ancestry, which may play an important part in how patients of different...
Related topics: ADHD, Medical Research, Genetics

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The Masks We Wear To Survive

A gay, African-American physician relied on personas to endure his medical training -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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‘inflection Point’: Social Victories Imperiled By Potential Supreme Court Conservative...

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raises the possibility of a thoroughly conservative court that will not defend the civil liberties won through decades of struggle, Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African...

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Michael Cohen Says Donald Trump ‘truly Despises Black Women’

Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, spoke to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Sunday and accused his former boss of being a racist with a particular disdain for African American women, Raw Story reported. “The fact is, as much as...
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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape The Modern Era Of Women’s Rights

When he nominated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, President Bill Clinton compared her legal work on behalf of women to the epochal work of Thurgood Marshall on behalf of African-Americans. The comparison was entirely appropriate:...
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A Hall Of Fame For Management Thinkers Is Inducting Its First African-american Honoree

From 1900 until his death in 1952, Charles Clinton Spaulding helmed the largest Black-owned business in the US, the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and championed a gentler, kinder form of capitalism that did not sacrifice growth....

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'a Promised Land': Barack Obama Reveals Release Date For New Memoir

Barack Obama served two terms as the 44th president of the United States from 2008 - 2016 and the country's first African American leader. He took the reigns of power amid a global financial crisis and oversaw the death of Osama Bin Laden in 2011.
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