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Updated 06-18-2019

Chancellor announces plans to honor African Americans
Chancellor announces plans to honor African Americans' contributions to the nation  UC Berkeley

Dear Campus Community,. This year is the 400th year anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves at England's Colony of Virginia, marking the beginning ...


Fri, 31 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
How Ancestry.com has failed African American customers
How Ancestry.com has failed African American customers  Washington Post

When Ancestry.com unveiled an advertisement last month that seemed to romanticize slavery, the multibillion dollar genealogy company was roundly criticized.


Fri, 31 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Researchers look to genomics to connect African American
Researchers look to genomics to connect African American patients with right medications  VAntage Point Blog

A physician-investigator at the Washington DC VAMC is a member of the African American Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics Consortium, created in 2016 to ...


Fri, 31 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Trumps Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-Americans
Trumps Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-Americans  New York Magazine

Having once claimed he'd win 95 percent of the black vote in 2020, Trump is waging a deceptive campaign to convince African-Americans that he's their ...


Wed, 29 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Leader of Smithsonian's African American Museum to
Leader of Smithsonian's African American Museum to Direct Entire Institution  The New York Times

Heralded for the success of the museum he led from idea to fruition, Lonnie G. Bunch III is the first African-American to lead the Smithsonian Institution.


Tue, 28 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Smithsonians new secretary, Lonnie Bunch III, faces
Smithsonians new secretary, Lonnie Bunch III, faces political and financial challenges  The Washington Post

Lonnie G. Bunch III the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has been appointed secretary of ...


Tue, 28 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
African American women graduate in record number from
African American women graduate in record number from West Point  NBC News

The 2019 graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy - West Point included 34 black women, the largest number of African American graduates in the ...


Sat, 25 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Employment Opportunities Rising For African Americans
Employment Opportunities Rising For African Americans  NPR

Brittany Smith grew up mostly in Detroit, earning a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan. But when she and her then-boyfriend, Sam, ...


Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Buttigieg wont win without African Americans - The
Buttigieg wont win without African Americans  The Washington Post

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg mesmerizes members of the media and many voters with the same profile progressive, white and college-educated.


Tue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
How Lonnie Bunch came to lead the Museum of African
How Lonnie Bunch came to lead the Museum of African American History  USA TODAY

Lonnie Bunch, director of the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., helps us understand what has united and divided us.


Tue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Yes, African-Americans Drink Bourbon. Youd Never Know
Yes, African-Americans Drink Bourbon. Youd Never Know It From the Marketing.  The New York Times

Groups like the Black Bourbon Society have formed to share an appreciation of the whiskey, and distillers are finally starting to pay attention.


Mon, 20 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Celebrate our cultural bond on Juneteenth - mySanAntonio
Celebrate our cultural bond on Juneteenth  mySanAntonio.com

The irony of Juneteenth (Wednesday) is that while African Americans are celebrating a holiday that commemorates the abolition of the last remaining enslaved ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:38:00 GMT
Quilts from the American South are now on display at
Quilts from the American South are now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Works by prominent Gee's Bend quilters and part of a collection newly acquired from the influential Souls Grown Deep partnership, promoting contemporary ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:03:25 GMT
EVENT: Being an African-American Male in Mansfield
EVENT: Being an African-American Male in Mansfield set for June 28  Richland Source

Geron Tate and Associate's will host a community discussion on Friday, June 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at IMANI Activity and Events Center 486 Springmill St.


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:51:00 GMT
Meet the 31-year-old African American CEO aiming to
Meet the 31-year-old African American CEO aiming to revolutionize real estate investing  NBC2 News

By Matt Egan, CNN Business Ryan Williams is on a mission to revolutionize the stodgy real estate industry.


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:46:00 GMT
How America Got Its First Black Radio Station - Atlas
How America Got Its First Black Radio Station  Atlas Obscura

Joe Hill Louis, aka The Be-Bop Boy (right) was one of WDIA's DJs in the early 1950s. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. Although nearly 10 percent of the ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:28:54 GMT
Red Summer Centennial Marks Dark Period In US History
Red Summer Centennial Marks Dark Period In US History  WUWM

This year marks the centennial anniversary of a dark chapter in American History. In the summer of 1919, race riots and massacres spread to dozens of.


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:48:57 GMT
What Americans Need to Know About Reparations Ahead
What Americans Need to Know About Reparations Ahead of This Weeks Big Hearing  Slate

On Wednesday, a House Judiciary subcommittee will hold the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on the subject of reparations. Ta-Nehisi Coates ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:41:00 GMT
Austin Event Highlights the Citys Black Chefs - Eater
Austin Event Highlights the Citys Black Chefs  Eater Austin

As Austin continues to grow and change, the city's African-American community changes with it. This is where the Greater Black Austin Chamber of Commerce ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:02:00 GMT
Pete Buttigiegs Complicated History With the Police
Pete Buttigiegs Complicated History With the Police and African-Americans  The New York Times

Mr. Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail this week after a police officer in South Bend shot and killed a black man. Here's some context.


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:57:50 GMT
African American Fellowship Conference emphasizes unity
African American Fellowship Conference emphasizes unity  Baptist Standard

Together We Will Succeed is the theme of the 2019 Texas Baptist African American Fellowship Conference, scheduled July 8-11 at First Woodway Baptist ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:07:08 GMT
U.S. Commander Says China Tried to Sneak Into American
U.S. Commander Says China Tried to Sneak Into American Military Base in Africa  Newsweek

The U.S. military in Africa has accused China of "irresponsible actions" for allegedly harassing troops at an American base in Djibouti. According to Rear Admiral ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:33:52 GMT
Atlanta History Center Acquires Rare Civil War African
Atlanta History Center Acquires Rare Civil War African-American Troop Flag  atlantadailyworld

By Evelyn Andrews. The Atlanta History Center in Buckhead has acquired a rare, historic flag for an African American Civil War troop, the museum announced.


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:06:00 GMT
Lonnie Bunch III on taking control of the Smithsonian
Lonnie Bunch III on taking control of the Smithsonian Institution  ABC News

Lonnie Bunch III's passion for history began in Bellevue, New Jersey, when his sharecropper-turned-dentist grandfather would read stories to him of African ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:02:00 GMT
Barbershop event aims to improve African-American mens
Barbershop event aims to improve African-American mens health  NBC4i.com

African-American men die more often from "preventable" diseases than any other race or gender. The African-American Male Wellness Initiative and its annual ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 03:30:00 GMT
2020 Democrats courting South Carolina's African Americans
2020 Democrats courting South Carolina's African Americans voters in key early state  Fox News

As the first Southern state to vote in the 2020 Democratic primaries, African-Americans in South Carolina will have a big say in who wins.


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:41:26 GMT
Push to preserve historic African American district
Push to preserve historic African American district  Newsday

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday urged adding the SANS Historic District, Sag Harbor's traditionally African American second home and resort community, ...


Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:53:00 GMT
New historical marker showcases African-American district
New historical marker showcases African-American district in Downtown Huntsville  WAAY

It's at the corner of Church and Holmes, and celebrates the Church Street community.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:46:00 GMT
Historic African-American Summer Communities In Sag
Historic African-American Summer Communities In Sag Harbor Could Receive National Recognition - Sag Harbor  27east.com

During the 1940s and 1950s, a handful of African-American families began purchasing and building homes in Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah, ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 22:56:00 GMT
New surge of African migrants arriving at US southern
New surge of African migrants arriving at US southern border  ABC News

Amid the recent surge of migrants traveling to the U.S. from Central America, groups of travelers from Africa have also been arriving at the southern border.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:26:00 GMT
Yale's Hazel Carby retires, leaving legacy of mentorship
Yale's Hazel Carby retires, leaving legacy of mentorship and scholarship  Yale News

A world-renowned scholar in the fields of feminist literary studies and black studies, Carby was instrumental in advancing African American studies at Yale.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:12:21 GMT
Art Exhibit Displays Culture of African-Americans in
Art Exhibit Displays Culture of African-Americans in Virginia  NBC 29 News

An art exhibit in Charlottesville is showcasing African-American culture for the community to come and see.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:08:00 GMT
'Affirmative Action Is Not About Equality. It's About
'Affirmative Action Is Not About Equality. It's About Covering Ass.'  The Chronicle of Higher Education

June 17, 2019. By EVAN GOLDSTEIN. On a Thursday evening in April, Glenn Loury is talking about race, ethics, and affirmative action. And he's getting ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:00:00 GMT
National African American Reparations Commission, ACLU
National African American Reparations Commission, ACLU to Host Forum on Reparations  The Skanner

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and the American Civil Liberties Union will host a forum to discuss reparations as the country ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:55:06 GMT
Portland Appoints City's First African American Fire
Portland Appoints City's First African American Fire Chief  Firefighter Nation

PORTLAND (KGW.com) - Sara Boone, a 24-year veteran of the Portland Fire & Rescue Bureau, has been appointed chief by Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:59:52 GMT
African American Cultural Society celebrates Juneteenth
African American Cultural Society celebrates Juneteenth  Palm Coast Observer

The African American Cultural Center was packed to the brim with people of all ages from kids to elders in their nineties as locals celebrated Juneteenth, ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:29:06 GMT
Documenting Slave Voyages - Emory News Center
Documenting Slave Voyages  Emory News Center

Led by Emory, a massive digital memorial shines new light on one of the most harrowing chapters of human history.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:54:20 GMT
Race, The Jury And The Harsh Verdict Against Oberlin
Race, The Jury And The Harsh Verdict Against Oberlin College  Forbes

A jury with no African Americans on it used its power to hammer Oberlin College at every turn in a case that was largely about race and racism.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:43:31 GMT
For sale: Vacant lot in Queens that is home to an African
For sale: Vacant lot in Queens that is home to an African-American burial ground  The Real Deal

A roughly one-acre vacant lot in Elmhurst has hit the market for $13.8 million. But unlike most vacant lots in the city, this one is a historic African-American burial ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:30:39 GMT
'A song is never just a song': The complicated history
'A song is never just a song': The complicated history behind the controversy over Kate Smith's 'God Bless America'  USA TODAY

The Yankees and Flyers cast aside Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" after learning of racist songs she sang in the early 1930s.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:55:00 GMT
No African American has won statewide office in Mississippi
No African American has won statewide office in Mississippi in 129 years here's why  The Conversation - US

When no one in Mississippi wins a majority of votes in an election, the legislature chooses the winner. This has led to white men winning over and over.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:21:00 GMT
Black Economic Alliance official says African-American
Black Economic Alliance official says African-American voters will 'determine who sits in the White House' | TheHill  The Hill

Akunna Cook, the founding executive director of Black Economic Alliance, said African-American turnout for the 2020 elections will ultimately determine who ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Play Explores Health Inequity For African American
Play Explores Health Inequity For African American Women  WFYI

A research project uses theater to figure out why African-American women in Indiana face disparities in healthcare and health outcomes.


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT
Families celebrate emancipation of African Americans
Families celebrate emancipation of African Americans  nbc25news.com

FLINT, Mich. Families are celebrating Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. The 25th Annual Freedom School Awards Dinner celebrated youth and the ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:57:39 GMT
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego wants to discuss police
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego wants to discuss police conduct. What is there to discuss?  AZCentral

Opinion: Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego wants the African American community to discuss its concerns about Phoenix police and propose solutions. Where's she ...


Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:02:00 GMT
First African American church to break ground in Sioux
First African American church to break ground in Sioux Falls  KELOLAND TV

It was a historic day in Sioux Falls for one congregation as crews broke ground on the church's new home.


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:40:00 GMT
African American-owned Premier Health Urgent Care opens
African American-owned Premier Health Urgent Care opens in Hyde Park  Chicago Sun-Times

A group of doctors joined together to not only establish the first black-owned urgent care on the South Side but also help stem the tide of youth violence.


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:39:29 GMT
Buttigieg has 'every confidence' he can win religious
Buttigieg has 'every confidence' he can win religious African Americans  Washington Examiner

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that he has "every confidence" he could win over religious African American voters in the general ...


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:37:00 GMT
Visual arts | Works by influential African Americans
Visual arts | Works by influential African Americans who taught at Ohio State University on display  The Columbus Dispatch

Three of the most influential African American artists who were faculty members at Ohio State University now with emeritus status are being celebrated in ...


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:00:00 GMT
African-American veterans of the Civil War honored
African-American veterans of the Civil War honored at Juneteenth Jubilee  Lexington Herald Leader

Black soldiers who served in the Civil War were remembered at Juneteenth Jubilee at Lexington's African Cemetery No. 2 Saturday night. The names of 112 ...


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:13:00 GMT
Chicago Juneteenth parade celebrates African-American
Chicago Juneteenth parade celebrates African-American ancestry  WLS-TV

A Juneteenth celebration took place Saturday in East Garfield Park on Chicago's West Side.


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:03:10 GMT
Old African American plantation graveyard cleaned and
Old African American plantation graveyard cleaned and restored by volunteers  WJTV

A group a volunteers spent their morning cleaning and caring for the historic Mount Olive Cemetery.


Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:17:00 GMT
African American Festival celebrates unity, love
African American Festival celebrates unity, love  WHSV

The event was free for anyone to take part in and included art, food, music and performances.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:57:12 GMT
Democratic 2020 hopefuls vie for African American support
Democratic 2020 hopefuls vie for African American support in SC ahead of party convention  Charleston Post Courier

The two-hour event was the first large televised gathering yet of the Democratic primary candidates in South Carolina, and will air 10 a.m. Sunday exclusively on ...


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:00:00 GMT
Juneteenth Festival Celebrates African American History
Juneteenth Festival Celebrates African American History  Spectrum News

It took two years for Texas salves to be freed after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrates that day.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:12:00 GMT
The first African-American Catholic priest in history
The first African-American Catholic priest in history takes a step toward sainthood  fox4kc.com

Quincy, Ill. -- The first black Roman Catholic priest in the United States could soon be canonized as a saint. Augustus Tolton had a short and challenging life.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 19:36:00 GMT
Black Bodies, Green Spaces - The New York Times
Black Bodies, Green Spaces  The New York Times

Why is the image of an environmentally conscious African-American still hard for us to picture?


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 18:45:00 GMT
A celebration of freedom, Juneteenth embraces African
A celebration of freedom, Juneteenth embraces African-American culture and camaraderie  The Boston Globe

People gathered Saturday in Franklin Park to mark a day deeply connected to African-American culture and its slavery past.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:50:00 GMT
African American Heritage Group to honor men and women
African American Heritage Group to honor men and women who worked for the railroad  WDBJ7

The Heritage Celebration Program is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:44:07 GMT
African American Veterans Monument nears fundraising
African American Veterans Monument nears fundraising target  Buffalo News

The African American Veterans Monument is nearing its fundraising goal and aims to hold a ribbon cutting on July 4, 2020. The committee spearheading the ...


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:42:44 GMT
Trumps White House hires new director of African American
Trumps White House hires new director of African American outreach  TheGrio

Nicole Frazier was hired as the new director of African American outreach serving in President Donald Trump's administration.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:13:00 GMT
Recon pilot is first African American to lead Offutt
Recon pilot is first African American to lead Offutt-based 55th Wing  Omaha World-Herald

Col. Gavin Marks assumed command of the Air Force's 55th Wing Friday morning in a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base.


Sat, 15 Jun 2019 05:00:00 GMT
Cobb County's first African-American, female DA reveals
Cobb County's first African-American, female DA reveals priorities  WSB Atlanta

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Cobb County's next top prosecutor, Chief Magistrate Judge Joyette Holmes, will make history as the county's first African-American and ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:35:17 GMT
West Side Leaders Protest Judicial Nominee, Say An
West Side Leaders Protest Judicial Nominee, Say An African American Should Represent The Community  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) Ald. Ed Burke (14th) has been in headlines for weeks. Now West Side preachers, politicians and activists turn up the heat on his wife, Illinois ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:35:00 GMT
First African American priest headed for sainthood
First African American priest headed for sainthood  Washington Examiner

Pope Francis issued a decree this week "declaring the heroic virtues" of Augustine Tolton, an African American priest who was born in 1854. As a child, Tolton ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:17:00 GMT
'It's Genocide in Our Community': Black Leaders Say
'It's Genocide in Our Community': Black Leaders Say Planned Parenthood Targeting African American Babies  CBN News

A coalition of African American men are gathering in Charlotte, NC this weekend to oppose the opening of a new Planned Parenthood clinic. With 80 percent of ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:23:03 GMT
Atlanta History Center acquires rare Civil War African
Atlanta History Center acquires rare Civil War African American troop flag  Reporter Newspapers

Posted by Evelyn Andrews | Jun 14, 2019. Atlanta History Center acquires rare Civil War African American troop flag. The front of the 127th United States ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:14:23 GMT
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Celebrates Juneteenth this Weekend  WDET

Everyone knows about the 4th of July. But have you ever heard of Juneteenth? The holiday's name combines the words June and Nineteenth and celebrates ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:39:42 GMT
Memory Bank: Bowling alley nabs African American tournament
Memory Bank: Bowling alley nabs African American tournament  Indianapolis Business Journal

Sea Ferguson, who was an officer with The National Negro Bowling Association, built Sea Ferguson's Bowling Alleys in 1941 at 750 N. West St. He was ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Nonprofit hopes to preserve historic African American
Nonprofit hopes to preserve historic African American school in St. Augustine  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

A nearly forgotten piece of African American history is on the track to preservation. But it needs a lot of help.


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:17:00 GMT
The Broad Acquires David Hammons 'African-American
The Broad Acquires David Hammons 'African-American Flag,' 50-Foot-Long Mark Bradford Work -  ARTnews

The Broad in Los Angeles has acquired David Hammons's African-American Flag (1990), the first piece by the artist to enter the museum's collection. The work ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:30:00 GMT
Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining
Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs  The Real News Network

Women and African Americans dropped out of the labor market offsetting the number of people who claimed that they were unemployed. Women and African ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:15:39 GMT
This Empty Lot Is Worth Millions. Its Also an African
This Empty Lot Is Worth Millions. Its Also an African-American Burial Ground.  The New York Times

The owner of a plot of land in Queens wants to sell it or develop it. Others want to memorialize one of the city's first communities for former and freed slaves.


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:09:10 GMT
In Johnston, African-American pastor wins over community
In Johnston, African-American pastor wins over community and a beautification award  The Providence Journal

JOHNSTON There is a sort of wicked irony in the beautification award that will be presented Friday to the Rev. Chris Abhulime and his King's Tabernacle ...


Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:01:00 GMT
Local doctor responds to high blood pressure prevalent
Local doctor responds to high blood pressure prevalent in African-Americans  KRIS Corpus Christi News

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a dangerous health issue affecting every segment of our population, but there's one group of people at greater risk of ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 23:44:41 GMT
African Americans are held back the most by student
African Americans are held back the most by student loan debt. Heres a solution.  The Washington Post

A bipartisan approach to reducing student loan debt is on offer.


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:54:11 GMT
African American and African Diaspora Life and Culture
African American and African Diaspora Life and Culture - Faculty Cluster Hire  Penn State News

The Penn State College of the Liberal Arts will significantly enhance the diversity of its faculty and strengthen its scholarly expertise in African American and ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 19:47:41 GMT
Clarence Thomas says a Smithsonian exhibit about him
Clarence Thomas says a Smithsonian exhibit about him is wrong. (Its not.)  The Washington Post

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas hasn't visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but he cited one of its exhibits last week to ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:10:15 GMT
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty appoints Portland's first
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty appoints Portland's first African American fire chief  OregonLive

Hardesty announced Thursday she had appointed Sara Boone as fire chief. Boone started at Portland Fire & Rescue as a firefighter in 1995.


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:04:00 GMT
Nice Try! Episode 3: How the dream of homeownership
Nice Try! Episode 3: How the dream of homeownership failed Americans  Curbed

The third episode of Nice Try! travels to Levittown, a model of postwar suburbia where homebuyers were sold their own personal utopias.


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Complaint: Fired Texans GM Brian Gaine 'targeted' African
Complaint: Fired Texans GM Brian Gaine 'targeted' African American employees in series of firings  USA TODAY

Former Texans security coordinator alleges recently fired GM Brian Gaine 'singled out' and fired several African American employees.


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:20:00 GMT
Race Matters to the Health of African-American Men
Race Matters to the Health of African-American Men  Scientific American

The recent death of John Singleton, the first and youngest African American to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Director, sent shock waves throughout ...


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:00:03 GMT
Alzheimer's warning delivered at African American church
Alzheimer's warning delivered at African American church, whose members face heightened risk  Des Moines Register

African Americans face up to double the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, and their cases often go longer without being diagnosed.


Thu, 13 Jun 2019 01:41:00 GMT
Louisiana deputys son faces hate crime charges in African
Louisiana deputys son faces hate crime charges in African American church fires  Washington Post

The son of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy is facing federal hate crime charges in connection with three fires that destroyed African American churches this year.


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 22:50:36 GMT
Hidden Figures Way: DC street renamed for African American
Hidden Figures Way: DC street renamed for African American NASA pioneers  WTOP

A piece of a D.C. street has been renamed to honor three black women who were heroes of the space program. The block in front of NASA headquarters, ...


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 22:07:06 GMT
Here's how Virginia is commemorating the 400th anniversary
Here's how Virginia is commemorating the 400th anniversary of African Americans arriving  WJLA

Hundreds of lawmakers, historical icons, and celebrities gathered at the Capitol today tolaunch the 400th-anniversary commemoration of the arrival of African ...


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:40:00 GMT
Pope Moves First African-American Priest Closer to
Pope Moves First African-American Priest Closer to Sainthood  The Wall Street Journal

Pope Francis decreed the heroic virtues of the first African-American Catholic priest, thereby bringing a man who was born into slavery in the 19th century a ...


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:34:00 GMT
Candace Owens vs. Cornel West: Joe Biden and Race
Candace Owens vs. Cornel West: Joe Biden and Race, Socialism and African-American Vote  RealClearPolitics

FNC: Harvard philosophy professor Dr. Cornel West and Blexit Movement founder Candace Owens weigh in on Joe Biden's support among black voters.


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:15:00 GMT
Buttigieg calls for 'Douglass Plan' to boost economic
Buttigieg calls for 'Douglass Plan' to boost economic prosperity for African Americans  NBCNews.com

Pete Buttigieg is calling for a new Marshall Plan to create economic prosperity for African Americans, as he seeks to address one of his biggest vulnerabilities ...


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:21:00 GMT
Teens help clean up historic African-American cemetery
Teens help clean up historic African-American cemetery, learn its history  KIRO Seattle

High school students near our nation's capital are doing their part to preserve the history of the country.


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:20:19 GMT
White House hires director of African American outreach
White House hires director of African American outreach after post was vacant for months: report | TheHill  The Hill

The White House has reportedly hired Nicole Frazier as its new director of African-American outreach after a months-long vacancy.


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:37:30 GMT
CEO of Charleston's African American Museum announces
CEO of Charleston's African American Museum announces resignation  Charleston Post Courier

The president and CEO of Charleston's International African American Museum, which is likely just months from breaking ground, announced Tuesday he would ...


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:15:00 GMT
Clarence Thomas Says His African-American History Museum
Clarence Thomas Says His African-American History Museum Exhibit Is Wrong, Doesn't Want To Talk About It  Above the Law

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened, some people thought there was a glaring omission. Clarence Thomas, only the ...


Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:14:00 GMT
How This Entrepreneur Is Creating Space For African
How This Entrepreneur Is Creating Space For African-American Bourbon Enthusiasts  Forbes

Meet Samara Rivers, a fourth-generation entrepreneur dedicated to connecting African-Americans to the whiskey industry. As an avid bourbon lover, Rivers is ...


Mon, 10 Jun 2019 04:10:42 GMT
McKissack construction: Inside the nation's oldest
McKissack construction: Inside the nation's oldest African-American-owned, female-run construction management firm  CBS News

McKissack Daniel's business is assigned to just about every major infrastructure improvement project financed by New York City and state.


Sat, 08 Jun 2019 15:46:00 GMT
African American maintenance workers in JCPS face discrimination
African American maintenance workers in JCPS face discrimination, lawsuit says  Courier Journal

African American maintenance workers at JCPS have filed a class-action lawsuit over alleged discrimination.


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Lawsuit accuses Mississippi election system of diminishing
Lawsuit accuses Mississippi election system of diminishing African American vote  CNN

Washington (CNN) Mississippi has the highest share of African Americans of any state in the country, yet has not had a single African American win state-level, ...


Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
African American troops fought Germans and racism on
African American troops fought Germans and racism on D-Day  FOX 59 Indianapolis

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of thousands of Allied troops spread out across the ...


Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
COMMENTARY: Black or African American? - Afro American
COMMENTARY: Black or African American?  Afro American

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia. In a recent televised commentary, Dr. Greg Carr, chair of Howard University's ...


Mon, 03 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Why is African American art having a moment? The reasons
Why is African American art having a moment? The reasons are as varied as the art itself  San Francisco Chronicle

Hank Willis Thomas answered his mobile phone, but he couldn't talk just then. He was in Brussels, at


Sun, 02 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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