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A Republican senator from Oklahoma apologizes to Black constituents for seeking to disenfranchise them.

New York Times
Senator James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican who spent weeks trying to reverse the results of the presidential election before changing his mind at the last moment, apologized on Thursday to Black constituents who felt he had attacked their right to vote. In a letter addressed to his “friends” in North......

Trump supporters, not antifa or Black Lives Matter, waged war on U.S.

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Often during Donald Trump’s presidency, we have seen two realities. There are the complex and very real issues we’ve had to face as a nation, particularly as it has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Then there are the lies that......

Indonesia confident on finding second ‘black box’ of crashed plane

Reuters
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian divers believe they are close to finding the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that plunged into the sea shortly after takeoff with 62 people onboard. Divers retrieved the plane’s flight data recorder (FDR) from the seabed on Tuesday and officials said they had......

Bitcoin is a good savings ‘Plan B’ for Black investors, says Isaiah Jackson

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bitcoin pro Isaiah Jackson told CNBC on Tuesday that the cryptocurrency is a key way to fix economic injustice, and urged Black investors to get in on the digital coin as a way of long-term saving. “For the first time......

Smoked Sausage, Black Pearl, Ferrari Right: How Kansas City Chiefs creatively name their wild plays

ESPN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While experimenting during a break at Kansas City Chiefs practice earlier this season, Patrick Mahomes got the idea to go in motion before returning behind center to receive the snap. Mahomes later went to coach Andy Reid with an unconventional idea for a play using the......

Blame racist health care system for Black distrust of COVID-19 vaccine

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Adom M. Cooper I received my first dose of Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020 and received the second dose on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Truthfully — I was nervous. Although tens of millions of Americans still wait for their......

Indonesia retrieves black box from crashed Sriwijaya Air plane – media

Reuters
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities have retrieved a black box from the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea at the weekend, KompasTV and MetroTV reported on Tuesday. The recording device was being transported to Jakarta port, the television reports said. Reporting by Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Martin......

How High-End Restaurants Have Failed Black Female Chefs

New York Times
In response, the company announced that its senior leadership was working with an inclusion expert, Dr. James Pogue, on anti-bias training. The company has vowed to keep “diversity and inclusion front of mind” in its hiring, a spokeswoman said, and to create “safe forums for everyone at U.S.H.G. to have......

Indonesia hopes to retrieve black boxes of crashed jet from Java Sea

Reuters
By Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Gayatri Suroyo JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian divers on Monday will try to retrieve the data recorders of a Sriwijaya Air jet that plunged into the sea two days ago with 62 people on board minutes after take off from Jakarta’s main airport. A piece of......

How Black users are saving Clubhouse from becoming a drab hangout for tech bros

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Black artist Bomani X has been one of the key innovators of voice-chatting app Clubhouse, and now, his face serves as Clubhouse’s app icon. Courtesy of Bomani X Clubhouse, a social media app introduced in March, allows users to gather......

Black Southerners are wielding political power that was denied their parents and grandparents

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here There was one place, though, that her mother dreaded visiting: the Deep South. Her mother saw it as a forbidding land of lynch mobs and “Whites Only” signs, where Black people went missing just for trying to vote. Burton’s......

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