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‘He better pick a Black woman’: Biden faces Whitmer backlash

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “There are a lot of Black people mad at her [Whitmer] in this state,” Rollins told POLITICO, citing her record on Flint’s lead water crisis and education policy, particularly in Detroit. As Biden prepares to announce his choice this week,......
Detroit News

Michigan Black officials push Biden for Black female VP over Whitmer

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — Black female leaders in Michigan have complicated views on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s potential selection as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate amid a national push for him to pick a woman of color. Biden, who......
History

Why the Black National Anthem Is Lifting Every Voice to Sing

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Aug. 10, 2020, 9:42 a.m. The air inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is electric with collective black joy. It is Sunday, August 20, 1972, the afternoon of the storied Wattstax concert, a seven-year community commemoration following the 1965 Watts neighborhood uprising against police brutality and systemic discrimination.......
New York Times - Sports

Hockey, Rocked by Racist Acts, Embraces Black Lives Matter Campaigns

New York Times
Morgan Campbell Minnesota Wild forward Matt Dumba walked to center ice before an N.H.L. game this month and addressed the television audience, not about the game but the need for the sport to fight racism. “The world woke up to the existence of systematic racism and how deeply rooted it......
Politico.com

The Black, Millennial Mayor Who Tore Down His City’s White Monuments

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here It was easier said than done. After Stoney’s change of heart on the statues, he rallied city councilmembers in support of an ordinance for removal, to be introduced when the new state law went into effect nearly a month later.......
CBS US News

How Black and Latina women suffer more from the gender pay gap

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Equal Pay Act passed in 1963, making gender-based wage discrimination illegal. However, more than 50 years later women are still paid less than their male counterparts. The pandemic could be making the situation worse, with women suffering more......
CBS US News

Improving diversity in medicine could help close racial care gap

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Only about 5% of doctors are African American. A neurosurgeon in training shows Adriana Diaz how difficult it can be for doctors of color to overcome barriers and how diversity can help improve care. Copyright ©......
CBS US News

Black teen forced to take off Black Lives Matter mask at his high school graduation ceremony

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Black teenager says he had to take off his Black Lives Matter mask during his high school graduation ceremony in York, Pennsylvania last month. Dean Holmes told CBS News that he wore it because Black lives are “at......
Detroit News

Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed at Black Americans

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Kat Stafford, Associated Press Published 8:13 a.m. ET Aug. 6, 2020 | Updated 8:31 a.m. ET Aug. 6, 2020 Detroit – Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to......
CBS US News

NBA creating $300 million fund to help create economic empowerment in Black community

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The National Basketball Association‘s Board of Governors and the National Basketball Players Association said on Wednesday that they are creating a $300 million fund to start a foundation that will focus on “economic empowerment in Black communities,” according to......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

NBA Creates Foundation, Pledges $300M Over 10 Years to Black Growth

Sports Illustrated
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA’s Board of Governors and the National Basketball Players Association have finalized plans to create the first NBA Foundation that will work to spur economic growth in the Black community, announcing Wednesday that the initial contribution will be $300 million over the next......
CBS US News

Aurora police apologize after video shows Black children handcuffed face down on the pavement

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A suburban Denver police department is apologizing after a video showed officers handcuffing Black children face down in a parking lot. The Aurora Police Department said the family was stopped mistakenly.  The clip, which was posted on Facebook, shows......
BBC USA

US police apologise for detaining black family

BBC
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aurora police have aologised for the arrests Police in Colorado have apologised for drawing guns on a black woman and four children they mistakenly arrested. Widely circulated video footage of Aurora officers handcuffing Brittney Gilliam, her six-year-old daughter, teenaged nieces and sister has sparked......
TMZ.com

Trump 2020 Stickers Slapped on Black Bears, Animal Rights Group Offers Reward

TMZ
President Trump has the black bear vote … at least that’s what someone wants you to think after a Trump 2020 sticker on a wild animals tracking collar. Help Asheville Bears, an animal rights group based in North Carolina, says it’s offering $5,000 to find the folks responsible for slapping......

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