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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment by South Africa’s apartheid regime and instantly galvanized the country, and the world, to dismantle the brutal system of racial oppression. Raising a clenched-fist salute and striding purposefully from the gates of Victor Verster prison, Mandela, then […]

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On February 10th, viewers across America will witness the launch of the nation’s only African American news network, Black News Channel (BNC). BNC’s state-of-the-art network operations center is based in Tallahassee, Florida, with news bureaus located throughout the country. BNC will provide culturally specific, intelligent programming that is informative, educational, inspiring, and empowering to its audience. […]

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man in a hoodie astride a horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. The final moment of the Rumors of War unveiling was so worth it ✊🏽🖤 pic.twitter.com/k1eaztKkEA […]

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Not only did Tabay Atkins manage to become the youngest certified yoga teacher in the history of America but he also donates all the proceedings to cancer patients. His last certification was received just a couple of days before his 11th birthday and this will add to his previous 3 certifications. Tabay Atkins, who lives in […]

The National Negro Bowling Association (NNBA) was formed on August 20, 1939, in Detroit, Mich. Now known today as The National Bowling Association (TNBA), the organization boasts over 23,000 members and hundreds of leagues nationwide. Bowling had become a favorite pastime for many Black families, and the NNBA was formed in part to organize leagues […]

NEW YORK (AP) — On the opening day of a gathering of black leaders and voters in New York, two Texans seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination delved into the issue of reparations for African Americans over slavery. Speaking at the four-day conference of the National Action Network, the civil rights organization founded by the […]

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At only 19-years-old, Kalan Haywood Jr. will be the youngest state legislator in Wisconsin. He may also be the youngest legislator in the nation, according to some political experts. ” … Being young is going to play well with some people, but there will also be people who doubt me because of my age, which is fair […]

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BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley is attempting one of toughest political feats in Massachusetts — persuading Democratic voters to reject a long-time incumbent during a primary. Making the task even more difficult? Pressley has acknowledged she’d likely vote much the same way as incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano. The race has drawn comparisons to Alexandria […]

Tom is feeling good this morning because Andrew Gillum won the democratic nomination for governor of Florida. This victory gives him the historic opportunity to be the first black governor in Florida’s history. We have spoken to Gillum several times along the way and are so proud that he won! Now let’s help him win […]

The Mormon faith isn’t known for its diversity, as just six percent of its membership are of African-American or of African descent worldwide. Abner Howell, a pioneer of Black Mormonism and a standout football star, was born on this day in 1877. Howell was born to former slaves in Louisiana, who then moved north to […]

Beyoncé graces the cover and pages of Vogue’s September issue and allows her truth to be told, in her own words. As usual, queen Bey didn’t do a typical sit down interview. She instead published an essay that details her experience with a number of topics, including her journey to self love after a scary […]

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Florida A&M’s Marching 100 is still in the early stages of band camp, but this year’s new edition has made history. Cori Bostic has been named the first-ever woman drum major in the band’s history. Bostic is a junior from Atlanta in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta, according […]