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    U.S. Senator Cory Booker Wants To Legalize Marijuana Across The Country

    U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana across the country at the federal level, reversing decades of national policy. Booker said the current drug laws disproportionately affect minority communities. Booker stated, “Our country’s drug laws are badly broken and need to be fixed.” Booker further went on to say, “They don’t make our communities […]

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    First Black-Owned Beauty Supply Store In Brownsville, Brooklyn Opens Its Doors

    The beauty supply industry generates $10 billion a year in sales, 85% of the products are marketed towards Black women, and only a small fraction of the beauty supply stores are owned by Black entrepreneurs. In an industry that generates such revenue, two Black entrepreneurs in Brownsville, Brooklyn (NYC), are looking to stake a claim […]

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    Boston Cop Gets 6 Months Suspension For Racist Video

    A Boston, M.A. police officer, Joseph DeAngelo Jr., has been suspended for six months without pay for a racially charged video he created and shared. After his unpaid suspension, he will also be made to serve another six months on probation and undergo “significant” unconscious bias retraining. The suspension was announced by Boston’s Police Commissioner, William B. […]

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    Gay Black Men in Southern States Have the Highest HIV Rates in the World

    “It’s deeply troubling when 50 percent of African-American gay men are expected to get H.I.V. during their lifetime…” This troubling warning was issued by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, who serves as the director of the C.D.C.’s National Center for H.I.V./AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, S.T.D. and TB Prevention program. And the epicenter of this hidden crisis is small pockets […]

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    Race Riots Broke Out After Jack Johnson Boxing Match

    On July 4, 1910, long before the Ali-Frazier fight in 1971 would be dubbed ‘Fight of the Century,’ the original fight of the century had taken place. The fight was between the Black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson aka ‘The Galveston Giant’ and his white opponent, Jim Jeffries. At a time when racial tensions were intense, white America […]

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    33% Of Black Residents In Chicago and Baltimore Have ZERO Net Worth

    According to responses given by Black residents in Chicago and Baltimore, a staggering 1 out of every 3 citizens has no liquid assets on hand in the event of a job loss or medical emergency. These residents are defined as having ZERO net worth because they’re unable to sustain themselves for three months or more […]

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    Bank Black USA Is On A Mission To Move $500 Million Into Black Banks by 2018

    A new movement called Bank Black USA is seeking to encourage people to put their money in Black-owned banks. Spear-headed by Justin Moore, Stephone Coward, and Robert Herring III, Bank Black USA is asking Americans to deposit $500 million into Black-owned banks by next MLK Day which is on January 15, 2018. Moore told The Huffington Post […]

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    Trayvon Martin’s Parents Release Book To Honor Their Son’s Life

    It’s hard to believe five years have pass since the cold-blooded ‘murder’ of Trayvon Martin. On February 5, 2017, he would’ve turned 22-years-old had his life not been cut tragically short. Now, five years after his death, his parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, have written a book that tells the story of their son’s […]

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    Teen Raises $26K on GoFundMe After Parents Cut Her Off Over Black Boyfriend

    An 18-year-old college student, Allie Dowdle, from Memphis, Tennessee, has raised almost $26,000 with a GoFundMe campaign because her parents have cut her off financially. The young woman who will be a college freshman in September 2017, has been cut-off from financial assistance from her parents because she continues to date her boyfriend Michael, who […]