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America: What Is It Really All About?

In 2008 and 2012 “ninety-six-percent” of the Blacks who voted in the Presidential elections voted for Barack Obama. However, they did not vote for President Obama for “Black Privilege”. Blacks sought societal fairness and “social-justice” for all Americans. In fact, Blacks knew that President Obama would be “just and fair-minded”

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Dorothy Leavell, Publisher of the Chicago Crusader, Elected New Chairman of the NNPA

Shortly, before the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual Legacy Awards Gala, NNPA members elected veteran Chicago Crusader publisher Dorothy Leavell to serve as chairman of the group for the next two years (2017-2019).  (more…)

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2017 Caine Prize for African Writing Awarded to Sudanese Writer Bushra al-Fadil

(GIN) – This was a season of accolades for some of Africa’s outstanding artists. Judges for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing this week named Sudanese author Bushra al-Fadil the winner of this year’s coveted prize for “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away.”  (more…)

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Airbnb Offering Opportunities to Black Entrepreneurs and Communities

Los Angeles –On June 27, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) hosted a breakfast at their headquarters in Ladera Heights to encourage more minority-owned businesses to participate in the fairly new Airbnb Trips platform.  In November of 2016 the company launch Trips, transitioning the company from a website for booking lodgings to a full-service travel company. Trips is part of Airbnb (Air Bed and Breakfast) vision to make

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Georgetown Law Research Finds Black Girls Viewed as Less Innocent Than White Girls

The study surveyed 325 adults from many different backgrounds and education levels in the United States. They were recruited through an online service that made sure the community sample was diverse. Participants were randomly assigned a nine-question questionnaire on Black or White girls, but not in relation to each other.  (more…)

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WATCH: Watts Students Get the Gift of Technology from Chris Paul and Kaiser

NBA point guard Chris Paul announced Wednesday, June 28, that he would be joining the Houston Rockets in a trade after playing the last six seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. His commitment to the Los Angeles community continued up until the eve of his announcement. The Chris Paul Family Foundation

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