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 2021-10-08 20:00 

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Maya Angelou Among 5 Women to Be Honored on New U.S. Coins...

The coins are a part of the U.S Mint's American Women Quarters Program, which will release coins honoring trailblazing women every year from 2022 to 2025....

 2021-10-08 19:00 

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Black Man's Murder Conviction Reversed After 20 Years on Death Row...

The jury never heard that a witness, the victim's neighbor, saw a white man running from the crime scene....

 2021-10-08 18:00 

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Minneapolis Police Say They're 'Hunting Activists' on New Bodycam Footage From George Floyd Protests...

One officer said: 'You guys are out hunting people now, and it's just a nice change of tempo.'...

 2021-10-08 17:00 

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In Honor of Its 75th Anniversary, the NBA Takes Us on a Trip Down NBA Lane...

Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Bill Russell are just a few of the players helping to celebrate the league's 75th anniversary....

 2021-10-08 16:04 

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Trump Reportedly Granted Hip-Hop Manager Jimmy Henchman Clemency, So Why Is He Still in Prison?...

Attorneys for James Rosemond, aka Jimmy Henchman, argue that a conversation between the president and NFL great Jim Brown is enough to set him free....

 2021-10-08 15:07 

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'If This Is What Being Canceled Is Like, I Love It': Dave Chappelle Met With Standing Ovation During Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary Screening...

The comedian appeared at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday in Los Angeles following the backlash over his transphobic and homophobic jokes....

 2021-10-08 15:00 

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Bomani Jones Is Goals Because Now He Has a Late Night Show on HBO and You (Probably) Don't...

The popular sports commentator is taking his talents to HBO....

 2021-10-08 14:00 

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18 Former NBA Players Arrested in $4 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme...

All 18 players are facing counts of conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud....

 2021-10-08 13:00 

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Fuck Kyrsten Sinema...

Please don't believe the insidiously mindless narrative that protesters should remain civil and respect Kyrsten Sinema's lack of respect for civil rights....

 2021-10-08 00:00 

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Black Massachusetts Ex-Firefighter Awarded $11M in Racial Discrimination Settlement...

Brookline Town voted to award the settlement to Gerald Alston, who has been in a legal battle with the town since 2015....

 2021-10-07 23:00 

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Many of the 140,000 Children Who Have Lost a Caretaker to COVID-19 Are Children of Color...

COVID-19 deaths leave children mourning the loss of parents or primary caregivers....

 2021-10-07 22:30 

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One of the Nation's Oldest Black Churches Uncovered in Williamsburg, Virginia...

First Baptist Church was torn down to make space for a parking lot in 1956....

 2021-10-07 22:00 

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Letitia Wright Criticized Once Again for Spreading Anti-Vax Sentiments on the Set of Black Panther 2...

It seems the 'di smarts of the Black Panther' were severely missing for the Small Axe star when it comes to information about vaccines....

 2021-10-07 21:30 

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GOP Operative: Helping Kids of Color Feel Like They Belong Hurts White Kids...

Mary Beeman done ran out here in the year of our Lord Zendaya and claimed that loving up Black children hurts white conservative kids....

 2021-10-07 21:00 

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Tennessee Cop Who Was Knocked Out for Being Racist Resigns...

Tanner Holt quit just as an internal affairs investigation into his actions picked up....

 2021-10-07 20:57 

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'I Stay Coogi Down to the Sock': Remembering the Fashion That Shaped Black Culture...

From celebrity labels to iconic trends: A look at some of the best hip-hop fashion from the past....

 2021-10-07 20:30 

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Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Hudson and Barry Jenkins to Be Honored at Critics Choice Association's Celebration of Black Cinema & Television...

The fourth annual ceremony recognizes standout achievements in Black Cinema and for the first time ever this year--Black television....

 2021-10-07 20:08 

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Candace Parker Brings the Chicago Sky One Step Closer to Its 1st WNBA Championship...

The Chicago Sky are heading to the finals after beating the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA Semifinals....

 2021-10-07 20:00 

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Serial Killer Who Used Dating Apps to Lure Victims Gets Sentenced to 160 Years...

Khalil Wheeler-Weaver was sentenced Wednesday for killing 3 women in 2016....

 2021-10-07 19:00 

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Black Virginia Democrats Call Out Republican Opponents for Flyers Featuring Black Politicians Dangling From Ropes Like Puppets...

Josh Cole and Alex Askew, two Black Virginia delegates, say the flyers are a racist dog whistle....

 2021-10-07 18:00 

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'Get Ya Black Asses Back to Work': EEOC Sues Construction Company for Racism at a Tennessee Worksite...

The suit accuses the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, which helped build a Google data center, of segregating work crews....

 2021-10-07 17:30 

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'It Speaks to Your Inner Child': The Root Presents: It's Lit! Explores the Literary Frontier of Fantasy With Ayana Gray...

The author's bestselling debut, Beast of Prey, puts a promising and Pan-Africanist spin on the fantasy genre....

 2021-10-07 17:00 

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The Basketball Recruiting Class for Kanye West's Donda Academy Is No Joke...

The Grammy Award-winning rapper is building his own high school basketball powerhouse....

 2021-10-07 16:00 

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Damian Williams Is the First Black U.S. Attorney to Lead the Southern District of New York in Its 232-Year History...

Williams will oversee several high-profile cases, including an investigation of former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Jeffrey Epstein friend, Ghislaine Maxwell....

 2021-10-07 15:40 

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National Black Justice Coalition, GLAAD Call Out Dave Chappelle's 'Lazy and Hostile Transphobia and Homophobia' Jokes in Latest Netflix Comedy Special...

The longtime comedian's special hit the streamer on Tuesday and was quickly met with a backlash....

 2021-10-07 15:00 

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NBA Players Won't Be Subject to Random Marijuana Tests During 2021-22 Season...

The announcement comes courtesy of a players' association memo that was shared with players....

 2021-10-07 14:00 

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Community Rally Helps to Quiet Neighbor's Racist Noises for Black Virginia Beach Family...

Jannique Martinez's family has been living with the noises since 2017....

 2021-10-07 13:30 

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Black 6-Year-Old Girl Becomes Georgia's Youngest Certified Farmer...

She started planting at age 3; now she owns her own farming business....

 2021-10-07 13:00 

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The Ozy Finesse, Explained...

The scandal surrounding Ozy Media is a story about capitalism, racial equity and what people really mean when they say, 'One of my best friends is Black.'...

 2021-10-06 23:30 

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Black People Disproportionately Died of COVID-19 Last Year, Study Says...

The study concludes that the last 20 years of effort to close the mortality rate gap between Black and white people are erased by the past year of the pandemic....

 2021-10-06 23:00 

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Black Worker Claiming Discrimination Wins $100,000 Settlement With City of San Diego...

In a lawsuit, Demetris Wimberley claims his race was the real reason why he was fired in 2018....

 2021-10-06 22:30 

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ESPN's The Undefeated Runs It Back With Why Not Us: FAMU Football...

Season 2 of the HBCU docuseries "Why Not Us" premieres on Oct. 14....

 2021-10-06 21:00 

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Rare Collection of Muhammad Ali Sketches Sell for Almost $1 Million at Auction...

The three-time heavyweight champion was far more than his success inside of the ring....

 2021-10-06 20:30 

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Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Audra McDonald, Glynn Turman All Tapped for Upcoming Bayard Rustin Biopic...

The forthcoming Netflix film will be directed by Ma Rainey's Black Bottom director George C. Wolfe and produced by the Obama's Higher Ground....

 2021-10-06 20:00 

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Philadelphia Police Department Investigating Viral Video of a White Officer Harassing a Black Man...

The officer, identified as Robert Hoover, has been placed on administrative leave....

 2021-10-06 19:30 

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Murders of Black Women and Girls on the Rise, According to FBI Report...

The rise in the murder rate has been affecting Black women and girls since before the pandemic, but now it's hard to ignore....

 2021-10-06 19:00 

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White NJ Man Who Hurled Racist Remarks at Black Man Is Now Facing Nearly 2 Dozen Charges...

Edward Mathews said, 'Come see me.' Well, the law came with more charges on Tuesday....

 2021-10-06 18:00 

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Grand Rapids, Mich., Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis...

The resolution cites studies that have linked racism to negative health outcomes in people of color....

 2021-10-06 17:00 

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It's the Remix to Eviction: R. Kelly's Music Channels Get Removed From YouTube...

The disgraced R&B singer was convicted on nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering just last month....

 2021-10-06 17:00 

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx Are Beefing. Here's How It All Went Down...

The dustup took place during dueling news conferences in which each person blames the other for what should be happening....

 2021-10-06 16:09 

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Is ESPN Conveniently Hiding Sage Steele's Suspension Behind a COVID-19 Diagnosis? It Sure as Hell Looks Like It...

The ESPN personality has been yanked off the air after questioning former president Barack Obama's Blackness....

 2021-10-06 15:30 

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BET Hip-Hop Awards 2021: Nelly; Tyler, the Creator and Missy Elliott Among Winners...

The annual ceremony aired on Tuesday night, hosted by 85 South's Chico Bean, DC Young Fly and Karlous Miller....

 2021-10-06 15:00 

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White Man Accused of Killing Ahmaud Arbery Wants Court to Ban Picture of His Confederate Flag-Themed License Plate...

Travis McMichael obviously fears the jury will think he is racist....

 2021-10-06 14:14 

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President Biden Promised HBCUs the World. The Reality Is Going to Be Much Less...

HBCUs were hoping to get $45 billion in funding, but Democrat infighting has slashed that to $2 billion in hopes of pushing through Biden's spending plan....

 2021-10-06 13:23 

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Missouri Executes Ernest Johnson After SCOTUS, Governor Decline to Intervene...

His supporters, including members of Congress and Pope Francis, say his intellectual disabilities made his execution unconstitutional....

 2021-10-06 00:00 

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N.C. School Board Passes Strict Policy on Critical Race Theory After Threat to Cut Funding...

The Johnston County school board updated its policies to restrict how teachers speak about race, civil disobedience and America's founders....

 2021-10-05 23:00 

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Maine Student Stages Walkout After Her Anti-Racism Art Is Removed From School Library...

The administration said the student's controversial painting was removed because the librarian did not get permission to display it....

 2021-10-05 22:00 

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Move Over Apple: Kanye West Filed a Trademark for a Line of 'Donda' Electronic Products...

The multihyphenate artist is seemingly expanding on his latest, innovative album, Donda, which was released just last month....

 2021-10-05 21:27 

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Justice Department Is Reviewing Decision Not to Charge FBI Agents in Nassar Investigation...

In the aftermath of testimony from four Olympic gymnasts, including Simone Biles, the Nassar investigation is being reevaluated....

 2021-10-05 21:00 

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Trump Isn't Going to Like This: Former President Falls Off Forbes List of America's Richest People...

Trump has lied about everything, including his wealth, and for the first time in 25 years, the ex-president didn't make the cut for America's richest people....

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