Friday, December 4, 2020

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With healthcare at stake, Stacey Abrams explains ‘what the South must do’

by Stacey Abrams -- When we vote, it may seem like we are voting for a candidate, but that is not entirely accurate. We are voting for the positions that the candidate supports and the types of policies they will enact based on those positions. This...

Glamour’s 2020 Women of the Year

by Maiysha Kai --  A mayor, a legal titan and Hollywood royalty – Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, NAACP Legal Defense Fund president and director-counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Regina King – are just three of the incredible women named...

Michael Jordan becomes NASCAR’s 1st Black principal owner in nearly 50 Years – and Bubba Wallace is his driver

by Jay Connor -- Earlier this month, Bubba Wallace raised eyebrows when he announced his decision to cut ties with Richard Petty Motorsports after three seasons. And for those curious about his next move, the wait is officially over. According to NASCAR, on Monday, Michael Jordan...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the champion for women’s rights, died on Friday evening from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court of the United States. Known to many as “the Notorious RBG,” Ginsburg, 87, served more than 27 years on America’s highest...

Peyton Manning honors prestigious alums with scholarship endowments at 6 HBCUs

by Jay Connor --  Sometimes it’s hard to keep secrets when your actions speak for themselves. When Grambling State alum Doug Williams learned that an anonymous foundation endowed a scholarship in his name at his alma mater, he was hell-bent on finding out who it was. “When...

The Black Effect Podcast Network makes history by building its own

by Jay Conner -- Much like the rest of the entertainment industry, despite all of the money and resources being thrown around, the wonderful world of podcasts is still very much a game of have and have nots – especially for Black creatives. Joe Budden’s exodus...

Chadwick Boseman — the ‘Black Panther’ — has died at 43

by Ishena Robinson -- Chadwick Boseman, the award-winning leading man from Howard who portrayed inspiring Black figures in movies like Marshall, 42, Get On Up, and the culture shifting Black Panther, has died from colon cancer at 43 years old. Boseman’s death was announced on his official Instagram page on Friday night, in...

Yes, Baby, Yes!

by Tonja Renée Stidhum -- 2020 is unprecedented-ish. Remember back in 2017, a mysterious “Black-ish” episode titled “Please, Baby, Please” (based on the Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee children’s book of the same name) became wrapped in some controversy because of its reported politically-charged themes?...

National African-American museum removes, apologizes for ‘Whiteness’ chart

by Anne Branigin -- Following an outcry from conservatives, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has removed a graphic from its website that attempted to explain how deeply embedded white-dominant culture and values are in American culture. The chart, entitled “Aspects and Assumptions...

Tim Scott won’t acknowledge systemic racism and defunding police because he actually wants to stop systemic racism…by defunding the police

I believe words matter...sometimes. But sometimes, words are stupid. For instance, remember when Republicans were upset because President Barack Obama wouldn’t say the words “radical Islamic terrorism” because Obama was kinda busy hunting down Osama Bin Laden and killing him? That was stupid. Then again, I am a...
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