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“This virus will have dire consequences on so many, but specifically African Americans, which suffer from higher rates of chronic illness.” That was part of the message of Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, conveyed Sunday evening during the NAACP’s emergency town-hall tele-call about the COVID-19 pandemic. “The truth...
by Steve Peoples and Will Weissert — LOS ANGELES — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy Wednesday as the winnowing process in the Democrats’ 2020 nomination fight lurched forward after a consequential Super Tuesday. Bloomberg quit the race...
By Stacy M. Brown -- The coronavirus (COVID-19) is no longer a problem for China. And, it's not some passing bug that causes only little to worry. The deadly illness now has many in an almost panic-like state as new cases seemingly are diagnosed every day. Many are wearing masks, coughs,...
A three-word chant – “We want Mike” – reverberated through Minglewood Hall in Midtown as former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg made a pre-Super Tuesday presidential tour stop on Friday morning. “If you want Mike, and I hope you do, first we have to win the primary election,” Bloomberg...
by Matthew Daly – WASHINGTON – Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation...
When you are the jury foreperson in a high-profile trial that affects the fortunes of the sitting president of the United States, a related post on your Facebook page will make you a sought-after interview. Such is the case for former Memphian Tomeka Hart. Only minutes after a message posted...
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By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff at an African American...
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who has carved out his own lane in pursuit of the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, opened his Bluff City headquarters on Thursday. Early voting in the Tennessee Presidential Preference Primary begins Wednesday (Feb. 12) and runs through Feb. 25. Bloomberg, a billionaire directing...
Six-hundred-plus leaders from around the country were projected to join the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the National Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (Feb. 4). Participants were summoned to focus on two critical issues dubbed critical: the 2020 Census and voting rights. A CBC media released framed the...
Nearly two weeks prior to Vice President Mike Pence touching down in Memphis, officials at the National Civil Rights Museum received word that he wanted to visit during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend celebration. “Secret Service initially contacted us about a week and a half prior to the...