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No one had a closer seat to former Vice President Joe Biden than National Civil Rights Museum President Terri Lee Freeman during his American Promise Tour stop at the Orpheum Theatre last Friday night. Biden and Freeman sat across a table from each other under a single spotlight for a...
An annual report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition was released Wednesday and the findings were hella depressing. Turns out, a person who works full time and earns a minimum of $15 per hour in the U.S. can barely afford to pay their rent—and a person earning the federal minimum wage...
FLINT, MI - The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13th, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder activated the National Guard to help the American Red Cross distribute water to Flint residents to help them deal with the lead contamination that is in the...
The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other...
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After years of failed attempts, Alice Marie Johnson is finally free, thanks to Kim Kardashian West. Wednesday evening, Johnson was released from federal prison just hours after her life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump. In footage obtained from Alabama news station WVTM-13, a visibly overjoyed Johnson can be seen...
While you were worried about Russian collusion, Kardashian pardons, national anthem protests, trade tariffs, border walls and Melania Trump’s secret facelift kidney surgery, the Trump administration has been successfully implementing an insidious plan that threatens to reverberate in black America for decades to come. When it comes to the black...
By JOSEPH PISANI, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers to talk about race with each other. It was part of the coffee chain's anti-bias training Tuesday, created after the arrest of two black men in a...
By KEN THOMAS and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to win majorities in Congress. Trump is traveling to Nashville, Tennessee,...
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By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo. And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted to...
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