Alphonso David settles lawsuit against the Human Rights Campaign

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Alphonso David, the first Black president of the Human Rights Campaign, an American LGBTQ advocacy organization, was fired on September 6, 2021, after he advised former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo how to defend himself concerning allegations of sexual harassment brought by several women.  David said he has reached a settlement with HRC, which is based in Washington,…

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The inspiration for “Hotel Rwanda” has been pardoned 

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Paul Rusesabagina who inspired the Hollywood film “Hotel Rwanda,†was released from prison in Rwanda after his 25-year sentence was commuted Friday by the country’s President Paul Kagame.  He was arrested by Rwandan authorities while he was traveling internationally in 2020 along with 20 others. All were charged with acts of terrorism. Rusesabagia was sentenced…

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Tornadoes and high winds destroy Rolling Fork, Mississippi

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Tornadoes and severe storms destroyed the mostly Black town of Rolling Fork, where Muddy Waters was born, knocking over homes, and businesses and leaving survivors devastated by the damage.  An estimated 26 people were killed by the tornadoes and high winds in Rolling Fork and the surrounding areas of Silver City and Winona Friday night…

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Black History Hero: A Black civil war veteran, who later became a police officer, arrested President Ulysses S. Grant for speeding

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While the nation and much of the world wait to see if former President Donald Trump is indicted, he won’t be the first President arrested and charged with a crime while still in office.   That dubious honor belongs to Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, who served from 1869 to 1877. He was…

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Trump expects to be arrested Tuesday

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Trump expects to be arrested Tuesday Former President Donald Trump, who is running for president in 2024, said he expects to be arrested Tuesday and called on his most fervent supporters to come out in force and “take back America.†Trump posted on his “Truth Social” Saturday that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will arrest…

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EPA moves to remove harmful chemicals from drinking water

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The Environmental Protection Agency is moving to eliminate manufactured chemicals in drinking water that can cause kidney and testicular cancers, lead to stroke, hamper infant development, give rise to liver damage, and increase cholesterol levels. The EPA’s mission is to protect human life and the environment and will establish legally enforceable levels of six PFAS…

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Louisville police department is a work in progress

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The Louisville police are supposed to serve and protect people, including Black people, but it is hard to believe that since many of cops have little respect for them.  Some police officers routinely referred to Blacks as “animals,†and “monkeys, and addressed Black men as “boy.” They also tossed drinks at their cars and insulted…

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