Will the Washington Commanders finally find Magic?

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Magic Johnson is part of a group that purchased the Washington Commanders for a whopping $6.05 billion. Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder has agreed to sell the team for a led by private equity billionaire Josh Harris, owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, and fellow billionaire Mitchell Rales. The sale must still be approved by the NFL…

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Stacy Abrams, a Spelman graduate, gets into Howard 

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Stacey Abrams, who ran twice for Georgia governor, has been appointed as the inaugural Ronald W. Walters Endowed Chair for Race and Black Politics at Howard University.  Ronald W. Walters, Ph.D., was an internationally renowned scholar, activist, and expert on the African Diaspora. He died in 2010. “Stacy Abrams has proven herself an essential voice…

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Justin Jones is reinstated

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By a majority vote of 36 to zero, Justin Jones was reinstated to his House seat that Tennessee Republicans had taken away from him last week.  They had expelled Jones and Justin Pearson, both young Black male lawmakers, from the State Senate for violating the Senate’s decorum by using bullhorns to speak from the well…

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Brandon Johnson, a progressive, is Chicago’s new mayor

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Brandon Johnson has been elected mayor of Chicago after defeating Paul Vallas, the Fraternal Order of Police-backed candidate. Johnson, a Cook County Board member, said “With our voices and our hopes, we have ushered in a new chapter in our city’s history. And now, Chicago will begin to work for the people—all of the people.† He…

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Black male unemployment climbs

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The unemployment rate for Black men rose in March 2023 but it was still down from last year. The jobless rate for Black men was 5.2 percent in March 2023 compared to 6.1 percent in March 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The 5.2 percent measure was higher than the 5.1 percent rate…

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Drug dealer sentenced for killing actor Michael K. Williams

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Irvin Cartagena sold the fatal drug dose of heroin laced with fentanyl that killed actor Michael K. Williams. As part of his guilty plea, the defendant said his actions “resulted in the death of Michael K. Williams.” “He dealt the fatal dose that killed Michael K. Williams,” the lawyer told a Manhattan Federal Court. Cartagena faces…

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I wonder what the poor people are doing?

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Pro Publica published a report Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Thomas took luxury trips on a private jet and a yacht owned by a billionaire friend. Clarence Thomas said Friday that he did not disclose luxury travel paid for by a Republican donor because he was advised at the time that he did not have to…

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