Tina Turner died on May 24th at 83 years old

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It’s hard to believe that such a dynamic performer as Tina Turner attended a one-room schoolhouse located in Brownsville, West Tennessee. The school was known as the Flagg Grove School and it was built by a great uncle. At the time, she was known as Anna Mae Bullock. She debuted as Tina Turner when she…

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Nigeria’s new president, Bola Tinubu, was sworn in today

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Nigeria’s new president, Bola Tinubu, was sworn in Monday, and he vowed to expand the economy by at least six percent a year, lift barriers to investment, create jobs, and unify the exchange rate, while also tackling rampant insecurity. “On the economy, we target a higher GDP [gross domestic product] growth and to significantly reduce…

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Cuban woman is behind book bans in Florida schools

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A Black Cuban woman who complained about Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem for President Joseph Biden, causing it to be banned by the Bob Graham education center in Miami Lakes, Florida, was reported to have ties to the Proud Boys. The woman was identified as Daily Salinas. She was born in Cuba and her first language…

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Harvard Police Department held four Black students, following a false claim that could have cost the students’ lives

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Four Black Harvard University students were ordered to leave their dormitory room at gunpoint by Harvard University Police who later learned the four students were victims of swatting, a hostile practice of falsely accusing another or others of serious crimes. The students, all seniors, Jarah K. Cotten, Jazmin N. Dunlap, Dave G. Madzivanyika, and Alexandra…

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Republican U.S. Senator Tim Scott is running

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Tim Scott, the lone Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, is seeking the 2024 presidential nomination, according to a filing with the U.S. election regulator on Friday. He represents South Carolina. But Scott needs to drop his colorblindness and appeal directly to Black men who are increasingly attracted to the conservative movement, said Felecia Killings,…

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The nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization is urging Black travelers to avoid Florida

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Today, the NAACP Board of Directors issued a formal travel advisory for the state of Florida. The travel advisory comes in direct response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools.  The decision by the NAACP follows the League of United Latin…

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Rachael Rollins resigns as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts

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Rachael Splaine Rollins, the first Black woman to be named U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, resigned in the wake of an ethics probe.  She was accused of giving a reporter non-public information and getting 30 free tickets to Boston Celtics games and getting free tickets to boxing matches. In a letter to President Joe Biden, Rollins thanked the…

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Jim Brown taught us to question the Vietnam War

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I followed Jim Brown as the leading running back for the Cleveland Browns, but what drew me to him was his having organized other Black men to support Muhammad Ali, who refused to be drafted to fight in Vietnam. It was a courageous position for Ali and the Black men to take. I would read…

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Africa once ruled ancient Egypt 

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Comedian Kevin Hart was forced to cancel a planned show in February in Cairo, Egypt, after saying that the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt were Black, according to Middle East Eye, an online newspaper. Hart said, “We must teach our children the true history of when they were the Kings in Egypt and not just the era…

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