Three Black soldiers were killed during a drone attack in Jordan

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The soldiers killed in Jordan are Sgt. William Jerome Rivers of Carrollton, Georgia; Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders of Waycross, Georgia; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett of Savannah, Georgia. All three were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, Fort Moore, Georgia. More than 40 other service members were injured following…

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Sen. Tim Scott endorses Donald Trump

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Sen. Tim Scott endorsed Donald Trump for president over Nikki Haley, who appointed Scott to the U.S. Senate in 2012, replacing  Sen. Jim DeMint. “We need a president who will close our southern border today. We need Donald Trump,†Scott said while appearing on stage with the former president at a Concord, New Hampshire, campaign event.  Trump…

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Cops who murdered unarmed Black man will each receive $500,000

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Three officers who were acquitted by a jury for the murder of Manuel Ellis will each receive a big payout after agreeing not to return to the Tacoma Police Department. Each officer, Christopher Burbank, Matthew Collins, and Timothy Rankine, will receive $500,000 if they say bye to the police department.  The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department…

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Was it a UFO? Various presidents say we are not alone

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A UFO was seen hovering near Air Force One, the president’s plane, by two amateur pilots during President Biden’s fundraising trip to California earlier this month. Peter and Joshua Solorzano live-streamed a mysterious balloon-like object near Air Force One during Biden’s trip on December 10.  President Biden is one of a long line of American…

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The Defense Secretary has been released from the hospital following treatment for prostate cancer

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III was released today from Walter Reed Military Hospital, where he has been treated for prostate cancer, a disease that affects large numbers of Black men. Dr. John Maddox, Trauma Medical Director, and Dr. Gregory Chesnut, Director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research at the Murtha Cancer Center, both of…

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Jerod Mayo is named the Patriots’ head coach

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Linebacker coach Jerod Mayo has been named New England Patriots Bill Belichick’s replacement, which are tough cleats to fill since Belichick won six Super Bowls as head coach.  Mayo is the first Black head coach in team history, and at 38 years, he is the youngest of all NFL coaches. The Patriots feel that team…

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Hero sailor has a ship named after him, but it wasn’t the Navy Cross or Medal of Honor that he deserved

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Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro recently announced that the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer DDG-142 would be renamed USS Charles J. French in honor of Navy Mess Specialist 1st Class Petty Officer Charles Jackson French, who saved members of his crew by tying a raft’s rope around his waist and swimming through shark-infested…

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Unemployment drops in December for Black men 

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The unemployment rate for Black men was 4.6% in December compared with 4.9% year over, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in December.  The jobless rate for Black women was 4.8% compared to 5.0% last year. The Bureau reported that 216,000 were created in December, and unemployment remained at 3.7 percent.

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