Zimbabwe moves to digital currency

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The country of Zimbabwe announced that has plans to move to digital currency joining other countries from Africa and Asia.  The currency is scheduled to be launched Monday with introductions of “tokens”  which are backed gold reserves and can be transferred between people and businesses as a form of payment. The move is aimed at shoring…

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Ralph Boston dies

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Ralph Boston, who smashed men’s long record in the 1960 Rome Olypmics, died Sunday following complications dues to stoke at his home in Peachtree City, Georgia. He was 83. In the 1960 Rome Olympics, he made history by breaking the long-jump record previously set by Jesse Owens with a distance of 26 feet 7 1/2 inches.…

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Black pastor shot and killed by a prison escapee

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A Black pastor was shot and killed by a prison escapee whom the pastor unknowingly offered to help him after the stolen motorcycle he had been riding down near Interstate 53 in Jackson, Mississippi. Anthony Watts, 61, head pastor of the St. Mary’s  Missionary Baptist Church in D’Lo, Mississippi, was killed by Dylan Arrington before stealing…

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Emmitt Till’s accuser dies

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Emmitt Till’s accuser dies When Carolyn Bryant Donham accused 14-year Emmett Till of making eye contact with her in segregated Money, Mississippi, she called her husband. Bryant called Roy Bryant, her husband, and J.W. Milam with his half-brother, to beat the young boy to death. Years later, Donham later said it was an overaction, which she…

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Oscar-winning actor Jamie Fox has suffered a stroke

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There are unconfirmed reports that Oscar-winning actor, Jamie Foxx, suffered a stroke and has been hospitalized for as long as two weeks at Atlanta Hospital. Foxx working on a movie with actress Cameron Diaz, who making her return to the big screen after taking time off when he suffered a stroke in Atlanta.  To complete the…

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Black men line up to run for president

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Black men have either launched bids to become president or are considering it. U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R. South Carolina), Larry Elder, a conservative radio host, and rapper Joseph Afroman Foreman have either announced they are running for U. S. president or they are exploring the possibility of getting into the mix.  Sen. Scott has…

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The news media made all the news today

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Tucker Carlson has been fired by Fox News and Don Lemon has been fired by CNN after 17 years at the cable station.  Lemon, 57, who earned $4 million per year, said he was stunned by the firing.  Lemon issued a statement on the same day saying he regretted his “inartful and irrelevant” comments. He…

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The cop who killed Breonna Taylor is back in law enforcement

The Cop Who Killed Breonna Taylor

Myles Cosgrove, the former Louisville police officer, who murdered Breonna Taylor during a raid in her and her boyfriend’s apartment, has gotten another job in law enforcement. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has hired Cosgrove. The county is about an hour northeast of downtown Louisville. He was one of three officers who fired their weapons…

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