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Watch Ghana's President tell France's President that He Does Not Want Their Charity

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[VIDEO] "We can no longer continue to make policy for ourselves, our country, our region and our continent on the basis of whatever support the western world or France or the European Union can give us. It will not work, It has not worked."... Read full article

NAACP Appoints Interim President And CEO

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Derrick Johnson, the president of the organization’s Mississippi chapter, will take on the role. ... Read full article

Carmelo Anthony Calls on Activists to Continue their Work in Response to Trump Victory

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"Now it’s our responsibility as men and women to take things into our own hands and be role models and be our own leaders at this point, regardless of who is commander-in-chief,” Anthony said. ... Read full article

Bernie Sanders Names Young, Black Organizer as Campaign Press Secretary

by Courtney Connley - Black Enterprise on

Taking the stage to introduce the 73-year-old senator before a crowd of 12,000 people at the University of Washington, Symone Sanders made her first public appearance as the new national press secretary for Sanders’ campaign. ... Read full article

Black Woman Removes Confederate Flag In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse

by Hilary Hanson on

"This is Bree. An amazing black woman who climbed the pole and took down the racist flag." Ferguson Action's Twitter Page... Read full article

Loretta Lynch Announces $20 Million Grant to Fund Body Cameras

by Taylor Lewis - Essence on

As one of her first acts as attorney general, Loretta Lynch has announced a pilot program that will devote $20 million to the purchasing and implementation of body cameras for police officers.... Read full article

Kamala Harris Wins Race, Becomes 1st Black to Represent California in U.S. Senate

by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw - L.A. Watts on

Harris becomes the second Black woman elected to the Senate and the sixth Black U.S. Senator in the country’s history. She is also the first Black and third woman to represent California in the U.S. Senate.... Read full article

Texas Elects Its First Black Female Sheriff

by Roz Edward, Michigan Chronicle Managing Editor on

“You know I love this community. I grew up here,” Stephens added. “I have experience both in a municipal police setting and the sheriff’s department, but I’m also still a police officer today.”... Read full article

New Minimum Wage Is a Victory, But Challenges Remain

by Erick Johnson - Atlanta Daily World on

“It phases in over time to provide flexibility for employers to adjust and minimize any impact on their bottom line. At $13 an hour, no one will get rich. But that pay will help people pay their bills.” Preckwinkle said. ... Read full article

Oprah Sounds off on Trump Win, Faces Backlash

by Houston Defender on

“I could sense, maybe I’m wrong, but I could sense from Donald Trump’s body language even when he came out for the acceptance speech, that brotha has been humbled by this world thing,” said Oprah... Read full article

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