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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

Don King has last word on Priebus

by Kenneth D. Miller on

“I’m not speaking because Reince Priebus is still thinking he don’t like black people,” King told reporters outside the Quicken Loans arena where the convention is being held.... Read full article

Meet one of President Obama’s Black Female Ambassadors

by Angie Bee on

As an adviser to Clinton, Obama on being an advocate for religious freedom around the world Ambassador Cook served as an ordained Pastor for three congregations; transforming communities and fighting the dropout rate among students. ... 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

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

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

Lack of Venture Capital and Bankers Stifles Economic Growth in Communities of Color

by R. Donahue Peebles - NewsOne Now on

“The minority business community would have employed more than 16 million workers, generated more than $2.5 trillion in gross receipts, and expanded the tax base by more than $100 billion.” R. Donahue Peebles... Read full article

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

by St. Louis American on

"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

Four Ways President Obama Can Help Blacks in His Last 100 Days in Office

by Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) on

Instead of staking his legacy on the results of the November elections, however, President Obama might be better advised to improve his legacy by taking bold actions in these last days of his presidency.... 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

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