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“Black Identity Extremists” the topic of controversial FBI report

FBI Director Christopher Wray continued to fend off questions over a controversial bureau report that linked black extremists to violence against police officers, this time at a House hearing Thursday. His public explanation of the internal intelligence assessment on “Black Identity Extremists” followed a nearly two-hour meeting with lawmakers from the Congressional Black Caucus one […]

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91st Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas concert to bring holiday cheer to Atlanta

The 91st Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Concert, a tradition that has marked the opening of the Christmas season for generations of Atlanta residents, will be presented in shows on Friday, Dec. 1, Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3 at Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and Spelman College’s Sisters Chapel.  The combined holiday voices […]

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HBCUs generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, according to a stunning new report by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The landmark study titled, “HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said that public HBCUs account for $9.6 billion of that total […]

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CNN’s Don Lemon unloads on Trump over racist insults in epic takedown

CNN’s Don Lemon seems to have just about reached his limit when it comes to President Donald Trump’s use of racial slurs. During a White House event honoring Native American WWII veterans on Mon.,Nov. 27,  Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas.” Lemon said the remark was “met with stunned silence … because everyone in that room knew it was a racist slur […]

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Several Congressional Black Caucus members in talks with Conyers to get him to resign

Several Congressional Black Caucus members are in talks to get veteran Rep. John Conyers to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct, several Democratic sources told CNN on Tue., Nov. 28. Those members are trying to ease his exit without trampling on his legacy during his 50-plus years in the House. Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, is […]

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Quirky Atlanta-set indie ‘Charlie’ aims to broaden scope of portrayals of black women

From indie writer-director, Bobby Huntley comes his debut feature film titled La Vie Magnifique De Charlie (The Beautiful Life of Charlie), which he co-wrote with Nikki Wade, who also produces. Huntley and Wade created the fan-made trailer for The New Edition Story (long before BET’s miniseries on the hit R&B group), which went viral, garnering several million views. Although the […]