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New Smithsonian Exhibit Shows Racism Against Emmett Till Continues Today

New Smithsonian Exhibit Shows Racism Against Emmett Till Continues Today

Although thousands have filed past the casket of Emmett Till displayed at the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture, on September 3, a new exhibit was set to open in “Flag Hall” of the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History that shows the recently bullet-riddled road markers where Till’s body was found. This is desecration that starkly indicates the level of racism and White supremacy still infesting America.

Merkley, Colleagues Ask President Biden To Assist In Evacuating High-Risk Afghan Partners

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is working alongside nine members of the U.S House of Representatives to ask President Biden to assist in evacuating high-risk Afghan partners in collaboration with NGOs.

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New Partnership Brings Black History To Life Through Google Assistant

Through a new partnership with Google, daily excerpts drafted from Dr. Carl Mack’s Black Heritage Day calendar can now be heard through Google Assistant. Mack, pictured above, released version four of his calendar last year.

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J.R. Smith Is Headed Back To School; May Play On HBCU’s Golf Team

Smith is retired now and about to embark on a new adventure, enrolling at North Carolina A&T State University, one of the nation’s top HBCUs, to pursue a degree in liberal studies. Maybe those NBA scouts were right after all.

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Schools Struggle With Re-opening Amid Pandemic Surge

Many school districts are moving aggressively, and creatively, to field-test a variety of safety measures, protocols, and equipment. In the process, these schools are providing something of a roadmap for other districts scrambling to safely reopen.

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New Legislation Aims To Revitalize America’s Downtowns

To combat that, and in an effort to revitalize downtown areas, five members of Congress drafted a bill that they say will enhance the quality of urban life.

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Juneteenth Holiday In Washington State Passes On Senate Floor

April 9, 2021 – Rep. Melanie Morgan’s (D-Parkland) bill to make Juneteenth a legal state holiday, HB 1016, passed on the Senate floor today with bipartisan support. “I am so proud of the State of Washington. I asked my fellow legislators to pass this bill so that we can show the country that we are serious […]

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