Category Archives: African Americans

Police pulled over black State Attorney — then couldn’t explain why

Police pulled over this black State Attorney — and then couldn't even explain why pic.twitter.com/0mjmTFUkov — NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 12, 2017

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Tuesday Open Thread | Chance The Rapper is the recipient of the 2017 BET Humanitarian Award

Come all the way through, @chancetherapper! 👏🏾 His acceptance speech for the 2017 BET Humanitarian Award was nothing but the truth. pic.twitter.com/rDazHMMIQB — The Root (@TheRoot) June 26, 2017 Two of our favorite people 🙌🏾 Watch @MichelleObama's powerful tribute to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | HBCU’s

Remember this shit show? Trump Seems to Question Constitutionality of Federal Funding for Black Colleges President Donald Trump added his first-ever signing statement to the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill he signed into law on Friday, but made a confusing … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation Memories from the Set of Roots | Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots | Oprah Winfrey Network Exclusive: Becoming Chicken George | Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots | Oprah Winfrey Network

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Tuesday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

ROOTS WEEK CONTINUES… Roots “Kunta” The Ends Justify the Means Fiddler’s Philosophy What’s your name? Roots “Kunta” Must Be Free

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Monday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

This Week 3 Chics highlights the groundbreaking Mini series Roots. Last month marked the 4oth Anniversary of “Roots.” Based on the book, Roots: the Saga of an American Family, by Alex Haley. We’ll feature selected scenes from the movie. As … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | This is your Secretary of Education, People…..Ignorant as can be….

DeVos sparks controversy with comments on black colleges Some experts on historically black institutions panned her statement as ignorant, while others said she was inadvertently praising segregation. By Benjamin Wermund 02/28/17 12:01 PM EST Updated 02/28/17 03:30 PM EST President … Continue reading

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