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Bennett College files lawsuit to keep accreditation

March 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Bennett College has successfully reached a settlement with SACSCOC to keep its accreditation, and has hired top law firms to help in the fight GREENSBORO, N.C. – Bennett College recently announced that its accreditation was restored by a federal court in Atlanta. The court’s decision reflects an agreement reached…

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Consumer Protection Agency makes historic move to support payday lenders

February 23, 2019

By Charlene Crowell TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM Each February, Black History Month commemorates the unique American experience of Blacks in America. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown, Virginia arrival of captured and shackled Africans. In the ensuing years, as slavery grew, so did the wealth of those who claimed our forefathers as “property.” By April…

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‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire

February 23, 2019

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Ruth E. Carter is a Black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film “Black Panther,” Carter…

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Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario

February 15, 2019

By Errin Haines Whack ASSOCIATED PRESS RICHMOND, Va.  — Eva Siakam’s choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America’s first Black president. But sitting in a stylist’s chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head…

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Before multiculturalism, blackface rampant in US pop culture

February 15, 2019

By Russell Contreras ASSOCIATED PRESS At the time Virginia’s future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy “Trading Places.” Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is White, as “smart” while describing his Black NBA opponents…

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Blackface scandal spotlights deeply embedded racism in US

February 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.)  and Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax (D-Va.) By Errin Haines Whack ASSOCIATED PRESS When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling…

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High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

February 2, 2019

By Julie Carr Smyth ASSOCIATED PRESS WORTHINGTON, Ohio — The recent videotaped encounter at the Lincoln Memorial left many wondering about the state of reasoned political discourse in the country, or if it exists at all in a hypernpartisan era of red “Make America Great Again” hats versus pink women’s march caps. In a video…

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Call for political action after Laquan McDonald case

January 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Amid an outcry after the city waited more than a year to release dash-cam footage of Officer Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times, Mayor Rahm…

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Man sentenced to 84 years for fatally shooting 15-year old honors student

January 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Micheail Ward has been sentenced for killing Hadiya Pendleton (insert.) BLACKNEWS.COM CHICAGO, IL — Micheail Ward, a 24-year old Black man from Chicago, was recently sentenced to 84 years in prison for killing Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year old honors student, back in 2013. Pendleton, who was shot and killed a week after performing…

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