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‘Listen To Black Women’: 2,700 White Women Tell Mayor To Fire Cops In Breonna Taylor killing

Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor’s mother, and Bianca Austin, Taylor’s aunt, spoke with media Thursday about the ongoing case and hope for resolutions. Louisville Courier Journal   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than 2,700 white women have sent a letter to Mayor Greg Fischer with a clear message: Listen to Black women, and fire the officers who killed Breonna…

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Andrew Gillum Says ‘I Identify as Bisexual’ in First Interview Since Hotel Scandal with Another Man

Jai Gillum and Andrew Gillum sit down for an interview with Tamron Hall Andrew Gillum told Tamron Hall in a sit-down on Monday that he is bisexual — a revelation as part of his first interview since he was caught in the middle of a scandal in March that led to him enter rehab and retreat from his once-promising career. The Democratic…

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Black Content-Based Instagram Page Sells For $85M; Owner Of Page Is Not Black

The owner of the Black-themed Instagram page “Daquan” has reportedly sold the brand for $85 million. However, the brand is not owned by a Black person. On Sept. 5, VladTV reported that Warner Music Group purchased IMGN Media for $85 million. The company creates Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok pages and post memes and videos that are likely to…

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Los Angeles Officials Say It Is A Miracle Deputies Who Were Shot In Compton Survived

COMPTON- With authorities still looking for the man who shot two unsuspecting Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday the fact that the pair survived is a “miracle.” Each deputy suffered multiple gunshots including to the head and face, but “got through surgery well,” Villanueva told KABC radio. He said he expects…

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105-Year-Old Woman Among Several Black Oklahomans Suing Tulsa For 1921 Race Massacre

A group of civil rights activists and survivors have filed a lawsuit against the city of Tulsa and the local officials for their role in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Led by a group called Justice for Greenwood Advocates and Lessie Benningfield Randle, a 105-year-old survivor of the massacre, the lawsuit demands compensation for the lives and businesses…

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At Least 35 Dead As Wildfires Rage Across The West Coast

In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, embers light up a hillside behind the Bidwell Bar Bridge as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif., on Wednesday. CALIFORNIA — As dozens of major fires smoldered across California on Monday, crowds of people gathered to greet President Donald Trump in Sacramento amid a backdrop…

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Covid-19 Cases Among Florida Children Jumped 26% In A Month

Since many Florida public schools opened their doors about a month ago, the number of children under 18 who have contracted Covid-19 statewide has jumped 26%, state data show. Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to push for in-person instruction across the Sunshine State. Even though his administration has released county-level data that indicates the 26% jump, it has not…

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19 Black Families Buy Over 90 Acres Of Land To Create A Safe City For Black people

A group of 19 Black families purchased almost 97 acres of land in Toomsboro, Georgia, to plant the seeds for a thriving new city. Georgia-based realtor Ashley Scott launched The Freedom Georgia Initiative with her friend — entrepreneur and investor — Renee Walters to spearhead the purchase. In an op-ed published on Blavity, Scott said it was…

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Bruce Williamson, Former Lead Singer Of The Temptations, Dies At 49 From COVID-19

Bruce Williamson, 49, a long-running voice of The Temptations, has died from coronavirus. The R&B singer died Sunday evening at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, his business manager, Anta Ealy, confirms reporters. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late August, Ealy says, weeks after having his gallbladder removed. “There’s no words in the world that…

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