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Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller

Doris Miller COURTESY U.S. NAVY U.S. Navy Mess Attendant Doris Miller was the first African American awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, at Pearl Harbor, the Navy is expected to announce that a $12.5 billion aircraft carrier will be named…

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‘Racial antics’ | DC Fire recruits seen holding possible ‘white power’ symbol in photo

WASHINGTON — A photo of multiple D.C. Fire and EMS recruits holding possible “white power” symbols is circulating across social media platforms. The gesture is similar to the “OK” hand sign. The three fingers extended is supposed to be a “W” and the circle coming off the arm is a “P” — “WP” for “white…

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Mother Of 9-Year-Old Black Girl Who Committed Suicide After Being Bullied Sues School

McKenzie Adams, a 9-year-old girl who had dreams of becoming a scientist, committed suicide at her grandmother’s home in Linden, Alabama in in December 2018. Now, her mother is suing her elementary school for failing to protect the young girl. Jasmine Adams is reportedly suing US Jones Elementary School not only for allegedly failing to stop…

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Marijuana legalization may hit 40 states. Now what?

More than 40 U.S. states could allow some form of legal marijuana by the end of 2020, including deep red Mississippi and South Dakota — and they’re doing it with the help of some conservatives. State lawmakers are teeing up their bills as legislative sessions kick off around the country, and advocates pushing ballot measures…

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Senators Swear Impeachment Oath Amid New Allegations Of White House Lawbreaking

Ninety-nine US senators were sworn in Thursday and, with their right hands raised, pledged to do “impartial justice” in the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump. (The 100th, Oklahoma’s James Inhofe, was back home dealing with a family medical issue and will be sworn in next week.)A reading Of The ArticlesHouse Intelligence Chairman and impeachment…

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Walmart Says Store Mishandled Christmas Donation From Khalil Mack Foundation

A Walmart spokesperson said Tuesday that part of an $80,000 donation made by Chicago Bears pass-rusher Khalil Mack’s foundation to pay off customer layaways at a store in his hometown of Fort Pierce, Florida, was not handled properly.Walmart held an internal investigation and found that after the Fort Pierce store’s layaways totaled only $60,000, store…

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He’s Out: Cory Booker Ends Presidential Bid

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of unity and love failed to resonate in a political era marked by chaos and anxiety. His departure now leaves a field that was once the most diverse in history with just one remaining African American candidate,…

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BOB JOHNSON’S RLJ COMPANIES AND LEGAL SEA FOODS ANNOUNCE JOINT VENTURE TO OPEN RESTAURANTS AT MAJOR AIRPORTS

BETHESDA, Md — Robert L. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of the RLJ Companies and Founder of Black Entertainment Television, announced today a joint venture with the Boston-based restaurant group Legal Sea Foods to open smaller-scale versions of the famed restaurant within airports across the country. In making this announcement, Johnson said, “I am very excited…

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Black Woman Dies After Waiting Hours in ER for Help

It is often suggested that women, especially black women, go ignored and/or unseen due to implicit bias in the American healthcare system. Such may have been the case for Tashonna Ward, a 25-year-old daycare teacher from Milwaukee who died Jan. 2 while trying to find a doctor to help her, USA Today reports.   Ward waited for over two hours…

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