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July 4 is Independence Day. Really?

    July 4 is Independence Day. Really?

The fourth of July represents a special meaning for millions of Americans. It commemorates the Declaration of Independence of the United States from Britain in 1776. That meant we were free from British rule, but that did not apply to all Americans, namely people of color.

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Congress moves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act measure forward

    Congress moves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act measure forward

The House Judiciary Committee has introduced the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the law enforcement culture, empower communities, and build trust between law enforcement and minority communities by addressing systemic racism and bias.

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Mothers call for action to save black sons’ lives in new video

    Mothers call for action to save black sons’ lives in new video

Denver, Co (BlackNews.com) — The murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minn., sent shockwaves throughout the world and especially into the hearts of many mothers of African American

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Making Sense of the 2020 Census

    Making Sense of the 2020 Census

Making Sense of the 2020 Census

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Katherine Johnson, a pioneering NASA mathematician featured in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dies at 101

  Katherine Johnson, a pioneering NASA mathematician featured in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, the legendary NASA physicist and mathematician whose work played a key role in the early successes of the U.S. space program, passed away at 101 years old on the morning of Feb. 24 in Newport News, Va.

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U.S. Court of Appeals denies Ronnie Long’s appeal

  U.S. Court of Appeals denies Ronnie Long’s appeal

After waiting patiently for nearly a year to hear back from the United States Court of Appeals, last week Ronnie Long, a N.C. man who has spent 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, finally got a verdict, but it wasn’t the one he wanted.

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Trump’s U.S. airstrike sparks tensions

  Trump’s U.S. airstrike sparks tensions

Trump’s U.S. airstrike sparks tensions

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Black News Channel Network launch fulfills lifelong dream of J.C. Watts

  Black News Channel Network launch fulfills lifelong  dream of J.C. Watts

On January 6, 2020, the Black News Channel (BNC) became the nation’s only 24-hour news and information television network focused primarily on African Americans. The historic launch of the BNC fulfilled the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District.

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Author creates computer science doll to promote STEM learning

  Author creates computer science doll to promote STEM learning

Bukola Somide, creator of 14-inch Somi, the first ever Computer Science Interactive Doll, is on a mission to make playtime educational and entertaining.

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Dr. Gail C. Christopher named executive director at National Collaborative for Health Equity

  Dr. Gail C. Christopher named executive  director at National Collaborative for Health Equity

The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) today announced that Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Brian Smedley will resign effective October 31, 2019, to assume a new role as Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Gail Christopher, former vice president and senior advisor at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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