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Millions of people use the ridesharing service Uber, and there are just as many tales about the drivers. However, one ride with an Uber driver, identified only as Timothy, has resulted in a viral video and him losing his job. Nicole Allen, of Rock Island, Illinois, uploaded a video of the driver calling her racist and demeaning…

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At only 32 years old, Deidre Mathis operates the first African American-owned hostel in the United States. An avid traveler and a risk-taker, Mathis has traveled to almost every continent, authored one book and is working on a second while running her brand-new Wanderstay hostel in the heart of Houston, Texas. For those unfamiliar with hostels, they…

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Houston, Texas has seen a rash of bank robberies committed by two young Black women. According to the FBI, the women seem to be between the ages of 18 and 24 and have been robbing Chase banks in the Houston area since May 1, 2017. The FBI has issued a $5K reward for information leading…

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A run-off election in the city of Douglasville, GA has resulted in a historical first. Rochelle Robinson became the first female mayor of the city and the first Black person elected to that office. The run-off was a heated competition with incumbent Mayor Harvey Persons. During the mayoral race unknown opponents attempted to have felony…

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Muriel Bowser defeats incumbent DC Mayor Vincent Gray

Black woman on road to be next D.C. mayor D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, 71, lost the Democratic primary election to challenger Muriel Bowser, a member of the D.C. City Council. By all accounts voter turnout was light but was solidly against the scandal-plagued incumbent mayor. The most recent of which is a federal investigation over…

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