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We caught up with activist DeRay McKesson to talk about the importance of tech in building up the Black community. How important is technology for the advancement of Black people? There is no America without Blackness. There is no culture or community without Blackness. Blackness has always set the trend of what is cool [and]…

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Just one week after being reported missing, Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford’s body was found in a DeKalb county park and her roommate, Jordyn Jones and Jones’ boyfriend, Barron Brantley, were charged with her murder. According to reports, Crawford and Jones got into a physical altercation, likely surrounding the sexual assault allegation that Crawford…

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Some people are publicly criticizing the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. for his remarks during Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service. Williams, a pastor based in Atlanta, is a friend of Franklin’s family, who also eulogized her father, C.L. Franklin, in 1984. However, Williams is facing backlash for his fiery eulogy that touched on Black-on-Black violence, single-parent households,…

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As the world paused for the day to pay its final respects to the undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, no performer brought as much gravitas to the building than its closer, Stevie Wonder. After a soul-stirring harmonica solo and an equally emotional speech, in which he interpolated a popular Trumpian phrase, telling the audience…

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Now that Black Lives Matter organizers in Atlanta have called for n boycott of the 24-hour diner Waffle House chain, the popular eatery is all over social media. Surprisingly, many people who do not live in the Southeast have never even heard of Waffle House. However, in the South, everyone from truck drivers to musicians finishing a…

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Organizations under the Black Lives Matter movement in Atlanta have announced a national boycott at a press conference held at the Georgia corporate headquarters of Waffle House, the popular 24-hour diner chain. The boycott comes after a series of incidents at Waffle House locations in Alabama. Among those on hand to make the announcement were Dre…

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The HOPEGlobal Forums are a community of events that serve as a call to action to reimagine the global economy so the benefits and opportunities of free enterprise can be extended to everyone. The initiative is curated through a series of conferences, events, and policy programs designed to foster leadership around this critical issue. Next Monday, March 26-28, the HOPE Global Forums | 2018…

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