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In an effort to stave off a catastrophic economic crash and aid families, businesses and schools during the nationwide shutdown, Congress reached an agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package. Some conservatives, however, took umbrage that the deal included $13 million earmarked for Howard University, one of the country’s premier HBCUs. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida,…

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Now that Democratic presidesntial front-runner Joe Biden finally has carved out some space between himself and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the former vice president can exhale deeply. The significant delegate lead he has over his rival has seemingly fortified the 77-year-old sufficiently enough to make audacious declarations as he did during the televised Democratic presidential…

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Macire Aribot is a native Atlantan and who is passionate about policy advocacy and poverty reduction. The Mercer University senior is on track to graduate in May 2020 with bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and global development studies. During her undergraduate years, Aribot served several organizations in leadership capacities and became a member of Alpha…

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According to multiple sources and a tweet from her personal account, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has dropped out of the 2020 presidential campaign, effective immediately. While she qualified for the December debate, the overwhelming perception is that she did not have enough financial backing to continue. According to CNN, “The California Democrat informed her senior…

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.,  addressed hundreds at the 2019 National Urban League Conference. Held at the Indiana Convention Center, the event gave Harris a platform to speak directly about leadership in the Black community. Harris talked about being raised in Oakland, California, and finding inspiration in Black civil rights attorneys such as Thurgood Marshall and…

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Kamala Harris is facing issues related to her ethnicity. Harris made headlines on June 27 during the Democratic presidential debate by saying that she was the only African American woman on stage that evening. However, Harris caught backlash on social media and by several White Republicans who are questioning her race. Harris, 54, was born…

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Celebrities, politicians and community members enjoyed an evening filled with accolades, celebration and calls to action at the Detroit NAACP’s 64th annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. The theme for this year’s event, held Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the Cobo Center, was “Freedom knows only one direction … Forward!” Kamilia Landrum, the Detroit chapter’s executive director, says the…

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Kamala Harris is vying to become the first Black woman in history to serve as president of the United States of America. The Democratic senator from California shared her vision for America at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit. In a discussion moderated by Star Jones that took place at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Harris…

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Black Enterprise‘s Women of Power Summit is one of the top business events in America. This year’s conference, sponsored by Macy’s, AT&T, Pepsico, Toyota, Walmart, Pfizer and Dell, will feature some of the top business, political and cultural minds in the nation. Here are the five most intriguing events and speakers planned at Black Enterprise‘s 2019…

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There’s no doubt that women are winning this year, especially Black women in politics. Here are the top female politicians to watch in 2018.   Keisha Lance Bottoms Keisha Lance Bottoms was the second Black female to be sworn in as the mayor of Atlanta after defeating Mary Norwood in December 2017. Before becoming the…

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Over a week ago, the nation’s Black political, social, religious, and media leaders descended on Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) or as it is affectionately referred to by regular attendees, Black prom. Beyond the fact that it was the first time in nearly a decade that the conference was…

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spent the balance of his time detouring around questions when he appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee in regard to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, but California Sen. Kamala Harris came at him directly, and he even said she made him nervous. Sessions was clearly being impacted by Harris’ rapid-fire questioning and refusal…

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On Friday, May 26, TV One’s “News One Now” host and managing editor Roland Martin interviewed Melaine Campbell, executive director and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and activist Jamira Burley about the open letter issued by a collective of activists, community officials, and political leaders to Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez calling…

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