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Black writers do not often get the opportunity to make their mark in the publishing world. The New York Times recently released a statement that of all the books published in the United States, only 11 percent are written by people of color. Despite these staggering odds, there is still a wealth of Black talent to…

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Dave Chappelle changed the face of comedy with his hit show “Chappelle’s Show.” Created by Chappelle and Neal Brennan in 2003 for Comedy Central, the show provided an introspective look at aspects of race, comedy, music and American life. On Oct. 30, Netflix revealed that “Chappelle’s Show” will make its debut on the streaming service…

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling for more transparency in the Breonna Taylor case. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, according to CNN, Beshear specifically called out Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.  “The current situation raises serious concerns, as multiple grand jurors are now claiming that Attorney General Cameron has not been truthful to the public about…

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A White teacher in Florida is seeking another job after making racist statements during a virtual classroom session. The incident occurred during virtual learning at Poinciana High School in Kissimmee, Florida, according to WFTV. During a discussion in social studies class, a student commented that “some Black people live in communities where cops do not…

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The future of diversity training is in jeopardy. On Oct. 16, it was revealed that Texas State University decided to “pause” its employee diversity training, according to The Texas Tribune.  The move comes after the White House issued an executive order, which banned diversity training by calling it anti-racism, divisive, and anti-American. Signed on Sept.…

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Ice Cube is facing criticism after it was revealed that he worked with the Trump campaign. On Oct. 14, Katrina Pierson of the Trump campaign announced that the rapper helped with “The Platinum Plan,” a $500 billion package proposed by Republicans to help the Black community. “Shout out to Ice Cube for his willingness to…

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Attorney Ben Crump is helping a family search for answers after a Black man was found hanging from a tree in Orlando, Florida. On Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, Crump called for an investigation into the death of Nevan Baker, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  On Oct. 5, Baker, 22, was found by officers hanging from…

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Raheem Morris has been named as the interim head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. On Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, the Falcons announced the firing of head coach Dan Quinn after the team’s 0-5 start to the season, according to ESPN. Morris, who served as the team’s defensive coordinator, will take over a team that has…

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A Black man from Galveston, Texas, is suing the Galveston Police Department after enduring inhumane treatment. Donald Neely, 44, who suffers from mental health issues, filed a lawsuit for $1 million against the department after officers on horseback pulled him down the street by a rope, according to the Houston Chronicle.  Neely’s lawsuit states that…

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