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What We Know About The Black Security Guard Shot By Police While Doing His Job – Your Black World

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By: Ryan Velez In a sea of infuriating cases of black people dying at the hands of police, Newsone reports on one story coming out of Illinois that may be the most frustrating in a long time. 26-year-old security guard Jemel Roberson was at work outside of a Robbins, Illinois...

Black Woman Venture Capitalist Aims to Revive Undeserved People In D.C – Your Black World

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By: Victor Ochieng EB5 Capital founder Angelique Brunner, says, “The only way to address the addition of economic opportunity is to consciously create mixed-income neighborhoods.” One black venture capitalist is revitalizing underserved areas in Washington, D.C., using her business acumen and resources. She is working using her company, EB5 Capital,...

Mississippi Senator Facing Runoff Against Black opponent, Jokes About Attending A “Public Hanging” – Your Black World

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By: Victor Ochieng Last Sunday, a video of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss), went viral after she was seen making a public joking about accepting an invitation to “a public hanging.” She is facing a runoff this month against her opponent, who happens to be an African-American Democrat. The Senator has...

Spike Lee Set to Direct Roger Guenveur Smith’s “Frederick Douglass Now” – Your Black World

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By: Victor Ochieng President Donald Trump was right after all, when he said that abolitionist Fredrick Douglass “is being recognized more and more.” Now renowned filmmaker Spike Lee is set to direct the movie adaptation of the historic figure – which is a one-man play by Roger Guenver Smith. Douglass...

Alyssa Milano Won’t Support Tamika Mallory If She Does Not Condemn Louis Farrakhan – Your Black World

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By: Victor Ochieng Alyssa Milano won’t speak at an upcoming Women’s March event, unless organizers Tamika D. Mallory and Linda Sarsour condemn Louis Farrakhan, the leader of Nation of Islam, for his anti-Semitic remarks. Milano pointed out that, “Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect,...

Open Internet Advocates Victorious After Supreme Court Decision – Your Black World

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By: Victor Ochieng In 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of the 2015 net neutrality rules that was passed by the Obama administration Federal Communications Commission. But even after the Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the ruling, several internet providers decided to...

Disciplinary Action Taken Against High School Marching Band Members for Spelling Out Racial Slur – Your Black World

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By: Victor Ochieng It turned out to be a planned prank, which didn’t work out according to plan because no one laughed. Members of the Snellville, Georgia’s Brookwood High School’s marching band are under disciplinary action after they used their instruments to spell out the racial slur “coon” during halftime....

WWI Centennial Project Focuses on Black Press Stories on African Americans In the WW1 Era Using VR Technology – Your Black World

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By: Victor Ochieng The street corner in the South Side of Chicago, has nothing extraordinary: just vehicles driving by and buildings all over. But imagine that suddenly you are taken back to 1919, in the middle of the “Red Summer” when social and racial tensions became violence just after the...

Missy Elliott First Female Rapper Nominated To Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame – Your Black World

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By: Ryan Velez When she took a leave of absence from the music world due to health issues, there is probably a generation of people who got into hip-hop without fully realizing the type of impact that Missy Elliott had on female rappers and rap in general. With this in...

Supporters Raise $90,000 For Teacher Who Fought Student After Racial Abuse – Your Black World

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By: Ryan Velez There’s a good chance you’ve probably seen the viral video from last Friday of a teacher attacking a student after the teen called him the n-word repeatedly and threw a basketball at him. Marston Riley, 64, a teacher at Maywood Academy High School in the Los Angeles...