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President Obama Addresses African Union

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US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa could not advance if its leaders refused to step down when their terms ended. He… Read More

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Today is Black Women’s Pay Equity Day, an important milestone for the 16.6 million Black working women in America. It marks… Read More

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Waller County was named for Edwin Waller, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico in 1836, who four years later… Read More

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“The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship at Spelman College has been discontinued,” Spelman… Read More

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday that the in-custody death of Sandra Bland in Texas and the recently released dash-cam… Read More

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Was Sandra Bland under the influence of marijuana, and did this lead to her arrest and/or suicide? Waller County officials have suggested… Read More

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It’s 8 a.m. I reach for my cell phone to turn off the alarm, and I notice an email from an unfamiliar name. Turns out, it’s… Read More

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While there are going to be a lot of fond farewells to Jon Stewart, who will do his final episode of The Daily Show August… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

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