Black Staff Matters: Behind the scenes with the Biden 2020 team

WASHINGTON — Before declaring Philadelphia as ground zero for his campaign operations, former Vice President Joe Biden was taking another important step in launching his presidential bid – enlisting seasoned Black Democratic strategists. “I’m very proud to have a diverse and experienced staff. It’s important that this campaign has a wide range of perspectives, voices, […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/black-staff-matters-behind-the-scenes-biden-2020-team/

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Have Funerals Turned into the New Day Parties?

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry (ThyBlackMan.com) Have you recently gone to a funeral and noticed everyone’s attire has changed just a tad?  You don’t really see the all black ankle length skirts or women wearing modest suits in navy or black.  Men, can be found wearing their Sunday’s best of loud colors or what they wore last weekend at the club.  What is going on during the hours that we come together, as we celebrate our dearly departed? Shift gears for a second.  You know how it’s the…

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Virginia Gov. Northam’s Blackface Yearbook Photo May Or May Not Be Him, Pointless Investigation Concludes

A quick Google search showed that mainstream media appeared to be collectively falling for the most obvious okey doke hook, line and sinker when they reported en masse that an “investigation” into Ralph Northam‘s blackface medical school yearbook photo couldn’t prove if the Virginia governor was actually pictured in the racist image. It was a strange update to an even stranger storyline that began on the first day of Black History Month and transformed into an all-out blame game that resulted in rape accusations for Justin Fairfax, Northam’s Black lieutenant…

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Strike: Anambra doctors shun Obiano’s offer

Striking resident doctors of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka Anambra State, on Wednesday, rejected the minimum wage offer by Governor Willie Obiano. They said there was no going back on the indefinite strike action embarked upon on May 13, 2019. President of the association, Dr. Obinna Aniagboso, who conveyed the governor’s message to his members during its congress meeting in Awka, said the governor offered to pay them the newly approved minimum wage. He said, “The governor said the wage will amount to N12, 000 increment to…

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My Epic Road Trip to Swaziland

Traditional culture, wildlife, and awe-inspiring scenery all mingle together with Swaziland’s fresh mountain air, conjuring up a heady concoction of sensory pleasure that is deeply pleasing to the soul. Although tiny, the Kingdom of Swaziland packs a powerful punch, with a host of things to keep visitors busy. Here are some of the highlights. With lots to do, I was prepared to do a road trip with my friend who is actually a tour guide and a local of beautiful Swaziland. The country may be the smallest of the Southern…

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Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and activist, dies aged 48

Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina has died at the age of 48, the publication he founded announced.  Wainaina, the founder of the literary magazine Kwani, passed away following a short illness, the chairman of the Nairobi-based magazine told The Daily Nation newspaper on Wednesday. Tom Maliti said the writer died a few minutes past 10pm (19:00 GMT) on Tuesday at a Nairobi hospital. In November 2015, Wainaina suffered a stroke. Wainaina had won the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Discovering Home in 2002. Following the…

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