NAACP LDF Sues Trump on Behalf of Black Detroit Residents, Allege Voting Rights Act Violation for Attempts to Block Michigan’s Vote Certification

Photo: Jeff Kowalsky (Getty Images) After a week of foolery in the process of certifying Michigan’s election results, which show the state going for decisively for President-elect Joe Biden over incumbent President Trump, Black Detroiters are fighting back against what they see as an attempt to disenfranchise them. Advertisement On Friday, the NAACP Legal Defence Fund (LDF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of three Black women from Detroit who voted in this year’s election and the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, accusing Trump and his campaign of violating the Voting Rights…

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When Samuel L. Jackson held MLK’s father hostage

Many do know Samuel L. Jackson as the acclaimed Hollywood actor and film producer but before he made it big on screen, Jackson was a civil rights activist who fought against the injustices of racism. Getting deeply involved in the civil rights movement while a student at the historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, Jackson did usher at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but then went on to hold King’s father hostage a year after the funeral. Here’s why. Born on December 21, 1948, in Washington D.C.,…

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Global Fund supports Nigeria with $143m to fight TB

Moses Emorinken, Abuja The fight against deadly tuberculosis (TB) disease is about to get a major boost, as the Global Fund on Thursday announced a three-year grant of $143m to Nigeria starting from next year. The grant will enable the procurement of drugs, empowerment of health workers at the community level to actively search for missing TB cases, and increase access to testing across the country. The Global Fund further explained that Nigeria will be receiving the largest support from it to tackle tuberculosis, including two other diseases – malaria…

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