White U.S senator Elizabeth Warren pushes for reparations for black Americans

U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, has thrown her weight behind reparations for black Americans affected by slavery, an idea that is estimated to cost trillions of dollars. “We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences including undermining the ability of Black families to build wealth in America for generations,” Warren, who is white, said in a statement to Reuters. “Black families have had a much steeper hill to climb – and we need systemic, structural changes…

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20 Years of Twerking: A Retrospective of ‘Back That Azz Up’

One things for sure: The words “Cash Money Records taking over for the ‘99 into the 2000″ will always yield a visceral reaction, a sense of urgency. Move or be moved, because it’s about to go down. But ahead of (what has now become) an iconic phrase, there’s a trigger warning, if you will. Let’s talk about those violins. The violins that begin Back That Azz Up (courtesy of producer Mannie Fresh) are emblematic. As soon as a crowd hears the melody, the message is clear. Ready, set, twerk. Twerk…

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Best Spring Activities To Do In Tunis

Hire a bike and cycle along the Mediterranean coast and into the Tunis suburbs, such as Sidi Bou Said © Valery Bareta / Shutterstock Spring is the perfect season to visit Tunis. As the short, rainy winter months give way to longer days and the return of uninterrupted sunshine, the city starts to come alive with plenty of live music and grand showcases of artisanal products. Exploring the city by bike, pushed along by the gentle sea breeze, keeps the temperature to an enjoyable degree. Ramadan currently falls during spring,…

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Rival concerts held as Venezuela power struggle intensifies

Cucuta, Colombia – Rival concerts became the backdrop of the showdown between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido on Friday as the opposition prepared to bring aid across the Venezuela-Colombia border – a move Maduro has vowed to block.  Billionaire Richard Branson hosted a “Venezuelan Aid Live” concert on the Tienditas International bridge, which connects Venezuela and Colombia, while Maudro’s government kicked off a three-day festival on the other side of the border.  Branson said he hopes to raise more than $100m to provide…

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In 2019, Racial Hoaxes Are So Dangerous.

You are here: Home / News / In 2019, Racial Hoaxes Are So Dangerous. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Jussie Smollett has now been charged with filing a false police report in an alleged hate crime incident that it appears Smollett orchestrated on himself. The actor, according to the head of the Chicago Police Department, was apparently trying to gain publicity by portraying himself as a victim of bigotry, which he thought would help him in salary negotiations with the Fox show “Empire,” on which he…

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Attempts to influence NPA decisions by crime intelligence revealed

On Friday, the Mokgoro inquiry heard new revelations about what evidence leader Nazreen Bawa SC called “an obvious attempt to influence a decision to prosecute” — through representations and a secret visit paid to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) by senior crime intelligence officials. Bawa was cross-examining suspended head of the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit (SCCU) Lawrence Mrwebi about his decision to withdraw corruption and fraud charges against the former head of crime intelligence Richard Mdluli. READ MORE: Mrwebi had no reason to favour Mdluli, Mokgoro inquiry hears The inquiry…

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Liberia: Speaker ‘Revokes’ Accreditation of Reporters Assigned At the Legislature

Photo: FrontPageAfrica Legislative Reporters Association of Liberia’s Secretary-General,Titus Dessie, flanked by colleagues, reads a press statement condemning House Speaker Chambers’ alleged decision to revoke some of their colleagues’ accreditations from the House of Representatives. By Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email Protected] Monrovia — The Legislative Reporters Association of Liberia (LEGISPOL) has expressed shock and dismay over what it termed as the ‘unlawful’ decision of House Speaker Bhofal Chambers to revoke the accreditations of its president, Musa Kenneh and some of its members. But the Director of Press and Public Affairs Bureau…

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All the Ways I Did Not Die

Photo: Michael Harriot America. In Black.America. In Black. is a weekly essay series that examines the myriad experiences of blackness in the United States.   When sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a known drug-dealer during a high-speed chase, one should always wear a seat belt. Always. Thankfully, I came to the realization of this maxim seconds before the tire burst as I was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a known drug dealer during a high-speed chase. Advertisement My best friend and I had…

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[WATCH] Obama’s caution to black boys against falling into exaggerated male stereotypes

President Barack Obama has cautioned hundreds of young boys of colour in Oakland about the evolving role of men in society and how an exaggerated stereotype of how a man is supposed to be is affecting the coloured community. Together with Golden State Warrior star Stephen Curry, Obama attended his flagship My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance Summit held in Oakland on Feb. 18 to 20 where they touched on sensitive issues including social pressures, inequality and how success is wrongly portrayed. “We live in a culture where our worth is…

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Everlane Is Letting Ladies Choose What They Pay on Two Denim Styles

It’s unusual for jeans enter the fold in Everlane’s Choose What You Pay section, but today, there they are. And not one, but two women’s styles are up for grabs at 30% and 20% off, respectively: The Modern Boyfriend Jean, a relaxed-fit style available in three washes (light blue, mid blue, and black) for $48; and The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean, a cropped slim-cut jean with a 9-inch rise going for $55. Don’t lose out on this rare chance pick up some quality Everlane denim at a discount. To the Extent…

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