John Lewis Made America a More Perfect Union

By The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law The nation awakes to the overwhelmingly sad news that Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a champion for democracy and civil rights, has passed. The following is a statement from Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: “From marching…

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Celebrities Make News on BlackPressUSA’s #FIYAH! Livestreams

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia BlackPressUSA’s livestreams have become as anticipated as any broadcast on the internet – at least that’s what some heavy hitters are saying. “You guys are absolutely killing it,” Denver Public Radio Program Director Willobee Carlan proclaimed. “I’m always wondering who’s going to come on next.” Novice…

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Ava DuVernay Moves Into Non-Scripted With NBC Family Social Experiment ‘Home Sweet Home’

Ava DuVernay has built her first primetime unscripted series – a ten-part social experiment for NBC. The When They See Us filmmaker created Home Sweet Home and she will produce via her production company Array Filmworks with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Each episode of the series follows two families who lead very different lives for a life-changing experience. It explores what it’s…

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Noted Writer Confronts UK for Reparations Failures

Writer Afua Hirsch doesn’t shy away from difficult questions and recently wrote about one she posed to a British cabinet minister. “Why,” she asked the minister, “has England never apologized for the transatlantic slave trade?” Britain, she reminded him, had trafficked more enslaved Africans than almost any other nation. However, the most the European country…

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Fresh Future Farm Land Sale: You Reap What You Sow

By Barney Blakeney In its effort to purchase the land it’s using to grow fruits and vegetables Fresh Future Farm of North Charleston may be sowing seeds of animosity that however still may produce the crop it desires. Since 2014, Fresh Future Farm has produced 16 tons of groceries sold or distributed between 2016 and…

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CFPB Gives a Green Light to Predatory Payday Lenders: Ability-to-Repay Stripped from Regulation

By Charlene Crowell As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout the country, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently took an ill-advised and untimely action. On July 7, the agency gutted its own 2017 payday rule that required lenders to first determine whether a consumer could afford to repay the high-cost loan.   This regulatory reversal represents…

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Calhoun Statue A Pump Fake

By Barney Blakeney Okay so they took it down, now what? I say THEY took it (the statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun) down because they put it up. Removal of the statue wasn’t up to us and perhaps had very little to do with us. But again, now that the statue is gone,…

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