Around The Nation

The Word ‘Boy,’ Race Politics, and Democratic Wrangling Raise the Interest of Black Voters

By Hamil R. Harris (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Iowa Caucus isn’t until Feb. 20. But, the First Democratic Presidential debates are this week in Miami and African-American voters are already taking sides. The rhetorical slugfest between Vice-President Joe Biden, at the top of the polls, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is trailing. Welcome officially…

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American Underground, Google for Startups Launch Applications for Fourth Annual Black Founders Exchange

American Underground and Google for Startups have announced the application window and deadline for the fourth annual Black Founders Exchange. Black Founders Exchange, a week-long immersion program of curated content, mentorship, and community, will accept applications for the program between June 19 and July 10 through the American Underground website. The program will run September…

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Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. Malveaux testified at a House hearing on legislation that would set up a commission to study reparations for the ancestors of enslaved Africans kidnapped and…

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HSBC Bank Contributes $50,000 to Nation’s First Monument Honoring African American Veterans Memorial

HSBC Bank USA, N.A., (HSBC) recently announced a $50,000 grant to the African American Veterans Monument, the nation’s first-ever memorial dedicated solely to honoring the military service of African-American veterans and service members. “African Americans have fought for their country in every military conflict since the Revolutionary War, and too often their contributions are underappreciated, as…

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Poor People’s Campaign Mobilized in DC This Week

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) – This week in Washington, the powers that be are hearing from a vital new democratic force in this country. For three days, the Poor People’s Campaign will bring poor and low-wage Americans to the nation’s capital to call for a moral renewal in this nation. They will question many of…

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Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in children, young adults

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to consumption of vitamins, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that, compared with vitamins, these types of supplements were…

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Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Every major newspaper and news organization in the country has labeled the Black vote crucial to success in the 2020 presidential election, and statistics show that African Americans are 60% more likely to utilize and trust print-related resources for information than the general public. However, of the…

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