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African American Senators Push First Federal Lynching Bill Through U.S. Senate

On December 19th, the U.S. Senate finally passed the first anti-lynching bill in history. The bill, entitled the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, was passed by a voice vote. Should it...

 

African Americans from Electeds to Journalists Remember President George H.W. Bush

The death of former President George H.W. Bush on November 30 was the impetus of much comment and debate on his legacy. Many kept their tributes to a focus on his incredible military service in World...

 

Emmett Till Murder to Be Reopened and Investigated by the Justice Department

The U.S. Department of Justice has once again reopened the infamous Emmett Till case. The 1955 murder case was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most notorious murders in United States history. In August 28, 1955,...

 

Prince Harry and American Actress Meghan Markle Exchange Vows in Blackest Royal Wedding Ceremony

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows at a ceremony at St. George's Chapel in the Windsor Castle. The royal wedding featured, the head of the Episcopal Church in the U.S., a Black choir and a...

 

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