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 By Dominique Madden    News    June 11, 2020

Western Wayne County NAACP begins Listening Tour

For too long, law enforcement and the criminal justice system at large has racially profiled, arrested, convicted, and sentenced African Americans more harshly than the rest of America. The worldwide...

 

NFL Comments on George Floyd and Gets Roasted on Kaepernick

NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 32, hasn't played in the NFL since the 2016 season. He was blackballed by the NFL after silently protesting police brutality by silently taking a knee on the...

 

Were the Cops that Killed George Floyd Undercharged?

The White Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, who is captured on video participating in the death of George Floyd, a Black man, by kneeling the weight of his body on Floyd's neck for almost...

 

President Jimmy Carter started Black Music Month June 1979

Though Carter declared June Black Music Month with the event in 1979, and black music institutions celebrated every June thereafter, Black Music Month didn't become an official observation until...

 

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth (short for "June Nineteenth") is a holiday commemorating this day, which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation On June 19, 1865-two and a...

 

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