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Black History Month

A look at the issues facing the Black community and celebrating Black culture during the month of February.

Dorothy A. Brown on ‘The Whiteness of Wealth’ and financial tips for Black community

The professor and author tells “The View” about her mission to uncover the many systems she says are stacked against Black Americans and why she decided to write a book about it.
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  • HuffPost

    Black Immigrants Are Still Fighting Racism In The U.S. Immigration System

    Yacouba, a political activist in Ivory Coast, knew if he didn’t immediately flee his home country, he wouldn’t survive. After being threatened, attacked and tortured by people sympathetic to those in power, Yacouba fled his country in 2018. The second was being detained as a Black immigrant in the U.S.

  • CBC

    Montreal police filmed kneeling on Black teen's neck, prompting calls for investigation

    A Quebec legislator is calling for an investigation into a video that shows a Montreal police officer kneeling on the neck of a young Black teen, his face pressed into the sidewalk, in an image reminiscent of George Floyd's last moments. Frantz Benjamin, a Liberal member of the Quebec National Assembly who represents the Montreal riding of Viau, says several constituents called him about the video. They say it evokes "collective trauma," reminding them of Floyd telling Minneapolis police officer

  • Business Insider

    Trump complained that Black voters 'all f------ hate me, and none of them are going to vote for me' after he'd 'done all this stuff' for them, book says

    Trump blamed Jared Kushner for his criminal justice reform push not helping his standing with Black voters, according to a forthcoming book.

  • The Canadian Press

    County where Ahmaud Arbery slain hires Black police chief

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The coastal Georgia county where Ahmaud Arbery’s slaying raised an outcry over racial injustice has hired its first full-time Black police chief. Glynn County commissioners voted Thursday for Jacques Battiste to lead an embattled department that some Georgia lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to abolish last year. A former FBI agent now serving as a deputy constable in New Orleans, Battiste was chosen after a search conducted by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police with

  • The Canadian Press

    Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren. “It’s great, but it’s not enough,” said Gwen Grant, president and CEO of the Urban League of Kansas City. Grant said she was delighted by the quick vote this week by Congress to make Juneteenth a national holiday be

  • USA TODAY

    'Black girl magic at its finest': Juneteenth pageants let women, girls be unapologetically Black

    Miss Juneteenth pageants, one of many Black beauty pageants, seek to educate girls about their history and celebrate Black women.

  • People

    Chloe Bailey, Yara Shahidi and More to Join Disney EP Celebrating Black Life for Juneteenth

    Artists and activists are joining together for the third installment of a Music for the Movement EP to celebrate the Black experience and give back to underrepresented communities

  • Refinery29

    This Juneteenth, If We Want Black Liberation, We Need Global Solidarity Now

    In 1964, after Malcolm X returned from the Palestinian territory of Gaza, he delivered a speech at a rally sponsored by the Organization for African-American Unity in Harlem. “I, for one, would like to impress, especially upon those who call themselves leaders, the importance in realizing the direct connection between the struggle of the Afro-American in this country and the struggle of our people all over the world,” he said. That call for global solidarity between oppressed people is just as i

  • Yahoo Finance

    Building Black wealth starts with reparations and home ownership: Spelman economist

    It is going to require “generational solutions” in order to tackle the “generational harm” that has impacted Black Americans, Spelman College professor of economics Dr. Suneye Rae Holmes said at Yahoo!'s Juneteenth event.

  • Reuters

    U.S. Black workers still earning less than whites - report

    Black workers in the United States continue to earn less than their white counterparts even as American companies are raising diversity and inclusion as a cornerstone of their brands and business strategies, according to a report published on Thursday. The Conference Board report attributed the wage gaps to a range of factors, including geographical segregation and labor market segmentation, as well as different access to educational opportunities, social and professional networks. "As America

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