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    Florida Lawmakers Introduced Legislation Threatening Ex-Felons’ Right To Vote Again

    Last year, Amendment 4 restored voting rights to Floridians with felonies, this new bill worries advocates Last November Florida passed Amendment 4, which restores voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete the terms of their sentence. Despite objections from voting-rights advocates, a Florida House Subcommittee approved a bill Tuesday, 10-5, which adds restrictions to […] More

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    Not Country Enough? Billboard Pulls Lil Nas X’s Viral Hit Old Town Road From Country Chart

    Do Billboard’s country music charts have a race problem? That’s what some people are alleging after the Billboard charts disqualified  Lil Nas X’s song “Old Town Road” from the country charts for “not embracing enough elements of today’s country music.” And in 2019, when the industry is supposed to be rewarding forward-thinking artists pushing their genres […] More

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    Africans Discovered American Around 1292

    The world has been made to believe that Christopher Columbus discovered America. But sorry to break your heart, that is a whitewashed lie, just like many other historic accounts our people have been made to believe. During four separate voyages to discover the so-called new world, Columbus landed on various Caribbean islands that are now […] More

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    Sounds About White: US Government Paid Reparations For Italian Americans Who Were Lynched

    More than 4,700 people-mostly African-American-were lynched between the years 1882 and 1968. The federal government reportedly paid reparations more than a century ago to family members of Italian immigrants who were lynched in New Orleans while Black families are still demanding justice. New Orleans plans to issue a proclamation on April 12 apologizing for the […] More

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    Zak Starkey New Reggae Label Trojan Jamaica

    BMG has launched Trojan Jamaica, a new frontline label working directly with BMG to bring newly produced, Jamaican-made music to the world. Trojan Jamaica is the result of a partnership with renowned musician/producer Zak Starkey. In 2016, Zak Starkey — musician and son of Ringo Starr — and his Sshh bandmate Sharna “Sshh” Liguz teamed with Eddie Vedder and […] More

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    BLACK HAIR Can We Live? California Becomes the Latest to Propose a Bill to End Hair Discrimination

    Who’d think wearing a natural hairstyle would be as loaded as legalizing marijuana? Oh, wait. Marijuana is already legal in California—as is discriminating against people because of their chosen hairstyle; at least currently. It’s an issue lawmakers are now trying to address via proposed bill SB 188, otherwise known as the “Crown Act.” The so-called […] More

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    Kenyan Who Gave Earnings to Poor Wins $1M Teacher Prize

    A Kenyan teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to poor students has won a highly competitive $1 million global prize that honors one exceptional educator a year A Kenyan teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to the poor won a $1 million prize […] More

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    Everything You Learn Exploring Black Women’s Visibility in Grime

    Author Yomi Adegoke on the lessons she learned and challenges she faced when making an upcoming documentary for BBC Radio 4. In 2017, i-D and Chanel’s partnership project The Fifth Sense ran an article about the ten most influential women in grime. In keeping with the site’s dedication to shouting out creative women, the piece […] More

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    Capleton Freed of Rape Charge

    Veteran dancehall artiste Capleton is a free man. The rape charge against the deejay was dismissed Wednesday afternoon during a committal proceeding in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. “I don’t know how to contain my joy; Capleton has been freed, God is good,” an ecstatic Claudette Kemp, Capleton’s manager told Loop News reporter Claude Mills. […] More

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