Moving Forward

These Black women are on the frontlines of the fight against Covid-19

They have administered Covid-19 vaccines on college campuses, provided testing at churches and spent long hours in labs developing an effective vaccine.
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ACLU, for first time in its 101-year history, elects an African American as its president

Deborah Archer, a clinical law professor at New York University, has been elected as the new president of the American Civil Liberties Union -- the first Black person to hold the position.
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Youth poet laureate crafting 'message of joining together' for inauguration

Amanda Gorman was about halfway through writing the poem that she'll deliver at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week when she watched in horror the deadly siege on the US Capitol.
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Women and girls are wearing pearls and Converse to honor Vice President Harris

Wednesday's inauguration is chock-full of sobering firsts. It's beset by the Covid-19 pandemic, threats of violence and the precedent-shattering absence of the outgoing President.
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"I've Been to the Mountaintop," Address Delivered at Bishop Charles Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. [Laughter] It's always good to have your closest friend and ...
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What Would ‘King’ Do In A Global COVID-19 Pandemic?

“This is our country; this is our house,” one riot- er told a reporter while storming the US Capitol last week in support of President Donald Trump. its shingle covering.”
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MSNBC is getting a new president, the first Black person to run a major cable news network

Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC for the past twelve years, will step down shortly after President-elect Biden's inauguration in January.
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris picks Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff

Tina Flournoy, who is currently serving as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, has been chosen to be Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' chief of staff, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.
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A second Breonna Taylor grand juror says panel wasn't given a chance to consider homicide charges

The Breonna Taylor grand jury was not given an opportunity to consider homicide charges in the case against police officers who served a no-knock warrant at her home the night she was killed, an anonymous member of the panel said ...
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Be Fearless and Fierce in the Face of Breast Cancer

We all know that life can throw some twists and turns then there are a few times life throws a curve that almost takes our breath away.
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'Driving While Black' ties mobility restrictions of the past directly to the present

"Driving While Black" has a specific modern meaning. "Driving While Black: Space, Race and Mobility in America" turns out to be an extremely rich and detailed PBS documentary, exploring the long history of restrictions on Black movement, from slavery through ...
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Kentucky AG criticizes Megan Thee Stallion and Ben Crump after Breonna Taylor case reaction

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron dismissed calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Breonna Taylor's death and rebuked his critics in an interview with "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning.
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Soledad O’Brien hosts Oct. 8 conversation about race across Hearst outlets

On Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. ET, the urgent conversation about race, equality and justice will be the focus of a live, multimedia, interactive forum across many of America’s most familiar media brands with the debut of “The Hard ...
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Second grand juror in Breonna Taylor case interested in speaking out, Louisville activist says

A Louisville activist says he's been contacted by a second grand juror who asked for advice on how to speak out about deliberations in the Breonna Taylor case.
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Inspired by Black Lives Matter, attorney quits job to open civil rights law firm

As Des Moines Black Lives Matter renews its commitment to the community at an event Friday evening, the movement is inspiring others to step up. KCCI's Tommie Clark has how a local attorney quit his job in an attempt to ...
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