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  • After Decades, Congress Votes To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday
    After languishing for months in Congress, lawmakers have passed the Juneteenth National Independence Act to officially establish a federal holiday on June 19, the day which in 1865 slavery finally ended as Union soldiers stormed into Texas. After unanimously passing the Senate on Tuesday, bill passed the House by a 415-14 vote on Wednesday, and […] The post After Decades,... Read more
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  • In the news: Lauren Hunter-Dyson
    The New England Aquarium has appointed Lauren Hunter-Dyson vice president of talent and culture. The post In the news: Lauren Hunter-Dyson appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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  • Coalition looks to raise vaccination rates
    In Boston, 65% of African Americans and 70% of Latinos have not been vaccinated. The post Coalition looks to raise vaccination rates appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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  • When digital convenience becomes a hazard
    The recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline has alerted Americans to the real danger we face. The post When digital convenience becomes a hazard appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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  • Council discusses federal COVID relief funding
    $500 million in local relief will make its way to Boston via the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) aimed at helping cities recover from COVID-19. The post Council discusses federal COVID relief funding appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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  • Enroll at Roxbury Community College this summer
    Summer II courses at RCC provide a great opportunity to earn college credits in a few short weeks. The post Enroll at Roxbury Community College this summer appeared first on The Bay State Banner.... Read more
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The 19th News
  • Kamala Harris to step into global spotlight with UN Generation Equality Forum speech
    A generation after Hillary Clinton declared on an international stage that “women’s rights are human rights,” Vice President Kamala Harris will address a United Nations women’s forum on gender equity in a live speech next week, placing her in the global spotlight in the midst of a pandemic that has had a disproportionate impact on […] The post Kamala Harris... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-06-22
  • The 19th Explains: Everything you need to know to get the child tax credit
    In less than a month, most families with kids will be eligible to receive regular payments of up to $300 for each of their children. In the lead-up, the White House and community groups are launching a campaign to raise awareness for the most vulnerable families who are eligible for the money for the first […] The post The 19th... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-06-21
  • Six decades after Freedom Rides, activist says work isn’t done
    During the summer of 1961, a group of college students trained in nonviolent protest worked to desegregate the interstate busing system. Their efforts were among the major campaigns of the civil rights movement. To mark the 60th anniversary of the effort, known as the Freedom Rides, The 19th’s Editor-at-Large Errin Haines spoke with Catherine Burks-Brooks, […] The post Six decades... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-06-21
  • The 19th Explains: How to manage post-pandemic social anxiety
    Coronavirus cases are steadily declining, and more than 50 percent of American adults have been fully vaccinated against the virus. It’s the moment many have been waiting for: to move more freely in the world, to see and hug friends and family without fear. But as more states fully reopen — and as more people can […] The post The 19th... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-06-18
  • The Pentagon Papers rewrote history. Linda Amster waited decades to receive acclaim for her role.
    “Follow me.” Jim Greenfield, then the foreign news editor of The New York Times, said those words to a young researcher, Linda Amster, in March 1971, escorting her through what she described as a “huge, smoke-filled newsroom.” Outside, they met with an assistant managing editor and took a cab to the Hilton hotel in Manhattan, […] The post The Pentagon... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-06-18
  • How ranked-choice voting elevates women and people of color seeking office
    One of Susan Lerner’s favorite moments of this year’s New York City mayoral race happened toward the end of a Democratic candidate debate in May, when — assuming their first choice would be themselves — the participating contenders were asked about their second choice for the job. Of the eight candidates, four said they were […] The post How ranked-choice... Read more
    Source: The 19th News Published on: 2021-06-17

  • Candace Owens Charged $30K For Republican Speaking Gig She Abruptly Reneged On: Report
    Candace Owens recently reneged on an agreement to appear at an event on Juneteenth for a Republican group and instead attended a birthday party for the wife of a country music singer Jason Aldean who once wore blackface for Halloween.... Read more
    Source: News One Published on: 2021-06-22
  • Pride Month: Celebrating Black Queer Culture in Media
    By: Norman Dotson Jr.  Representation for the Black LGBTQ+ community has experienced great fluctuation, with actors snagging pivotal roles that help shape a proper picture of Black queer life in America.  Stars such as Billy Porter, Laverne Cox, Keiynan Lonsdale, and Angelica Ross are just a few of the actors paving a way for others to see themselves in a world where they are often overlooked or told to tone it down.... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-06-22
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame Reveals Class of 2022
    By: Maximillian Boudreaux If you’re in Hollywood, you may notice a couple new additions to the Walk of Fame. The newest class of honorees have been announced for 2022.  The Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2022 was revealed on June 17 on the Facebook page and the Walk of Fame’s website.   This new class includes various Hollywood elite that have made an impact on the entertainment industry. Honorees will include Michael B. Jordan, Regina King and Tessa Thompson in... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-06-22
  • The Miseducation of Wypipo: 10 Reasons Why America Needs White History Lessons
    What’s the difference between American history and Black history? And why don’t we teach more white history?Read more...... Read more
    Source: The Root Published on: 2021-06-22
  • 'House Party' Remake Taps Karen Obilom In Lead Role Opposite Tosin Cole, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
    In April, Shadow and Act reported that emerging actors Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Tosin Cole had been cast in the upcoming House Party reboot from New Line Cinema and LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment. Now, in an exclusive report from Variety , word has arrived that actress Karen Obilom has joined the cast of the reboot as well. Obilom, who is known... Read more
    Source: Shadow & Act Published on: 2021-06-22
  • 'Post Reports: The Life Of George Floyd' Wins Peabody, Presented By Trevor Noah [Exclusive]
    Shadow and Act has exclusively learned that The Washington Post's Post Reports: The Life of George Floyd, will be awarded a Peabody later on Tuesday. It receives one of the awards in the podcast/radio category. Trevor Noah presented the award via video, which is part of this year's virtual award ceremonies for the Peabodys. Martine Powers, the host of Post... Read more
    Source: Shadow & Act Published on: 2021-06-22


  • Pride Month: Celebrating Black Queer Culture in Media
    By: Norman Dotson Jr.  Representation for the Black LGBTQ+ community has experienced great fluctuation, with actors snagging pivotal roles that help shape a proper picture of Black queer life in America.  Stars such as Billy Porter, Laverne Cox, Keiynan Lonsdale, and Angelica Ross are just a few of the actors paving a way for others to see themselves in a world where they are often overlooked or told to tone it down.... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-06-22
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame Reveals Class of 2022
    By: Maximillian Boudreaux If you’re in Hollywood, you may notice a couple new additions to the Walk of Fame. The newest class of honorees have been announced for 2022.  The Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2022 was revealed on June 17 on the Facebook page and the Walk of Fame’s website.   This new class includes various Hollywood elite that have made an impact on the entertainment industry. Honorees will include Michael B. Jordan, Regina King and Tessa Thompson in... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-06-22
  • Obama Says Congress Has to Pass Voting Rights Legislation Before 2022 Midterm Elections 
    By: Teddy Grant Former President Barack Obama said Monday that American democracy would be at risk if Congress doesn’t pass voting rights legislation before the 2022 midterm elections. “We can’t wait until the next election because if we have the same kinds of shenanigans that brought about Jan. 6, if we have that for a couple more election cycles, we’re... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-06-21
  • Supreme Court Rules Against NCAA in College Athlete Compensation Case 
    By: Teddy Grant In a unanimous decision on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that student-athletes could get some education-related payments in a blow against the NCAA. The ruling would allow colleges to provide payments to college athletes in the form of computers, musical instruments and internships, according to The Hill. A group of college students sued the NCAA, claiming that its... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-06-21
  • Two Atlanta Students filed Charges Against the Police for Excessive Force
    By: Maximillian Boudreaux Two Atlanta students were pulled from their vehicle by police and tased by stun guns while stuck in traffic caused by the protest over George Floyd’s death according to a lawsuit filed last Thursday.   The federal lawsuit indicated that Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, two young students at historically Black colleges in Atlanta, were assaulted by police and arrested. They also accused one officer of dangerously intensifying the issue by falsely claiming the pair had a... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-06-21
  • Heroic Child Saves Mother’s Life With a Phone Call
    By Briasia Russ 7-year-old Daniel Armani got the chance to sit in the front of a fire truck after making a courageous call to 911 operators.   His mother, Clark, has been experiencing epileptic seizures her whole life. She’s been teaching Daniel what to do if she began suffering from a seizure since he was 4 years old.   RELATED: North Carolina mom & daughter to graduate college together  According to Chicago Suntimes, the Chicago... Read more
    Source: Black News Channel Published on: 2021-06-21