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Black pastors sound off: Did Kanye have a ‘calling’ or did the Lakewood ‘production’ have a hidden agenda?

In 2004, he burst onto the scene as the ‘College Dropout’ letting the world know that “Jesus Walks” with them. For that one song, three separate videos were released and debuted at a TriBeCa screening; giving the world a sneak peek into the mind of a man whom we would soon learn has as many sides as he has monikers: Kanye, Ye, Yeezy, Yeezus and his newly-proclaimed “Christian Genius Billionaire.”

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Everything you need to know: 46th Annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans

The Bayou Classic returns to New Orleans for its 46th year with its series of fan and family-friendly events throughout the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Each year, this weekend of events brings together family, friends and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State University to see one of America’s greatest college sports rivalries and celebrate football, family and the traditions surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

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Howard University Department of Accounting Welcomes Adrian L. Mayse, Ph.D. as Interim Chair

WASHINGTON – The Howard University Department of Accounting welcomes Adrian L. Mayse, Ph.D., as interim chair of the Department of Accounting, Howard’s Accounting Program was the first to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in Washington, DC and the metropolitan area and one of approximately 150 accredited accounting programs

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New Orleans Rapper Dee-1 Interviews Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

NEW ORLEANS, LA – November 14, 2019 — New Orleans rapper Dee-1 sat down for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in a historic pre-election one-on-one interview. This interview was a first in Louisiana history for a hip hop artist to publicly interview the state’s governor. The 30-minute interview, was held at the Governor’s Mansion in

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Will Texas Execute an Innocent Man?

By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher HOUSTON – Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed on November 20. Reed, who was convicted for the rape and murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas in 1998 has maintained his innocence since his arrest. Reed has been on death row for the past 21 years, but there is

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What do Dead Black Children and Missing Black Fathers Have in Common?

By Claudette Sims HOUSTON – Earlier this year, a group of concerned Black community leaders in Houston hosted a press conference denouncing violence against children. The recent deaths of four more precious little souls have ignited a fierce and passionate backlash against crime and violence in our streets. African-Americans are only 13% of the U.S.

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Sysco Corporation Enters Into Conciliation Agreements with U.S. Department of Labor to Resolve Discrimination Allegations

PHILADELPHIA, PA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Sysco Corp. has entered into conciliation agreements with the Department of Labor to resolve alleged gender discrimination at its Sysco Baltimore LLC, Sysco Eastern Maryland LLC, Sysco Central Pennsylvania LLC and Sysco Virginia LLC locations. OFCCP

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Rev. Al Sharpton Confirms Meeting With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Address Urgent Civil Rights Concerns

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN), recently released the following statement following confirmation from Facebook that CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet with Sharpton and other civil rights leaders to discuss urgent voter suppression concerns on the social platform. “Last week, I sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, requesting a

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