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In 1911, Booker T. Washington was attacked for being an African American in New York City

July 12, 2019

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In 1911, Booker T. Washington was attacked for being an African American in New York City This is a brief look back, as reported in American newspapers, when Booker T. Washington was attacked for simply being an African American man in New York City. Born enslaved in Virginia in 1856, upon his gradating from Hampton […]

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How the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in 1923

July 1, 2019

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How the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in 1923 This is a brief historical look back in time on how the U.S. Supreme Court defined the “white” race in the 1900s. What does race and “white” have to do with the 2020 Census? A most accurate count of the population is important in […]

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U.S. Senate Bill: S.597 Marijuana Justice Act of 2019

April 24, 2019

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U.S. Senate Bill: S.597 Marijuana Justice Act of 2019 Source: US. Senator Cory Booker WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), reintroduced their landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. […]

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Crime in the United States of America in 2017 and the prison system

October 17, 2018

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Crime in the United States of America in 2017 and the prison system Source: FBI | U.S. government, U.S. Department of Justice Freedom of Information/Privacy Act When the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program began publishing federal crime data for 2015, the first report in the fall of 2016 promised a fluid process that was […]

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U.S. History: Nathanial “Nat” Turner’s effective enslaved African descent people’s American freedom rebellion in August 1831

August 22, 2018

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U.S. History: Nathanial “Nat” Turner’s effective enslaved African descent people’s American freedom rebellion in August 1831 Nathanial “Nat” Turner (1800-1831) was an enlsaved African decent American. Nat Turner led one of the largest effective, sustained enslaved African descent people’s American rebellion in U.S. history during August 1831. This enslave African descent people’s uprising spreading terror […]

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U.S. Senate adopts resolution backing the free press

August 17, 2018

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U.S. Senate adopts resolution backing the free press Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on August 16, 2018 unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that “the press is not the enemy of the people.” The non-binding resolution approved by voice vote was a rebuke to President Donald Trump who […]

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How the United States continued a system of enslavement after the 13th amendment in 1865

April 22, 2018

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How the United States continued a system of enslavement after the 13th amendment in 1865 The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America declared that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or […]

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United States Congress passed legislation that pushes President Trump to condemn racist groups

September 18, 2017

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United States Congress passed legislation that pushes President Trump to condemn racist groups Congress passed legislation for President Trump to speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy S.J.Res.49 – A joint resolution condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and […]

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) comments on proposed FY ’18 Federal Budget- Letter urges (EPA) to keep vital programs

March 19, 2017

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) comments on proposed FY ’18 Federal Budget Letter urges (EPA) to keep vital programs Nearly 800 architecture firms rebuke the Trump Administration’s budget cuts For immediate release: WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement after the Trump Administration submitted to […]

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

February 7, 2017

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H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act 115th Congress (2017-2018) Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] Introduced January 03, 2017 Committees: House – Judiciary Latest Action: January 12, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Action By: House Judiciary January 03, 2017 Referred to the House […]

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