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Commissioner Anthony Sabatini’s efforts to bring Confederate monuments to Eustis,Fla. has been met with mixed reactions. (Image courtesy of Facebook). Don’t want your Confederate monuments? No worries. A Florida city commissioner is willing to take them off your hands. In Facebook post Thursday, Aug. 17, Eustis City Commissioner Anthony Sabatini offered to accept and “proudly […]

This morning, civil rights icon, former Atlanta mayor and former UN ambassador Andrew Young joined “Meet the Press,” telling moderator Chuck Todd that President Trump is “still politicking and thinking nationally, as a nationalist” and that he “made a mistake in thinking that living was easy and it just is not.” Young also spoke to […]

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, long time civil rights activist, writer, social critic, and comedian Dick Gregory, talks to the crowd at the 16th annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, MLK Leadership Luncheon, at the University Area Community Development Center, in Tampa, Fla. (Scott Keeler /Tampa Bay Times via AP) LOS […]

MIAMI – OCTOBER 21: Ronald White walks through the Roots in the City urban garden in the Overtown neighborhood on October 21, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The two-acre lot, that was once a blighted area, features collard greens, citrus trees, papayas, and an assortment of vegetables. The harvest supplies locals with greens that are offered […]

(National Hurricane Center) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean warned residents to stay indoors as Tropical Storm Harvey brought heavy winds and rain to the area Friday on a path expected to take it to Central America next week. Harvey was expected to cross through St. Vincent and the Grenadines and then […]

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You would be hard-pressed to find a luxury designer brand like Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein that caters to the African diasporic experience. It is not that these brands don’t exist; the overrepresentation of whiteness has always been the industry norm for high fashion. Designers of African descent who are focused on making […]

Mohamed Maouloud Ould Mohamed, a mausoleum caretaker, prays at a damaged tomb in Timbuktu, Mali. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed, File) BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Criminal Court ruled Thursday that a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. The […]

CLEVELAND (AP) — A dash cam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described. The initial statement from police in the […]

by Anh Lê The situation regarding the escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States must be addressed with negotiations with North Korea and peaceful diplomacy through the United Nations, not by saber-rattling, threats of war against North Korea, threats of pre-emptive strikes, and words by President Trump threatening North Korea with “fire and […]

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