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Black Owned Georgia Village Elects First Self Governing Council
September 26, 2022
Living

Black Owned Georgia Village Elects First Self Governing Council

On September 1st 2022 the black owned Village of Freedom Village Georgia elected there first Village Council. The election marks The Villages successful attempt at developing a self-governing...

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John Eaves Leads in Georgia Secretary of State Poll
April 09, 2022
New Great Migration

John Eaves Leads in Georgia Secretary of State Poll

Atlanta, Georgia – Dr. John Eaves , a father, a grandfather, a Morehouse graduate, a Spelman Senior Instructor, and the former Chairman of the Fulton County Commission, leads all aspects of a professional poll done by Change Research of 596 likely Georgia voters done between March 12th to 20th. Dr. Eaves leads in a...

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Destination Ghana launched – projects targets a million tourists from UK, Europe annually
April 09, 2022
Living

Destination Ghana launched – projects targets a million tourists from UK, Europe annually

President Akufo-Addo (4th from left) with Papa Owusu Ankomah (left), Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK; Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (3rd from left), the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr Mohammed Awal (2nd trom right), the Minister of Tourisnt: Akwasi Agyemang (right). CEO, GTA, and other dignitaries after the launch The...

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April 09, 2022
New Reality

Jackson had to keep her cool. These Black women could relate.

As President Biden’s pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Ketanji Brown Jackson has faced hours of questioning this week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Many Republicans have pushed back against her historic nomination to the Supreme Court, challenging her work as a public defender...

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Georgia State House passes bill ending license requirement to carry a handgun
April 09, 2022
Living

Georgia State House passes bill ending license requirement to carry a handgun

The House approved a measure that would nix the requirement for someone to have a state license to carry a firearm. This story also appeared in Georgia Recorder The bill passed late Friday with a 94-57 vote that fell along party lines after a spirited hourlong debate. The Senate passed its version of a permit-less carry bill...

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Police Officials ‘Frequently Talked About Killing BLM Protesters’: Lawsuit
April 09, 2022
New Great Migration

Police Officials ‘Frequently Talked About Killing BLM Protesters’: Lawsuit

Photo: Getty Images A Black Maryland police officer says he was ostracized and mocked after calling out higher-ups who talked about killing Black Lives Matter protesters on a regular basis. Now, he’s suing. Mark Miles told The Atlanta Black Star that after complaining about the violent conversations, he was moved to a...

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Juneteenth Is Now a Paid Holiday For Georgia State Employees
April 09, 2022
Living

Juneteenth Is Now a Paid Holiday For Georgia State Employees

Photo: Getty Images Juneteenth is now officially a paid holiday for state workers in Georgia after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation increasing the number of paid state holidays from 12 to 13 . The legislation had bipartisan support in the state legislature, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , and...

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April 01, 2022
Business

De Minimis Value Increases to $800

WASHINGTON — As agreed in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 , signed by President Barack Obama Feb. 24, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that March 10, it raised the value of a shipment of merchandise imported by one person on one day that generally may be imported free of duties...

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LIVE UPDATES: Kiev Tried to Evacuate Azov Neo-Nazis From Mariupol by Mi-8 Helicopters – Russian MoD
April 01, 2022
New Reality

LIVE UPDATES: Kiev Tried to Evacuate Azov Neo-Nazis From Mariupol by Mi-8 Helicopters – Russian MoD

On 24 February, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk appealed for help in defending themselves… 31.03.2022, Sputnik International...

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Here’s who has qualified so far to run for governor in Georgia
April 01, 2022
New Reality

Here’s who has qualified so far to run for governor in Georgia

ATLANTA — Qualifying officially began this week for statewide races in the November elections, with a deadline for candidates to officially throw their name in the hat – if they qualify – by Friday. In most races, those who qualify will appear on the ballot when Georgia has its primary day on May 24. That includes...

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Mayoral Candidate Andre Dickens Discusses Vision of a New and Improved Atlanta
April 01, 2022
New Reality

Mayoral Candidate Andre Dickens Discusses Vision of a New and Improved Atlanta

Andre Dickens is a City of Atlanta council member, businessman, nonprofit executive, engineer, speaker, deacon, father, and native Atlantan. His career follows his passions and his impact follows his commitment. The Atlanta City Council mayoral candidate is no novice to navigating the governmental l potholes and complexities of...

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HOW STUPID: They need a law to say our hair is ok – CROWN Act
April 01, 2022
Living

HOW STUPID: They need a law to say our hair is ok – CROWN Act

Photo: Getty Images In a landmark vote Friday (March 18), lawmakers in the House passed the CROWN Act , which prohibits race-based hair discrimination in the workplace, school, and more. The Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act passed in a 235-189 vote, with only 14 Republicans supporting the legislation....

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How Alexander Pushkin Was Inspired By His African Heritage
April 01, 2022
Living

How Alexander Pushkin Was Inspired By His African Heritage

1827 portrait of Pushkin Alexander Pushkin is known as the quintessential Russian writer. What many readers don’t know is that he took particular inspiration from his African great-grandfather, General Abraham Petrovitch Gannibal. According to Anne Lounsbery, a scholar of Russian Literature, “Boyar credentials,...

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Backlog of cargo ships at southern California ports reaches an all-time high
March 31, 2022
Business

Backlog of cargo ships at southern California ports reaches an all-time high

The backlog of cargo ships in southern California reached an all-time high this week as a supply chain crisis continues to overwhelm America’s busiest port complex. On Tuesday more than 100 ships were waiting to unload thousands of containers outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The backlog has seen dozens of...

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How Black Americans and Africans Helped re-Build the Silk Road and Saved China
March 26, 2022
Infrastructure

How Black Americans and Africans Helped re-Build the Silk Road and Saved China

U.S. Army soldier and Chinese soldier place flags, road from Ledo, India, to Kunming, China, 1945 The Ledo Road, which was later renamed The Stillwell Road in honor of Army General Joseph W. Stillwell, the commander of the China – Burma – India Theater in World War II , was built during World War II in response to the...

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1 Million Black Millionaires Use Black Owned to Grow
March 19, 2022
Business

1 Million Black Millionaires Use Black Owned to Grow

In the United States, African-Americans are more likely to live in poverty than any other ethnic group. But despite the country’s institutional racism, a Black elite has found success, thanks to a combination of entrepreneurial thinking and intensive networking within the Black community. America is home to the biggest group...

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Charlotte’s Black Woman Owned Peach Cobbler Factory Opens for Business
March 19, 2022
Business

Charlotte’s Black Woman Owned Peach Cobbler Factory Opens for Business

Freedom Nation Co-Founder, Kareema Hunter, is building a network of restaurants of the future.  The Peach Cobbler Factory is opening several stores in the Charlotte region but your first chance to try it starts this weekend in South End. The Nashville-based dessert chain’s first-ever ghost kitchen will open Sunday at South...

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Supplier Diversity Programs Are Failing Black-Owned Businesses
March 19, 2022
Business

Supplier Diversity Programs Are Failing Black-Owned Businesses

Summary. Large companies are increasing their use of supplier diversity programs in an effort to promote racial equity. However, some of the requirements of these programs — such as training requirements and payment policies — can backfire, reducing or eliminating the… One of the defining characteristics for...

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Ukraine – The Chinese Perspective On the Street
March 18, 2022
New Reality

Ukraine – The Chinese Perspective On the Street

While the world is watching the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war unfold, many countries condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. But what about China, which is supposed to be one of Russia’s biggest allies? We hit the streets of Shanghai to get Chinese citizen’s reaction to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict and to hear...

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‘This is akin to a hostile takeover’
March 16, 2022
Finance

‘This is akin to a hostile takeover’

State officials ask residents of a small, predominantly Black town near the site of new Ford investment to forfeit their city charter or face takeover. Virginia Rivers, vice-mayor of Mason, Tenn: “This is akin to a hostile takeover.”(Photo: John Partipilo) MASON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Comptroller issued an unusual appeal...

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