Paul Coates | HuffPost

Wil S. Hylton, HuffPost Illustration by Neal Fox, Featured Image In a just world, Paul Coates would not be famous primarily for the work of his son. As the father of Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose analysis of American history has transformed the public discourse on race, the 72-year-old Coates is immortalized in his son’s writing as […]

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Johnson Publishing Co., which started Ebony, Jet magazines, files for bankruptcy | Chicago Sun-Times

Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times Although he could boast an impressive passport, Johnson’s enduring entrepreneurial spirit meant he favored no other destination as much as that of Johnson Publishing Company headquarters in Chicago., Featured Image Chicago’s historic Johnson Publishing Company has filed for bankruptcy, court records show. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition was filed late Tuesday […]

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Black Editor Resigns From Newspaper That Urged KKK Revival | AFRO

Associated Press, AFRO LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An African-American woman who took over the helm of a small-town Alabama newspaper that recently called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” has stepped down after a few weeks, citing interference from the newspaper’s owner. Elecia R. Dexter told The New York Times on Friday that […]

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Hoptown must move to honor Ted Poston | Kentucky New Era

Jennifer P. Brown, Kentucky New Era A man with glasses (Ted Poston) sits at an office desk holding a letter. A smiling woman (his assistant Harriette Easterlin) sits next to him and a man (his assistant William Clark) leans over them both. A poster behind them depicts a soldier and reads “We are fighting the […]

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Obama Quietly Gives Advice to 2020 Democrats, but No Endorsement | The New York Times

Alexander Burns, The New York Times Former President Barack Obama has met with several Democratic presidential candidates, but he is seen as unlikely to endorse any of them before the general election. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times. Featured Image A secret meeting of former President Barack Obama’s financial backers convened in Washington early this […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s Mother Vernita Lee Has Passed Away At Age 83 | In Touch Weekly We’re so sorry to hear this. Oprah Winfrey‘s mom, Vernita Lee, has sadly died at age 83, the 64-year-old media mogul’s rep confirmed to Closer Weekly on Monday, Nov. 26. “The family of Vernita Lee are saddened to share of her passing on Nov. 22, 2018, at her home in Milwaukee, WI. She was 83 years old,” an official statement from Vernita’s family began.

We’re so sorry to hear this. Oprah Winfrey‘s mom, Vernita Lee, has sadly died at age 83, the 64-year-old media mogul’s rep confirmed to Closer Weekly on Monday, Nov. 26. “The family of Vernita Lee are saddened to share of her passing on Nov. 22, 2018, at her home in Milwaukee, WI. She was 83 years old,” an official statement from Vernita’s family began.

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Arkansas’ ‘Hidden Figure’ Raye Montague Dies at 83 | Ebony Arkansas’ own “hidden figure” who worked as an engineer for the U.S. Navy and was seen as a leader for women of color in the engineering field has died at age 83.

Arkansas’ own “hidden figure” who worked as an engineer for the U.S. Navy and was seen as a leader for women of color in the engineering field has died at age 83.

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It’s a Celebration As Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Freed Michael Brown’s Killer | Colorlines Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.

Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.

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The Districts Are Mostly White. The Candidates Are Not. | The New York Times A decade after the election of America’s first black president, Ms. Underwood and several other African-American, Hispanic and minority candidates for Congress are facing a major test this fall: whether they can win in districts where white voters make up the majority of the electorate.

A decade after the election of America’s first black president, Ms. Underwood and several other African-American, Hispanic and minority candidates for Congress are facing a major test this fall: whether they can win in districts where white voters make up the majority of the electorate.

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