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Champions, Civil Rights and CDC Changes

By David Mark Greaves Simone BilesWhat a class-act champion Simone Biles is. She did her vault and then, with a pensive look, walked to her coaches and then her teammates. She gives them all hugs and we hear her saying “I love you guys. This is your first.

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World News

Toward A Government of National Inclusion/Unity in Haiti

 An Essay by Dr. Ron DanielsTragedy and triumph is a recurring theme in the history of Haiti, the world’s first Black Republic. It was a horrific tragedy that Africans were enslaved via the Europe slave trade and forcibly relocated to Ayiti to be the forced free labor for what would become the richest colony in the Caribbean.

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Community News

Brooklyn Block Co-Named Jacqueline Berrien Way

In Honor of Community Leader and Former LDF Associate Director-Counsel Saturday, July 24, a section of Decatur Street between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues in Brooklyn, New York, was co-named Jacqueline Berrien Way in honor of former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) Associate Director-Counsel Jacqueline A. Berrien,

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Arts-Theater

Cultural Museum of African Art (CMAA) Receives $1 Million Gift from the NYS Assembly

Formal announcement of the NYS Assembly’s grant of $1,000,000 to The Cultural Museum of African Art (CMAA) will take place at CMAA’s new home - the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC) at Restoration Plaza. This gift was made possible through the leadershipof NYS Assemblymember, Stefani Zinerman, and NYS Assembly

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National News

CDC Rent Moratorium set to Expire July 31

Billions in Rental Assistance Undelivered By Shelby R. King -July 21, 2021After a monthslong game of “kick the ban,” the eviction moratorium issued last September by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to expire July 31 after two extensions (one in March and another last-minute, last-time stopgap reprieve at the end

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Black History

First Black Astronaut and America’s Secret Outer-Space Spy Program

Major Robert Lawrence was trained by the Air Force in an elite Cold War-era program. This is why you’ve never heard of him. Mark R. WhittingtonPhoto courtesy NASA On December 8, 1967, a specially modified F-104 Starfighter rolled down the runway at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The weather was cool and crisp, around 50 degrees. The wind speed was eight miles an hour from the south-southwest, and visibility was 20 miles.

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National News

Why Aren’t Biden and the Democrats Going All Out for Democracy?

By Robert Reichrobertreich.org You’d think President Biden and the Democratic Party leadership would do everything in their power to stop Republicans from undermining democracy. So far this year, the GOP has passed roughly 30 laws in states across the country  that will make voting harder, especially in Black and Latino communities.

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Sports

Use of Technology in 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Geeksforgeeks.orgYes, the event is formerly scheduled to be held in July-August 2020 but after the unprecedented delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the games are now scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 08, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Though the event is rescheduled for 2021, it will be officially marketed and branded as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.But amidst all this, do you know…the adoption of new advanced technologies is playing a much crucial role in the effective organization of Tokyo Olympics 2021 and to make the Olympic Games experiences more innovative, interactive, and immersive for everyone.

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