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WATCH: What You Need To Know — July 7, 2020: Say Their Names — Frederick Douglass Statue Vandalized — Credit Limits Increasing
by C. Chika on July 7, 2020 at 5:00 am
1. Say Their Names What You Need To Know: 6-year-old Jace Young of San Francisco 7-year-old Natalia Wallace of Chicago 8-year-old Royta De’Marco Giles of Hoover, Alabama 8-year-old Secoriea Turner of Atlanta 11-year-old Davon McNeal of Washington, DC 14-year-old Vernado Jones, Jr. of Chicago These are just some of the Black children killed on our
Coronavirus Update: CDC to Release Guidance on Reopening Schools This Fall
by C. Chika on July 7, 2020 at 1:23 am
As the 2020-21 school year approaches, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing to release new guidance on how K-12 students can return to in-person classroom instruction this year, according to a senior CDC official. The recommendation, which is expected this week, was presented internally to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield CDC early
Kaepernick, ESPN Team Up For Documentary Series On His Life
by ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer on July 6, 2020 at 7:02 pm
Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a documentary series produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Co. The deal between Kaepernick’s production arm, Ra Vision Media, and The Walt Disney Co. was announced Monday. The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social
Miami-Dade County Imposing Restrictions After Cases Spike
by ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press on July 6, 2020 at 6:37 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s biggest county ordered restaurants and gyms closed again Monday because of a rise in confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, as the U.S. emerged from a Fourth of July weekend of picnics, pool parties and beach outings that health officials fear could fuel the rapidly worsening outbreak. The see-saw effect — restrictions
Phaedra Parks Explains Why She’s Celibate With Her Current Boyfriend Medina
by Veronica Wells on July 6, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Phaedra says she doesn’t want to get blinded by the passion in her new relationship.
Rickey Smiley’s Daughter Shot 3 Times In Houston
by @IndiaMonee on July 6, 2020 at 5:26 pm
Rickey Smiley shares that over the holiday weekend, his daughter Aaryn was shot in Houston.
Represent The Vote
by Jazmine Pendleton on July 6, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Statue Of Frederick Douglass Removed From New York Park, Damaged Beyond Repair
by D.L. Chandler on July 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm
The statue sat at a park in Rochester, N.Y. where the famed abolitionist gave one of his most iconic speeches.
Cosby Citing Systemic Racism As He Fights Assault Conviction
by MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press on July 6, 2020 at 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in June 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps. It was sensitive. Embarrassing. Private. U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno had another word for it. The conduct Cosby detailed in his
7-Year-Old Among 13 Killed in Weekend Shootings in Chicago
by Associated Press on July 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — At least 13 people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. At least 59 others were shot and wounded. In one shooting, just before midnight Saturday, four males opened fire on a large gathering in
$10,000 Reward Offered in Atlanta Killing of 8-Year-Old Girl
by Associated Press on July 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta prompted a $10,000 reward for information as authorities searched Monday for at least two people who opened fire on the car she was riding in near a flashpoint of recent protests. Police identified the girl killed on Saturday night as Secoriea Turner. And
Frederick Douglass Statue Ripped Down In Rochester, New York Park
by @IndiaMonee on July 6, 2020 at 1:23 pm
On the anniversary of the “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” speech by Frederick Douglass, the statue of the abolitionist was ripped down in Rochester, New York.
Police: Men Yelled Racial Slurs at Black Family in Oregon
by Associated Press on July 6, 2020 at 1:01 pm
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Seven men were arrested after police say they taunted a Black family by yelling racial slurs and using Nazi salutes during a Fourth of July incident in an Oregon beach town. The men challenged police to a fight when officers arrived to the beach in Lincoln City and set off
Man Who Drove Into Black Lives Matter Protesters In Seattle Is Identified
by NewsOne Staff on July 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The driver who drove his car into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle, leaving two of them in critical condition, has been identified as a man named Dawit Kelete.
Delirious Anti-Mask ‘Karen’ Gets Arrested Live On Instagram For Trashing A Face Covering Display At Target
by NewsOne Staff on July 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm
“Karen” literally decided to take matters into her own hands when she destroyed a display of face masks at a Target store in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Scripture For The Week: “The LORD IS My Shepherd”
by Evangelist Mary Tillman on July 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Psalm 23:1 (NKJV) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. EXPLANATION: David refers to his life as a shepherd who protected his sheep. Therefore, he refers to God the Creator in this manner—because shepherds protect and provide for their sheep. God protects and provides for us.
Broadway Star Nick Cordeo Loses Battle With COVID-19 At Age 41
by Brandon Caldwell on July 6, 2020 at 12:36 pm
Cordero had been hospitalized since April with COVID-19.
FedEx Asks That Washington NFL Team Be Renamed, Name Under Review
by Martin Berrios on July 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm
As the world continues to voice the plight of Black people we are reminded that justice needs to be served for all communities. One organization needs to act right. For many years Native Americans have felt slighted by the National Football League. The name of the Washington R-dskins team uses a very disrespectful and derogatory
Kanye West Tweets He Is Running For President In 2020
by Justin Thomas | Digital Producer on July 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Kanye West announced with an Independence Day tweet that he intends to run for president in 2020 – 122 days before the Nov. 3 election.
NFL To Reportedly Play Black National Anthem Before Games In Week 1
by D.L. Chandler on July 6, 2020 at 11:14 am
Adding to the performative responses by national brands, the sports league’s decision feels as hollow as the rest of them.