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Tyler Perry Studios Set To Host Historic Democratic Presidential Debate

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Tyler Perry Studios Set To Host Historic Democratic Presidential Debate

The November Democratic presidential debate has announced its location -- the new Tyler Perry Studios in Georgia!  The announcement came from Stacy Abrams, Georgia’s former candidate for governor. Abrams tweeted last Friday saying, “Democratic Debate site is set: @TPStudios is a model for Georgia’s vibrant film industry, an engaged corporate citizen and an exceptional location for our #DemDebate. Looking forward to welcoming the candidates to Georgia on November 20. #gapol.” The fifth Democratic presidential debate will mark just the second time a major television network has aired a political debate featuring all women panel, Huffpost reports. The debates will be...

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John Conyers, Longest Serving African American in Congressional History, Has Joined the Ancestors

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John Conyers, Longest Serving African American in Congressional History, Has Joined the Ancestors

Former congressman John Conyers has joined the ancestors.  Conyers passed away in his sleep on Sunday, according to his son, John Conyers III. He was 90.  A native of Detroit, Conyers represented Michigan in Congress from 1965 until his resignation in 2017, becoming the longest serving African American in congressional history. Immediately following his election Conyers hired civil rights leader, Rosa Parks, to work out of his Detroit office as a receptionist. She was a volunteer on his campaign and worked to get Dr. King to endorse his candidacy. Although Parks suffered hardships as a result of her visible role...

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President Obama Uplifts Elijah Cummings As Good and Noble At Homegoing Celebration

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President Obama Uplifts Elijah Cummings As Good and Noble At Homegoing Celebration

Congressman Elijah Cummings was laid to rest today.  Hundreds came out to pay their respects to the civil rights leader with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remembering Cummings as a “fierce champion of truth, justice and kindness in every part of his life,” WTOP reports. Former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were all on the bill to speak. Cummings grew up in Baltimore, the son of a sharecropper who made a name for himself as a man for the people. Obama eulogized Cummings, calling him a man with a “noble and good heart” whose...

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12-Year-Old Lands Deal To Sell Her Hair Barrettes In Target

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12-Year-Old Lands Deal To Sell Her Hair Barrettes In Target

This little girl is living her best life! According to Black Enterprise, 12-year-old Gabrielle Goodwin just inked a major deal to sell her product, GaBBy Bows, in 74 Target stores across the country. We first reported about Goodwin back in January when she and her mom, Rozalynn Goodwin, expounded upon the young CEO’s business, launching their Mommy and Me Entrepreneurship Academy.  Gabrielle is the owner of GaBBy Bows, a company she started at the age of 7 with the help of her mom. The 12-year-old created the first patented double-face, double-snap barrette. She began selling her product, eventually expanding the...

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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Opens New Medical Clinic in North Carolina

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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Opens New Medical Clinic in North Carolina

Maybe the old adage is true, people really should want to be like Mike! NBA Superstar Michael Jordan just unveiled the first of two medical clinics he’s opening in Charlotte, North Carolina, CNN reports. Jordan was present this past week at the opening of the new Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in Charlotte. The clinic is one of two that will be opening after the six time NBA champion donated $7 million to Novant Health back in 2017. The clinic will serve Charlotte residents who are uninsured or underinsured, offering “primary and preventative care as well as behavioral...

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