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Repeat Offense: Private Prisons Resurrection Represents Pay-To-Play

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By Marc Morial, National Urban League (To Be Equal #54)- New York, NY – Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, the stock prices of privately run prisons in this country soared. And this reversal of fortune came as no surprise to private prison operators-or criminal justice reform advocates. […]

Mayor Bloomberg Joins Fight Against “Black Mancession”

CBC Again Urges Trump to Learn from its “Moral and Responsible” Alternative Budget

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Washington, DC – Earlier this week the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) again urged President Trump to learn from its “moral and responsible” FY18 alternative budget released in March. Unlike the budget that President Trump released today, the CBC budget protects social safety net programs like Medicaid, SNAP, and Pell Grants and provides other pathways out […]

Letterman, Bob Schieffer, Chris Matthews, Juan Williams call Trumps words racist Cher calls him “A–Hole” #dumptrump

Actress Rayven Ferrell Lands Pivotal Career Role In New Tupac Film, “All Eyez On Me”

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Atlanta, GA – When Rayven Symone Ferrell was born, her mom had a strong vision for her. She knew her daughter was destined for great creativity and named her after Raven-Symoné, her favorite character on “The Cosby Show.” Twenty-one years later and a mother’s intuition has proved true. The young aspiring actress has already landed […]

Hobbs’ Friday Flash points: French leader may be cleared of New York Rape/America’s Government fetish/Minnesota’s Deficit Meltdown

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

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The New York Times is delivering more excellent reporting as it relates to the Trump Administration’s Russia scandal and the firing of FBI Director James Comey. According to a story by Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman and Matthew Rosenbergmay, during the meeting at the White House with Russian officials, President Trump said Comey was a “nut […]

Mitt Romney: Donald Trump “a phony, a fraud”

2017 ESSENCE Festival lineup; Mary J. Blige, Diana Ross, John Legend, Solange & More

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New Orleans, LA – Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Essence today announced the initial lineup for the 2017 Essence Festival Concert Series in New Orleans featuring headliners Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige, among many others. The 23rd annual event will take place June 30-July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The initial performance lineup is outlined […]

Diana Ross Featured on the Biggest Music Cruise – The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage® presented by Ford