Black Elites Put up the Money to Erect the National Museum of African American History and Culture

By Victor Ochieng The cost is $540 million. The remaining deficit: $25 million. The project: The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. According to the Washington Post, a significant amount of the required money was raised from private donors, including such famed names as Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Together, this ...

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Bernie Sanders Claims Momentum After Three State Victories


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh from Democratic presidential primary wins over the weekend in three U.S. states, Bernie Sanders on Sunday claimed political momentum he said could help him win the backing of Democratic power brokers in his race against Hillary Clinton. Sanders easily won nominating contests in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii on Saturday. His latest remarks reflect his plan to ...

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Ex-NYPD officer pleads guilty to shooting wife to death in front of children


An ex-NYPD officer admitted to viciously gunning down his wife in front of their two young children because he thought she was having an affair. Kevin Canty, 44, pleaded guilty Tuesday to hitting his wife Jessica, 40, with seven bullets as their 6 and 9-year-old children watched in horror inside their Ozone Park home. “My nephew saw everything. … I’m ...

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Queens mother donates son’s organs, speaks out against gun violence


There will be two empty seats at the dinner table of a Queens home this Thanksgiving — but also plenty of gratitude shared with one grieving mother. After 16-year-old son NeShawn Plummer was gunned down on the streets of Far Rockaway on Aug. 31, his mother, Sharon Plummer, decided to make the best of a tragic situation by donating his ...

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Victim of twerking attack breaks silence on sexual assault in Washington D.C.


The Washington D.C. victim of a twerking nightmare has broken his silence about the sexual assault. Washington Tharpe, 40, a middle school teacher, was ambushed by behinds on Oct. 7, in surveillance footage from a D.C. gas station showed. Tharpe said the incident was much more than just dirty dancing, and said he was sexually assaulted on ABC7. “It looks ...

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Refugee Screenings Are More Intensive Than Some Politicians Would Have You Think


WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress and half of the nation’s governors have said the U.S. shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees in light of terrorist attacks on Paris last week, based on what they see as an inadequate or inexistent screening process. Now the Obama administration is doing damage control. Senior administration officials said Tuesday they’re working quickly to educate the public ...

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Bobby Jindal Drops Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) ended his presidential campaign on Tuesday. “I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time, so I’ve come here to announce that I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States,” he told Fox News’ Bret Baier. Jindal, who entered the presidential race in June, has remained near the back of the Republican ...

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Republican Candidates Want To Block Syrian Refugees After Paris Attacks


Republican presidential candidates are voicing strong opposition in the wake of Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris to President Barack Obama’s plan to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to enter the United States over the next year. Their criticism comes as Republican governors say they will block Syrian refugees from entering their states, citing concerns over terrorism. Obama, meanwhile, has stood by ...

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Donald Trump: I should be President because ‘I can feel’ terrorism


As the world superpowers take on ISIS, Donald Trump thinks he has a super power that qualifies him to be President — sniffing out terrorism. The Republican frontrunner boasted of his innate “instinct” for predicting terrorist threats, he told a packed crowd at Tennessee’s Knoxville Convention Center Monday night. “In my book I predicted terrorism because I can feel it,” ...

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