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More than 50 years after the Civil Rights movement, Black Americans still face discrimination in banking. But pro sports teams can help change that.

A general view of the court honoring Martin Luther King Day is seen prior to an NBA basketball between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Atlanta. Todd Kirkland/AP Images The lack of access to basic financial services in poor and Black neighborhoods has forced underserved populations to rely on costly alternatives like check-cashing, money orders, and payday loans. In minority-majority zip codes, Black banks are often the primary source for fair, ...
Tags: America, Trends, Nba, Espn, Minnesota Timberwolves, Jim Crow, Black, Atlanta Hawks, Hawks, FDIC, McKinsey Co, Ashley Bell, Ryan Clark, Atlanta Todd Kirkland, National Black Bank Foundation Ashley Bell, National Black Bank Foundation

Vice President Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday as the first female US Vice President. Harris was born in California to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India.  Harris' extended family includes five lawyers and several Stanford graduates. Harris' representatives did not reply to a request for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris became the first Black ...
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9 American greats Amanda Gorman referenced in her poem performed during Joe Biden's inauguration, from Maya Angelou to Barack Obama

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP Amanda Gorman paid homage to many American greats in her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb." Gorman references the work of Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, and more.  The 22-year-old poet preformed her poem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Cbs News, Wikipedia, Poetry, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Washington Dc, Vogue, Bill Clinton, Cbs

New Georgia senators Warnock and Ossoff point the way to a new Southern strategy

Runoff elections were designed under Jim Crow laws to blunt the Black voting power. This time, historic Black turnout made Warnock and Ossoff winners.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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As a child of immigrants, this is not the American dream I was sold on

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images My mother and her family immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in the 1980s in pursuit of opportunity. The attempted coup at Capitol Hill threatened the fabric of the "American dream" for millions of immigrants who've come to the US for a better life. I used to think this was the beauty of being an American: if I stu...
Tags: New York, Washington, Senate, New York City, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Reagan, Bbc, Brooklyn, United States, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Cia

One Night in Miami Review: A Complex, Powerful & Graceful Adaptation

Rating:  9.5/10 Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = null; if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); } googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]])...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Aaron Sorkin, America, Movie Reviews, Streaming, Miami, Cbs, Muhammad Ali, Pixar, Sam, Cameron Crowe, Jim Crow, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke, Clay

CS Video: One Night in Miami Interviews With Director & Stars!

CS Video: One Night in Miami interviews with director & stars! Following its acclaimed select theatrical debut and ahead of its premiere on Amazon Prime Video, got the opportunity to chat with One Night in Miami director Regina King and stars Leslie Odom Jr., Aldis Hodge and Eli Goree to discuss the historical drama. Our interviews can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: New One Night in Miami Trailer Brings Four Legends Together PB ...
Tags: Video, Movies, Interviews, Features, Netflix, Oscar, Miami, Muhammad Ali, Jim Crow, Cassius Clay, Carlton, Sam Cooke, Clay, Malcolm X, Miami Beach, Kemp

Black troops defending the US Capitol from pro-Trump rioters took a moment to snap a photo with Rosa Parks' statue

National Guard member poses for a picture with a statue of the civil rights activist Rosa Parks on Jan. 13. Joshua Roberts/Reuters National Guardsmen called up to defend the US Capitol paused for a photo with a statue of a civil rights icon only a week after a pro-Trump mob desecrated its halls. The tribute to Rosa Parks, who famously refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, is the first full-length statue of a Black American in the US Capitol. Americans were shocked by the pr...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, House, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Nazi, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, U.S. military, Jim Crow

Time to Shoot the Dog

A few words about the fascist rioting by Q-Anon and racist insurrectionists in Washington, D.C. yesterday. If you think this is over, you’re NUTS. These racist, fascist Trumpers said they would be back on the 19th, and armed. This was not a take over — this was a RECON for what’s next. Trump needs to be IMPEACHED or taken out of office with the 25th AMENDMENT, citing mental illness. The Q-Anon and Proud Boys need to be jailed, and Breitbart closed. ...
Tags: Facebook, Washington, Virginia, Pets, Fbi, House, Fox News, Secret Service, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Jim Crow, Trump, Breitbart, Maryland National Guard, Hawley

The Counter-Reformation

Journalists are tying themselves in knots about what words to use, what to call the actions yesterday, what to call the people who incited and engaged in them. Choosing the words is the ultimate job of the journalist. Let me propose a historical way to view what is occurring now. I am coming to see #BlackLivesMatter as the recent culmination of the long American Racial Reformation. The Martin Luthers of our time are Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, who made #BLM a movement, and St...
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New One Night in Miami Trailer Brings Four Legends Together

New One Night in Miami Trailer Brings Four Legends Together Amazon Prime Video has released a brand new trailer for Regina King’s upcoming directorial debut film One Night in Miami, providing us a preview of the momentous night where four legendary figures in Black history have gathered in the same room. The film will be available for streaming on Friday, January 15, 2021. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Netflix’s The Harder They Fall Adds Regina King, Lakeith Stanfield & M...
Tags: Video, Movies, Netflix, Oscar, Streaming, Miami, Muhammad Ali, Jim Crow, Cassius Clay, Carlton, Sam Cooke, Clay, Amazon Prime Video, Malcolm X, Miami Beach, Kemp

Women & Literature: Maya Angelou

Angelou’s creative talent and genius cut across many arenas. One of the most celebrated authors in the United States, Angelou wrote with an honesty and grace that captured the specificity of growing up a young black girl in the rural South.Born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, to Bailey, a doorman and naval dietician, and Vivian, a registered nurse, professional gambler, and rooming house and bar owner, Angelou spent her early years in Long Beach, California. When she was three, her pa...
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We Asked Alums: What’s Your Favorite Story You Wrote For TPM?

I was once a TPM alum. I spent the summer of 2014 working as an editorial intern at TPM just after I graduated from college. It was a simpler time — Obama was still president,  Ammon Bundy was … Ammon Bundying, and one of our favorite characters to drag at the time was Chuck Johnson. Josh Marshall did his best to keep me around after the internship ended, but TPM didn’t have a full-time opening and I had already accepted a job at a local newspaper back home in Illinois. I left for about three...
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Boseman's performance of history transforms present

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which represents the late "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman's final cinematic performance, is a deft celebration of the blues that showcases the grandeur and travails of creating art as an expression of dignity in a world scarred by Jim Crow segregation.
Tags: News, Stories, Jim Crow, Chadwick Boseman, Boseman, Ma Rainey s Black Bottom

The Remnants Of Jim Crow In This Year’s Election

Poll workers should not post voter information on the wall.
Tags: Law, Government, Jim Crow, Election 2020, Mark Herrmann, Election Law

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman have brought history to life

Peniel E. Joseph writes that "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is a celebration of blues that showcases art as an expression of dignity during Jim Crow segregation.
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Davis and Boseman have brought history to life

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which represents the late "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman's final cinematic performance, is a deft celebration of the blues that showcases the grandeur and travails of creating art as an expression of dignity in a world scarred by Jim Crow segregation.
Tags: News, Davis, Stories, Jim Crow, Chadwick Boseman, Boseman, Ma Rainey s Black Bottom

Ghosts of Segregation, the Vestigial Architecture of America’s Racism

Ghosts of Segregation is a project by photographer Rich Frishman with the goal of documenting the “the vestiges of America’s racism evident in the built environment, hidden in plain sight: Schools for ‘colored’ children, theatre entrances and restrooms for ‘colored people,’ lynching sites, juke joints, jails, hotels and bus stations.” The top photo above is of a segregation wall in a restaurant in Texas photographed in 2017: This partition was constructed in the early 20th Century to keep p...
Tags: Usa, Texas, US, America, Jim Crow, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Stonewall Inn, Kilgore Texas, Rich Frishman, Texan Theater

Bill Gates recommends 5 "good" books to read during "lousy" times

Bill Gates has been sharing his favorite books with a summer list and a winter list for the last eight years. This year's winter reads are five "good" books – inspiring, uplifting, happy endings – "for a lousy year." They include: • The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander • Range, by David Epstein • The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larson • The Spy and the Traitor, by Ben Macintyre • Breath From Salt, by Bijal P. — Read the rest
Tags: Reviews, Video, News, Bill Gates, Jim Crow, Reading Lists, Erik Larson, Michelle Alexander, Ben Macintyre, David Epstein, Bijal P Read

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2020

Courtesy of the Gates Foundation Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest people in the world, shared his top five books to read over the holiday season, rounding out what he called "a lousy year."  "In tough times—and there's no doubt that 2020 qualifies as tough times—those of us who love to read turn to all kinds of different books," Gates wrote.  The list includes non-fiction historic accounts and a book on social injustice and race.  Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Books, England, Science, Microsoft, Russia, Christmas, US, Holiday, Gift, Trends, Features, Bill Gates, Winston Churchill, Gates, Jim Crow, Gates Foundation

ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Barr On The Ropes? Attorney General Bill Barr told the truth this week. And for that he may lose his job. On Tuesday, the attorney general told the AP that the Justice Department had not uncovered the sort of mass voter fraud that would overturn the results of the presidential election. Soon after Barr’s interview was published, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the nation’s top law enforcement officer simply hadn’t looked hard enough. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dodged on Wedn...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, House, Perdue, Justice Department, Jim Crow, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Loeffler

Gift Guide: The best books for 2020 recommended by VCs and TechCrunch writers (Part 1)

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. This is Part 1 of the Best Books gift guide. Part 2 with even more selections will be posted shortly. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but a strong one for books (how often do you get to say that?). Sales are up, driven by lockdowns, boredom, and the need for escape. Yet, 2020 also felt...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Japan, England, London, Snowden, France, Stanford, Nsa, China, America, Book Review, Tech, Nike

65 years ago, Rosa Parks' arrest ignited the civil rights movement and led to yearlong Montgomery Bus Boycott

Under Jim Crow laws, Rosa Parks was charged with "ignoring a bus driver who directed her to sit in the rear of the bus."         [Author: Montgomery Advertiser]
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Wisconsin confirms Joe Biden as winner following recount

By SCOTT BAUER | Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Joe Biden’s victory in battleground Wisconsin was confirmed Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit seeking to undo the results. Confirmation of the results by the Democratic chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission started a five-day window for Trump to file a lawsuit. Trump on Saturday promised to file a lawsuit either on Monday or Tuesd...
Tags: Dane, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Milwaukee, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Jim Crow, Presidential Election, Trump

2020 shattered voting records. But once Trump is off the ballot, the GOP — and Democrats — may have trouble matching that turnout.

President Donald Trump Evan Vucci/AP Images The 2020 election shattered voter turnout records, with massive numbers of Americans voting for both Joe Biden and Donald Trump. But the record-shattering turnout may not be repeatable for either Democrats or Republicans. Trump helped to both turn out rural voters for the GOP and suburban voters for Democrats. Those trends may not be sustained in the 2022 and 2024 elections. George Pearkes is the global macro strategist for Bespoke Investment Gro...
Tags: Texas, Matthew Mcconaughey, Colorado, California, Senate, America, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, United States, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Jim Crow

An anti-racist's dictionary: 19 words on race, gender, and diversity you should know

Nationwide protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd have ushered in a new era in corporate America. AP Photo/John Minchillo Conversations on race, power, and privilege are happening in homes and offices around the US. As a reporter who covers diversity and inclusion, I thought it would be helpful to compile and define some of the most common words and phrases I hear when speaking with my sources. Here are 19 terms you should know, from "allyship" to "intersectionality" to "white...
Tags: Gender, UK, Congress, Washington Post, Race, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Transgender, Racism, Oxford, Catalyst, Inequality, Jim Crow, Bustle

One Night in Miami Trailer Previews Regina King’s Directorial Debut

One Night in Miami trailer previews Regina King’s directorial debut After acquiring the rights to the film earlier this summer, Amazon Studios has unveiled the first trailer for Regina King’s acclaimed directorial debut One Night in Miami, while also setting a limited theatrical release on Christmas Day followed by a January Prime Video debut! The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Amazon Acquires Regina King’s Directorial Debut One Night in Miami ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Miami, Muhammad Ali, King, Jim Crow, Cassius Clay, Carlton, Sam Cooke, Clay, Malcolm X, Miami Beach, Regina, Kemp

Progressive Wins: Voters Supported Down-Ballot Reforms And Candidates That Address Racism, Police Abuse, Mass Incarceration

This article is part of TPM Cafe , TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. We will run a series of articles in the coming days on progressive victories that came out of the 2020 election at the state and local level.  The upsurge of protest since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, compounded by the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha in August, another police murder, of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia in late October, and similar incidents of police vi...
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Dem Senator Joe Manchin Vows to Vote against Packing Court, Eliminating Filibuster

Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) vowed to oppose ending the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court in a Monday interview on Fox News, two actions many Democrats have called for over the past several months.Former president Obama has voiced support for ending the filibuster as a "Jim Crow relic" even though he himself used it to stall the confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito in 2006. During and after the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in October, progressive Democrats pressured more mo...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, West Virginia, Georgia, Fox News, Jim Crow, Trump, Democratic Party, Brett, Bret Baier, Manchin, Samuel Alito, Joe Manchin, Tim Scott

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history last week when she and Joe Biden became the projected winners of the 2020 US presidential election. Born to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India, Harris is the first Black woman and the first Indian American woman to appear on a Democratic ticket and to become the vice persident-elect. We took a look at Harris' extended family, which has five lawyers and several Stanford gradua...
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