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Top Democrats compare Biden to Trump over the Haitian migrant crisis, as the GOP falsely accuses him of allowing open borders

CIUDAD ACUNA, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 20: Haitian immigrants cross the Rio Grande back into Mexico from Del Rio, Texas on September 20, 2021 to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico. As U.S. immigration authorities began deporting immigrants back to Haiti from Del Rio, thousands more waited in a camp under an international bridge in Del Rio while others crossed the river back into Mexico to avoid deportation. John Moore/Getty Images Biden is facing rampant criticism over an evolving crisis involving Haitian mig...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Afghanistan, Gop, United States, New York Times

10 Things in Politics: Capitol Hill divided over vax mandates

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Congress' patchwork vaccine approachHouse passes bill meant to avoid shutdown and default, but things are far from overTrump is suing The New York Times and his niece over his tax recordsWith Phil Rosen. ...
Tags: UK, Maryland, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Australia, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Virginia, Russia, Office, Israel, Cary Grant, US

How brands should address social issues that matter to Black Americans

Developing strategies to navigate cultural and social issues is an increasingly important tool in a marketer’s playbook, especially as brands seek connections with Black audiences. This summer, the International Olympic Committee’s ban on self-expression, including clothing bearing the Black Lives Matter phrase, created an impactful and ultimately damaging backlash with Black audiences. Black Americans determined they had been slighted and, as result, Black viewership of the Olympics was minimal...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, CMO, Crayola, Naacp, International Olympic Committee, Black, Anti Defamation League, Balenciaga, George Floyd

NAACP demands meeting with Biden on treatment of Haitian refugees

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is demanding a meeting with President Biden after controversial photos...
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‘How is Pauli Murray not a household name?’ The extraordinary life of the US’s most radical activist

She explored her gender and sexuality in the 20s, defied segregation in the 40s and inspired Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now, a film is bringing her trailblazing achievements to lightIt seems inconceivable that someone like Pauli Murray could have slipped through the cracks of US history. A lawyer, activist, scholar, poet and priest, Murray led a trailblazing life that altered the course of history. She was at the forefront of the battles for racial and gender equality, but often so far out in front th...
Tags: Gender, Film, Race, US, World news, Culture, LGBT rights, Naacp, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jim Crow, Murray, Brown, Board of Education, Greensboro, Thurgood Marshall, Pauli Murray

The 10 Apple TV+ Movies That Justify A Subscription

Now that we've accepted that we're all going to drown in an endless sea of streaming options, apps, and a whole lot of plus signs, it's time to enjoy our fate and just keep swimming. Apple TV+ has made a name for itself with popular shows like "Ted Lasso" and "Central Park," but the streaming service's original movie selection is nothing to scoff at. For just $4.99 a month, there's plenty to get your money's worth. In no particular order, here are 10 Apple TV+ movies that justify a subscription....
Tags: Apple, Texas, Movies, New York City, Apple TV, Netflix, Ireland, Bill Murray, Charles, Bryce Dallas Howard, Henry Rollins, Ruby, Naacp, Deaf, Charlie Brown, Samuel L Jackson

Democrats, NAACP Sue Over Ohio Stand-Your-Ground Gun Bill

Democratic lawmakers, the NAACP and a grassroots organizing group have sued the attorney general of Ohio saying the last-minute approval of a “stand-your-ground” gun bill is unconstitutional.
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Trump's former Surgeon General Jerome Adams says Biden officials must be more transparent to combat vaccine hesitancy

Former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams. GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Jerome Adams, the former surgeon general, practices medicine in Indiana and continues to be outspoken about public health. Adams spoke to Insider informing the public, saying officials must be more transparent about when kids can get vaccinated. "They keep moving the goalposts on us [regarding vaccine authorization for kids] and that's further hurting confidence," he said. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, India, Africa, US, Trends, Indiana, Indianapolis, Public Health, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Health Care

Texas NAACP Files Federal Complaint Over 'The Eyes of Texas'

The Texas chapter of the NAACP and a group of students have filed a federal civil rights complaint against the University of Texas for its continued use of school song “The Eyes of Texas.”.
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Biden's executive order to make HBCUs more equitable and affordable doesn't include student-debt cancellation

Mario Tama/Getty Images Biden unveiled an executive order to advance educational and economic equity for HBCUs. The order addressed college affordability, but it didn't include student-debt cancellation. Biden campaigned on canceling debt for HBCU students, which disproportionately impacts Black borrowers. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden unveiled an executive order last week to advance educational and economic opportunities for Historically Black ...
Tags: Trends, Joe Biden, Warren, Hud, Biden, Naacp, Black, HBCU, Massachusetts Sen Elizabeth Warren, Marcia Fudge, Ayelet Sheffey, Mario Tama Getty Images Biden

Saturday’s Show Info (9/4/21)

Galt Student Update Galt Pop-Up Fundraiser Happy Bark Pantry & Closet 835 C Street #130, Galt Today 9am – 1pm Nyla’s Way Pop-Up IG: nylas_way FB: Nyla’s Way IG: FB: Red Bus Brewing Oktoberfest Today & tomorrow 802A Reading Street Folsom Sacramento NAACP R&B Festival 1002 2nd Street, Sacramento Old Sacramento 11am-7pm 916....
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North Carolina’s voter-ID lawsuit, racial bias in juries and a veteran’s disability claim

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether two North Carolina legislators may intervene in a case challenging the state’s voter-ID law, whether a Black man on death row may present new evidence of racial bias in his jury selection, and whether a veteran may seek disability benefits previously denied under a since-rejected regulatory interpretation. Berger v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP addresses the ability of North...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Va, North Carolina, Naacp, Berger, George, state Senate, U S Court of Appeals, McDonough, Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Circuit, Cullen

Insecure Season 5 Teaser: One Last Chance for a Little Reflection

The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series Insecure will return for its fifth and final season Sunday, October 24 at 10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The final ten episodes will debut weekly on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. The official teaser for Insecure Season 5 was released along with the season premiere date announcement. RELATED: Carson Rowland, Jordan Gonzalez & More Join Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin “Starring NAACP Image Award winner and six-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Comedy, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Naacp, Insecure, Courtney Taylor, Issa Rae, Jim Kleverweis, Issa Rae Larry Wilmore, HBO Max

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said the company would pledge money towards Black Lives Matter last year, but it has yet to fulfill that promise

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Getty Images/David Zorrakino/Europa Press Cisco has not fulfilled a commitment it made last year to donate to various racial justice groups, the Washington Post first reported. The Cisco CEO tweeted last year the company would give $5 million to racial justice group Black Lives Matter following the George Floyd protests. The company distributed the $5 million to racial justice organizations adjacent to the Black Live Matter movement. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Minneapolis, Washington Post, America, Trends, Cisco, Silicon Valley, Discrimination, Naacp, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Robbins, Floyd, ROBBIN

The 20 Most Influential Female Directors

The narrative surrounding women in film is always changing -- even whether or not it is valuable to label someone a "female director" is up for debate. Makes sense! The term "female director" does not mean any one thing. Some women influenced cinema by developing technology. Others defined, or re-defined, a genre. Many made history by being the first woman to reach a milestone (no filmmaker needs to be the first at anything in order to be considered influential or culturally significant, but eac...
Tags: New York Post, Hollywood, Movies, Beyonce, Iraq, India, Amc, Bbc, Tom Hanks, Uganda, Colombia, Netflix, Selma, Paris, Basketball, The New York Times

For-profit schools target minority communities that typically owe more student debt, report says

Mario Tama/Getty Images The Student Borrower Protection Center found for-profit schools are targeting minority communities. In majority-Black zip codes, for example, for-profits are 75% more likely. Those communities also bear a disproportionate student debt burden, partly due to predatory for-profits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the past decade, a number of for-profit schools have shut down over accusations of misleading students and leading them to take on mo...
Tags: Trends, Indianapolis, Hud, Naacp, Black, Midwest, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Education Department, Mario Tama Getty, Marcia Fudge, Ayelet Sheffey, Student Borrower Protection Center, Majority Black

NAACP: Voting rights are not a partisan issue. So why is Congress blocking progress?

Imperative for Congress to take up John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, For the People Act to save American democracy, voters of color.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Black Americans who didn't finish college are just as likely to have student debt as a white borrower with an advanced degree

Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images US Census researchers released a report detailing the impact of the pandemic on student debt. It found Black borrowers with no degrees were just as likely as white borrowers with advanced degrees to have student debt. Some Democrats believe canceling $50,000 in student debt per person will help close the racial wealth gap. See more stories on Insider's business page. Even if they didn't finish college, Black student-loan borrowers ...
Tags: US, Trends, Hud, Naacp, Black, Boston Globe, Lyndon B Johnson, Navient, Massachusetts Sen Elizabeth Warren, Marcia Fudge, Suzanne Kreiter, Axios, Neil Bennett, Ayelet Sheffey Andy Kiersz, Getty Images US Census, Michael D King

Advocates for the Historically Marginalized Worry About Effect Sports Gambling Could Have on Their Communities

The NAACP of Ohio president and gambling opponents don't want lawmakers to pass legislation being considered to legalize sports betting.
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Pelosi's softness on canceling student debt has 80 progressive organizations 'disappointed'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak outside the White House on January 9. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Nancy Pelosi recently said Biden does not have the authority to cancel $50,000 in student debt. 80 organizations responded to her comments in a letter explaining why Biden does have that authority. Pelosi's comments contrasted Schumer's views, who has been a leader in urging debt cancellation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last mont...
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NAACP asks DOJ to investigate Texas over warrant for runaway Dem lawmakers

The NAACP Wednesday called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Texas over the arrest warrants issued by the Texas House...
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NAACP: Justice Must Probe Arrest Threats Against Texas Dems

The NAACP is urging the Justice Department to investigate whether a federal crime was being committed when Texas Republicans threatened to have their Democratic colleagues arrested.
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Student loans were invented to help solve racial inequality, a new book says. They're doing the opposite.

LPETTET/Getty Images "The Debt Trap" lays out how President Johnson thought student loans would combat racial inequality. Johnson's Higher Education Act was part of his "War on Poverty," but student loans took a different course. Today, communities of color bear a disproportionate student-debt burden. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than probably any other president, President Lyndon B. Johnson was known for his "war on poverty," but a new book lays out how his c...
Tags: Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Hud, Johnson, Biden, Naacp, Wall Street Journal, Black, Mitchell, Congressional, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Sallie Mae, Lyndon B Johnson, Massachusetts Sen Elizabeth Warren, Marcia Fudge

NAACP launches national campaign in latest strategy to combat widespread voter suppression efforts

The NAACP is partnering with several other civil rights groups to launch a national voter mobilization campaign this week that aims to engage more people in the fight for federal voting legislation and motivate voters to participate in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.
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P&P Live! Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and L. Fury | RUN: BOOK ONE

P&P Live! Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and L. Fury | RUN: BOOK ONE Jonathan Gayles , Anthony Dixon, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and L. Fury Politics and Prose August 3 2021   Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, and L. Fury present RUN: BOOK ONE, John Lewis' graphic memoir follow up to the award-winning MARCH trilogy. Purchase RUN: BOOK ONE he...
Tags: Comics, John Lewis, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Georgia, New York Times, Naacp, Bfa, Ku Klux Klan, Lewis, Powell, Houston Texas, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Bloomington Indiana, Georgia State University

Rancho Santiago district trustees are pushing SchoolsFirst to diversify at least half its board

Rancho Santiago Community College District leaders are calling for SchoolsFirst – a credit union serving educators across the state – to immediately replace half its board of directors with people of color. That would take six of the credit union’s board members stepping down, which district trustees said in a July 12 letter to the board should happen in the next 90 days. Of the credit union’s allowed 13 voting directors, only one is a person of color. Until his appointment nine months ago, the ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Naacp, Cheney, Crockett, Santa Ana College, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Barry Resnick, David Crockett, Voice of OC, Top Stories OCR, Santiago Canyon College

Kerry Washington to Star in and Produce Film Adaptation of Diane Cardwell’s Memoir ‘Rockaway’ for Netflix

Emmy winner Kerry Washington is gearing up for a new adventure, set to star in and produce “Rockaway” for Netflix. The feature film adaptation of Diane Cardwell’s memoir, “Rockaway: Surfing Headlong Into a New Life,” will be written by NAACP Image Award winner Nichelle Tramble Spellman (creator of Apple TV Plus’ “Truth Be Told”). In […]
Tags: Apple, Kerry Washington, News, Netflix, Naacp, Rockaway, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Diane Cardwell

Apple TV Plus Releases ‘Truth Be Told’ Season 2 Trailer Starring Octavia Spencer and Kate Hudson

Apple TV Plus released a trailer for the second season of its anthological drama series “Truth Be Told,” premiering on Aug. 20. “Truth Be Told” stars Octavia Spencer, who also executive produces, as true-crime podcaster Poppy Parnell. In the first season of the NAACP Image award-winning series, Poppy reexamines the cast of a convicted murderer […]
Tags: Apple, News, Naacp, Kate Hudson, Octavia Spencer, Poppy Parnell, Apple TV Plus, Truth Be Told

Civil rights legend Bob Moses dies at 86

Civil rights legend Bob Moses died at age 86, according to a statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson and a statement from the organization's Legal Defense Fund.
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Bob Moses, civil rights legend, dead at age 86

Civil rights legend Bob Moses died at age 86, according to a statement from NAACP President Derrick Johnson and a statement from the organization's Legal Defense Fund.
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