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Warriors Visit National Museum of African American History 1

Warriors Visit National Museum of African American History

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President Trump Praises Black Schools, But His Message May Be Lost 2

President Trump Praises Black Schools, But His Message May Be Lost

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Obama's Land $60 Million Blockbuster Book Deal! 3

Obama’s Land $60 Million Blockbuster Book Deal!

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Roland Martin Blisters Betsy DeVos For Her Statement On HBCUs 4

Roland Martin Blisters Betsy DeVos For Her Statement On HBCUs

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Oprah For President! 5

Oprah For President!

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Morehouse College declares President’s Day holiday ‘Barack Obama Day’ 6

Morehouse College declares President’s Day holiday ‘Barack Obama Day’

This President’s Day, Morehouse College has declared the day to be Barack Obama Day. “This year, we are seizing the traditional President’s Day holiday as an opportunity to take a nuanced look at the good, the bad and the complicated moments of the Obama presidency, and the future of his legacy,” reads a flyer for […]

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City Officials Will End Water Credits For  Flint Consumers 7

City Officials Will End Water Credits For Flint Consumers

City officials say the state will stop paying for Flint’s drinking water and end water credits for customers beginning March 1. “A senior advisor to Governor Rick Snyder has sent Flint’s Interim Chief Financial Officer, David Sabuda, a letter to inform him the credits currently being applied to the water portion of Flint utility customers’ […]

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Lessons We Should Learned From Cathy Hughes 8

Lessons We Should Learned From Cathy Hughes

After listening to Cathy Hughes on NPRs “How I built this” Podcast. I couldn’t have been more inspired with her remarkable story. A lot of lessons were learned during her illustrious journey to becoming the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation. Visualize Your Dreams Cathy Hughes had a vision of what she wanted […]

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Corey Booker Disapproves Secretary Of Education Vote 9

Corey Booker Disapproves Secretary Of Education Vote

“I’m frustrated and deeply saddened by the 51-50 vote confirming Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education,” Booker wrote. He spoke to a hope that children facing the challenges of the current education system know that they are not fighting alone before he turned his attention to the broader administration and the Education Department. “May the […]

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Wealth Gap Report Finds That Wealth Gap Is Not An Accident 10

Wealth Gap Report Finds That Wealth Gap Is Not An Accident

“For centuries, white households enjoyed wealth-building opportunities that were systematically denied to people of color. Today our policies continue to impede efforts by African-American and Latino households to obtain equal access to economic security,” said Amy Traub, who is the Associate Director of Policy and Research at Demos and co-author of the report. “When research […]

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Republicans Are Planning To Work With HBCUs 12

Republicans Are Planning To Work With HBCUs

The meeting will include congress members and Omarosa Manigault, who is part of Trump’s office of public engagement. The discussion which is being called a “fly-in” is co-hosted by Representative Mark Walker (R-NC) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). It comes after Walker’s recently published video stating his wife is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, an […]

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Former President Barack Obama breaks his silence on Trump 13

Former President Barack Obama breaks his silence on Trump

This statement was released by former President Barack Obama’s spokesman. “President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizens and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy […]

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents May Run for Political Office 15

Trayvon Martin’s Parents May Run for Political Office

According to USA Today, both parents fear that Donald Trump will reverse the progress that has been made, and they are now looking to change things from the inside out. “Since Trayvon’s death, we saw how divided the country is on these issues, and we saw how the country can come together,” Martin told Capital […]

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T.I.'s Open Letter to President Donald Trump 17

T.I.’s Open Letter to President Donald Trump

As I share my thoughts, I want to first say that it’s easy to allow one’s frustration and angst to lead to reckless and harmful rhetoric that can cause irreparable damage. With that said, I want to be responsible, honest and respectful, but in no way apologetic about the rage and resentment that many of […]

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Remembering The I Have A Dream Speech 18

Remembering The I Have A Dream Speech

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Biloxi, Miss., Tried To Rename MLK Day 19

Biloxi, Miss., Tried To Rename MLK Day

The City of Biloxi got serious flak last night when it announced on its Twitter account that city offices would be closed on Monday in “observance of Great Americans Day.” Non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed on Monday in observance of Great Americans Day. — City of Biloxi (@CityofBiloxi) January 13, 2017 Great […]

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Minimum Wages To Increase In 19 States In 2017 21

Minimum Wages To Increase In 19 States In 2017

  2017 will be a good start for mimimum wage employees. 19 states are set to increase minimum wages next year. It is saddening that our federal government could not mandate an increase on minimum wages. I do commend the states for stepping up for minimum wage workers. While at a time when congressmen and […]

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Did Trump Win the Election Because of Angry White Men? 22

Did Trump Win the Election Because of Angry White Men?

How many times have you heard about  the black woman being the “angry black woman” or the black man being the “angry black man”. It is about time someone called out others for being angry as well. We as black people do not own the word angry. At this present time, I can think of a […]

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17 Celebrated African Americans Honored On A U.S. Postage Stamp 23

17 Celebrated African Americans Honored On A U.S. Postage Stamp

On the cusp of hearing the good news about Dorothy Height (Civil and Women’s Right Activist) becoming the 15th woman appearing on the U.S. postage stamp in 2017. We at BlackCoffy.com would like to list the 16 african americans that has been honored on the U.S. postage stamp. Much respect to our ancestors. Dorothy Irene […]

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TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION AGENDA 24

TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION AGENDA

STATEMENT BY DR. WARREN H. STEWART, SR. People of color in America continue to be under attack by President-elect Trump and his supporters. The evidence is rampant, ravaging and racist! People of faith who serve our God of justice, freedom and equality will not stand by idly and watch Trump take this country in reverse […]

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PBS Newshour's Gwen Ifill Passed at 61 25

PBS Newshour’s Gwen Ifill Passed at 61

PBS political reporter and vice-presidential-debate moderator Gwen Ifill passed away from cancer Monday in hospice care. She was 61. In April, Ifill took a leave from her position as the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor of PBS Newshour to address some health issues. At the time, a representative from the network said doctors […]

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Judge Rules Flint Residents Can Sue State of Mich. Over Water Crisis 26

Judge Rules Flint Residents Can Sue State of Mich. Over Water Crisis

According to Boonstra, the residents of Flint had more than proved the facts of their case, which Boonstra described as “so arbitrary in a constitutional sense, as to shock the conscience.” What’s more, Boonstra said that the argument that Flint residents had not filed suit within six months of the crisis was “unpersuasive.” –Flint hit with […]

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Floyd Mayweather "All Lives Matter" 27

Floyd Mayweather “All Lives Matter”

Pretty boy Floyd is up to his antics again. Speaking for the first time, Mayweather  finally expressed is opinion on racial tensions in america. “I’m here to say all lives matter. A lot of times we get stuck, and we are followers. You hear one person say, ‘Black lives matter’ or ‘blue lives matter’… all […]

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David West's Years of Unnoticed Anthem Protest 28

David West’s Years of Unnoticed Anthem Protest

David West is one of the most liked and respected veterans in the National Basketball Association. When I mention respect, lets just say some of the NBA’s biggest bullies dare to even think about physically challenging David West, on or off the court. West has mentored many NBA players throughout his career, Playing the role […]

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