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Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to serve in Congress. Her rise to office was propelled by her campaign slogan: “Fighting Shirley Chisholm—Unbought and Unbossed.” More about her story: #WomensHistoryMonth  #unbossed  #HiddenHerstory 

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Albany, Ga. Coroner Michael Fowler just said on #RolandMartinUnfiltered  that 30 people have died in Dougherty County, ages 42-89, and 90% of them have been African American. He said #coronavirus  has exploded across the city and county.

On this last day of #WomensHistoryMonth  we celebrate American soprano Mary Violet Leontyne Price (b. 1927) - the first African American to become a leading performer at @MetOpera . In 1985, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts @NEAarts  Leontyne Price by Jack Mitchell, '94

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Another reason why suburban white people hate me in newsrooms! Im an autistic Jew who grew up in a heavily African-American setting in the East End of Pittsburgh & when i can chew out @JakeSherman  , I do cuz otherwise nobody else does! Suburban white folks gotta learn!

In 1921, Bessie Coleman moved to France to learn to fly, because her gender and race meant it wasn't possible to get flight training in the U.S. She was the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. #WomensHistoryMonth 

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@ESQPolitics  He is the product of his times and culture: a dark-skinned black man seeking to thrive by virtue of his iron will, and a southern-bred African American slicing through an American culture suspicious of folk like him, and having to suppress anger in public. Endlessly fascinating!

Growing up in a majority African-American school with a significant Jewish and Italian influence, the people I grew up were blunt. I’ve always struggled getting along w/ suburban white folks. They’re so passive aggressive & self loathing when called on their shit.

His killing spree of African American females in poor neighborhoods went undetected for decades.

Jim Clyburn grew up in Jim Crow's South. Today he is the highest-ranking African-American member of Congress — and he may well have won Joe Biden the Democratic nomination.

Jim Clyburn grew up in Jim Crow's South. Today he is the highest-ranking African-American member of Congress — and he may well have won Joe Biden the Democratic nomination.


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Incredible news. If it would have been done by someone other than @realDonaldTrump ⁩ you would have heard all about it. But hey, I’ll pass it on. White House Nominates Nation's 1st African American Military Service Chief.

It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!

Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! #FreeRocky 

9 years ago today, Barack Obama was elected the first African-American President of the United States.

Badly failing presidential candidate @KamalaHarris  will not go to a very wonderful largely African American event today because yesterday I recieved a major award, at the same event, for being able to produce & sign into law major Criminal Justice Reform legislation, which will..

We are here to honor the extraordinary contributions of African-Americans to every aspect of American Life, History and Culture. From the earliest days of this Nation, African-American Leaders, Pioneers, & Visionaries have uplifted & inspired our Country...

Under the Trump Administration, African American unemployment is the lowest (best) in the history of the United States. No President has come close to doing this before! I also created successful Opportunity Zones. Waiting for Nancy and Elijah to say, “Thank you, Mr. President!”

Crazy Bernie and the Democrats should see this. I have done far more for the African American community than any President. Secured funding for HBCUs, Criminal Justice Reform, Opportunity Zones, School Choice, Record Low Unemployment, and so much more. THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

....a look, the facts speak far louder than words! The Democrats always play the Race Card, when in fact they have done so little for our Nation’s great African American people. Now, lowest unemployment in U.S. history, and only getting better. Elijah Cummings has failed badly!

So if African-American unemployment is now at the lowest number in history, median income the highest, and you then add all of the other things I have done, how do Democrats, who have done NOTHING for African-Americans but TALK, win the Black Vote? And it will only get better!