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“The people suffering from environmental ruination, from environmental problems are disproportionately African American, Latino, Native.” Minority leaders must be in the forefront of making policies that tackle environmental issues in their communities, activist @TomSteyer  says

“We need unique and varying perspectives to contribute to our field to ensure we are asking the right questions” Economist Maude Toussaint-Comeau on increasing African American representation in economics at today's Exploring Career Pathways hosted by @ChicagoFed  @SadieCollective 

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Between 1877 and 1950, more than 4,000 African-American men, women and children were lynched. From @1843mag  archive

New LSU study shines light on African American hardships amid pandemic in Baton Rouge

According to the suit, a neighbor called police and asked that they check out a suspicious African American next door.

Being creative: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have" - Maya Angelou Angelou, winner of many awards and the first African-American woman to direct a major motion picture, Down in the Delta, in 1998, was a 2000 recipient of the National Medal of Arts

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A new history course at Killeen ISD high schools is the first official history course that specializes in African American history in Texas schools.

ON THIS DAY: September 17, 2009, August Wilson Center for African American Culture opens in the Cultural District

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African American franchisees have challenged fast food companies' policies for decades, Chin Jou writes in @madebyhistory 

The late Milton Lockett Jr. served in the Korean War and completed two tours in Vietnam before becoming the Army's first African-American Ranger Instructor.


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Wow. A nursing home in Baltimore, oldest African-American one, did not lose *a single person* to COVID because as soon as they heard Trump say cases would soon go to zero, they realized it was going to be a catastrophe, stopped visits and masked up.

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Joe Biden: ‘Unlike the African American Community ... the Latino Community Is an Incredibly Diverse Community‘ via . Wow! Joe Biden just @BreitbartNewsost  the entire African American community. What a “dumb” thing to say!

We had previously scheduled our #MAGA  Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for June 19th – a big deal. Unfortunately, however, this would fall on the Juneteenth Holiday. Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out...

80% of the RIOTERS in Minneapolis last night were from OUT OF STATE. They are harming businesses (especially African American small businesses), homes, and the community of good, hardworking Minneapolis residents who want peace, equality, and to provide for their families.

My decision to appoint @usairforce  General Charles Brown as the USA’s first-ever African American military service chief has now been approved by the Senate. A historic day for America! Excited to work even more closely with Gen. Brown, who is a Patriot and Great Leader!

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 

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!

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!”

....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!

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