Members of the Congressional Black Caucus - Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) and Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-44) - met with Nigerian officials at the Nigerian Embassy to discuss how the international community can work together to rescue nearly 300 girls and young women abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
81-Year-Old Great-Grandmother, Grandson Injured in Drive by Shooting in Chicago
A great-grandmother and one of her grandchildren were wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Friday. Iola Buress, 81, was attending visitation for her late daughter at a funeral home. The family returned home around the corner to relax on the front porch when someone drove by and opened fired. Iola was struck in her wrist and abdomen. Her 34-year-old grandson, Sylvester, was struck in the hip.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal speaks to Professor Ruth Nicole Brown about her new book, "Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood". Professor Brown is an assistant professor of Gender and Women's Studies, African Studies, and the Ethnography of the University Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ben Cohen Talks #BlackLivesMatter at Ben & Jerry's Franchisee Meeting
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