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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » Rauner’s minority hiring record checked, and new ads from both candida…

* Last week…

When asked the percentage of blacks and Latinos working on his campaign or in his administration, Rauner said he didn’t have a figure. Instead, he said rather than focusing on staff, “it’s results for families.”

“I don’t know the exact number. In our campaign we’ve got African-American members of our campaign. We have Latino members. I don’t know the exact numbers,” he said. “Our administration has (a) huge number and I’ve appointed many African-Americans to key boards, key leadership positions in our departments and many Latinos as well.”

* WBEZ took a look at the claimed “huge number” of minorities in his administration…

The vast majority of Rauner’s appointees to state boards, commissions, and task forces were white, while men far…

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African American Studies Program growing with research initiative, scholarships | News

African American Studies (AAS) has made the move to a program.

Offered as a minor for the past 15 years, coordinators of AAS announced several initiatives to enhance the work and scholarship of faculty and students, including a faculty interdisciplinary grant, a faculty summer research initiative, and undergraduate merit scholarships. The additions are part of an effort to expand and cultivate the program.

Touré Reed

“This is a welcome transition from minor to program that highlights the University’ ongoing commitment to infusing diversity and inclusion as part of the intellectual and cultural life at Illinois State,” said Professor of History Touré Reed, co-director of the program.

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Brea Banks

The African American Studies Summer Research Initiative will encourage faculty research…

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Former VP Biden stumps for Nelson, Dems : South Florida Caribbean News

New independent polls show tight Senate race tilting toward Nelson

Senator Bill Nelson


U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson took a swipe at his GOP opponent for lacking integrity, as he was campaigning across the state Monday with former Vice President Joe Biden.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about trust and integrity,” Nelson told an enthusiastic crowd in Tampa, before heading to Jacksonville. “It’s a question of who you can trust. …

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Caribbean News – Caribbean Born Hollywood Actress To Be Honored In NYC

Garcelle Beauvais poses upon arrival for the BET Awards at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on June 24, 2018. (Photo credit: LISA O’CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)


By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 23, 2018: A top Caribbean-born Hollywood actress is set to be honored in New York City tonight.

Haitian-born actress, Garcelle Beauvais, best known for her roles as Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on The WB television sitcom, ‘The Jamie Foxx Show,’ which ran from 1996 to 2001, and as Valerie Heywood on the ABC crime drama, ‘NYPD Blue,’ will be honored today in Harlem, NY.

Beauvais will be honored for her work as a trailblazing actress, author, producer and filmmaker by The Haitian Roundtable (HRT), an organization comprised of Haitian-American…

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Caribbean News – Caribbean Roots Celebrities Weigh In On Trinidad Flooding

Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj says she is heartbroken over the flooding.


By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 23, 2018: Two Caribbean roots celebrities are among those weighing in on the unprecedented flooding in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago which has affected a reported 12,000 people.

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Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, said on Twitter she is “broken hearted to see this.”

On Instagram, Minaj reposted a lengthy post from Soca singer Bunji Garlin, alongside a photo of a home with water almost reaching the top of the doorway.

“Some parts in Trinidad are ok but a large number of areas look like this and worse and people have lost…

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Caribbean News – Caribbean Immigrant And Ryanair Racism Victim Speaks Out

Jamaican national and UK Windrush generation immigrant, Delsie Gayle, told ITV News, she is “really depressed about it.”


By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 23, 2018: The 77-year-old woman Caribbean-born immigrant who was the victim of a racist tirade by a White male passenger of Ryanair has broken her silence on the attack as the video went viral.

Jamaican national and UK Windrush generation immigrant, Delsie Gayle, told ITV News, she is “really depressed about it.”

“I feel really depressed about it. I go to my bed and say, ‘What have I done?’ I haven’t done anything (for him) to attack me because of the colour of my skin,” she told ITV News of the verbal abuse, that happened as she was returning to the UK from Barcelona with her…

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