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Sioux City's first African-American teacher talks candidly about struggles and discrimination



SIOUX CITY — When Evelyn (Walker) Freeman walked into her Lincoln Elementary School third grade classroom in 1955, she knew how significant it …
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History Professor Highlights The Struggles African American Communities Hit By Florence Face



NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with University of Virginia professor Andrew Kahrl about the challenges many African American homeowners face in getting …
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Caribbean News – One Year After Hurricane Maria, USVI, Puerto Rico Still Struggles


Repairs continue to the buildings on the grounds of St Anne’s Chapel in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in this photo. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of St Thomas)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 21, 2018: Thursday, September 20th marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico as well as the US Virgin Islands.

But while the spotlight continues to be placed on Puerto Rico, which left 3,000 people dead and created decimation nationally, the US Virgin Islands was also impacted and continues to struggle to rebound.

Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday admitted that housing continues to be a challenge for many survivors and vital healthcare services remain impacted.

While the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF),  said the territories’…

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White House struggles to name a single senior African-American working there


WASHINGTON — Seven months after Omarosa Manigault Newman departed the Trump administration under a cloud, the White House struggled on Sunday to identify any African-American serving in a senior role in the West Wing.

After two days of questions from NBC News, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that Henry Childs II, a Commerce Department official on loan to the White House’s Office of Public Liaison since May, is carrying out many of the duties Manigault Newman had as an assistant to the president and director of communications for that office.

Separately, Kelly Anne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, could not name a single senior official working today in the West Wing who is African-American. Pressed by ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan…

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Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African Americans in White House


Conway was asked on ABC’s “This Week” to name the most prominent West Wing staffer to Trump after the departure of Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Apprentice star whose departure from the White House was announced late last year.

Conway initially said the anchor, Jon Karl, was “not covering” Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, whom she said Trump works with “every day,” but when pressed on a White House staffer, she pointed to someone who she said was in the Executive Office of the President.

“We have Ja’Ron, who’s done a fabulous job, been very involved with — he’s been very involved with Jared Kushner and President Trump on prison reform from the beginning,” Conway said. “He’s been there from the beginning. He worked with Omarosa and others.”

Conway was presumably…

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White House struggles to name a single senior African-American working in the West Wing


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WASHINGTON — Seven months after Omarosa Manigault Newman departed the Trump administration under a cloud, the White House struggled on Sunday to identify any African-American serving in a senior role in the West Wing.

After two days of questions from NBC News, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that Henry Childs II, a Commerce Department official on loan to the White House’s Office of Public Liaison since May, is carrying out many of the duties Manigault Newman had as an assistant to the president and director of communications for that office.

Separately, Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, could not name a single senior official…

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