This Day In Black History: August 16

George Olden’s design to commemorate the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, marked the first time an African-American created a U.S. postage stamp. Source: http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/first-black-artist-to-design-a-u-s-postage-stamp

Dallas doesn’t have to submit to real estate market displacing low-income folks  | Commentary | Dallas News

Source: Dallas doesn’t have to submit to real estate market displacing low-income folks  | Commentary | Dallas News

Brock Turner: Appeals court denies new trial for ex-Stanford swimmer

He should be required to pay the court back for the waste of taxpayer money for this appeal. Source: Brock Turner: Appeals court denies new

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Aretha Franklin ‘gravely ill’ in Detroit hospital

By Atlantic Records – Billboard, page 9, 15 July 1967, Public Domain, Link Sad news this morning about another music legend. Source: Aretha Franklin ‘gravely

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Top Trump Ally Suspends Campaign After Corruption Indictment

Trump claimed he would drain the swamp. Now the first member of Congress to endorse him is pulling out of his election following a corruption

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