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Claretta Bellamy

Claretta Bellamy is a fellow for NBC News.

Claretta Bellamy is a fellow for NBC News.

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8d ago

What happened when a Black Tennessee town faced a state takeover

When Mason, Tennessee, faced losing its ability to govern its own finances in a fight with white state officials earlier this year, doing so brought a

Tyler Perry wants his Atlanta film studio to impact future generations

Filmmaker, actor and studio owner Tyler Perry has found success in his career, and says he’s motivated to keep going by the people who work for him and the
23d ago

How one Black leader sees trademarking Juneteenth as protection of Black culture

Black business owner Mario Bowler Sr. is in the final process of trademarking Juneteenth for his business Juneteenth Joy, which celebrates Black culture.
30d ago

NRA convention in Houston met with fiery protest co-organized by Black Lives Matter

Houston’s 90-degree weather could not stop crowds of people from protesting outside the National Rifle Association’s 151st annual convention on Friday, just

Amanda Gorman writes poem after school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

The poet Amanda Gorman used the power of words to illustrate the harsh reality of living in the U.S. amid the onslaught of mass shootings: “The truth is, one
33d ago

Walmart 'reviewing' Juneteenth themed ice cream product amid growing backlash

Walmart says it is reviewing its Juneteenth-themed ice cream following backlash online, and "will remove items as appropriate,” the company says.
39d ago

Tops employees recount horror of Buffalo shooting as some remain determined to reopen for community

Fragrance Harris Stanfield, a customer service lead at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, had just finished ringing up a customer Saturday when she heard
39d ago

Buffalo’s Tops, where racist gunman attacked, is a lifeline in a Black community’s food desert

Tops was the only accessible supermarket on the east side of Main Street, where more than 80 percent of the residents are Black and the median household income is less than $20,000.
44d ago

Kevin Samuels’ death raises a simmering debate between Black men and women

Wearing his signature glasses, suit and tie, Kevin Samuels casually sat in his chair talking to a single 35-year-old Black mother who called in to his popular Y
46d ago

Black women carry higher student debt. They hope forgiveness can ease the burden.

Sherita Brown's parents both earned college and technical school degrees. Still, they could not afford to pay for her college education when the time came.