Author: Stefi Mar

Historic Confirmation of Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr. Overcomes Blockade, Signals Milestone for Representation

With a rare display of bipartisan support in the Senate on Wednesday night, Air Force Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr. overcame a protracted obstruction by Alabama Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville to win confirmation as only the second Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military position in the United States.

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Book Censorship on the Rise in U.S. Libraries, ALA Reports a 20% Increase in Challenges in 2023

The assault on Black history and that of other minority groups in the U.S. have ramped up with the recent banning of books. The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has released alarming preliminary data indicating a significant surge in attempts to censor books, materials, and services across public, school, and academic libraries in the United States during the first eight months of 2023.

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