A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.
Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the conditions on the ground and the latest developments in the deadly historic Houston flooding.
Al Roker apologized after tweeting a smiling selfie during the historic flooding in South Carolina over the weekend.
At least seven people are dead due to record-breaking rain and floods in South Carolina that also cut power to 20,000 homes.
FROM USAToday.com: Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International remained closed to flights through noon CT today after a deluge of rain left some of the airport’s runways under standing water. More than a half foot of rain fell in the Milwaukee area on Thursday, causing widespread flooding throughout the city.
Major flooding has hit Nashville, Tennessee hard, resulting in serious damage across most of the city. Homes, grocery stores, hospitals, schools and historic venues like the Opryland Hotel and Ryman Auditorium are surrounded by water.
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