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Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson Puts Focus on Social Status of Black Men and Boys

It’s not easy being black and male in America. Despite historic gains made in the last 50 years, black males from all walks of life continue to face challenges and hardships…

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Prostate Screening Is a Must; Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. African-American men are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer…

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Report Shows Most Homeless People in L.A. Are African-American

People come here from other states, and they’re sleeping in their car, and they have to figure out how to make ends meet…,” said a veteran and former homeless individual.

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Biblical Silence About Slavery Leaves Lasting Questions Today

‘By the mid 19th Century, the majority of slaves had been introduced to Christianity, although most still could not read the Bible based on illiteracy and the fact…

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SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Is a Poor Fix for a Problematic Test

The College Board sees a need for an “adversity score” is a tacit admission that the SAT isn’t fair for all students – will the new score capture the challenges

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Memorial Day: NNPA Celebrates Profiles in Courage 365 Days Each Year

Today, our nation proudly honors the sacrifices of its heroes. “From the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient to current day Soldiers, individuals have made their mark…

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West Point Set to See Record Number of Black Women Graduate

A record number of black women graduate this spring. The group of 34 female African American graduates is the largest in history according to the prestigious military academy, following last year’s 27.

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Black Billionaire Robert Smith Pays Off Student Loan Debt of 400 Morehouse Students

Smith’s graduation gift is one that will allow graduates of one of the most storied all-male historically Black college to start their careers with no student loan debt.

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Prevent Long Hot Summer of Violence in America

We should not wait for another one of our hero’s to be killed before we stand up to take action to prevent this plague of violence from continuing. Nipsy was a great example…

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

The Key to Representative Democracy? Persuasion

I am lucky enough these days to be in regular touch with young people — students — who are interested in public service. I find hope in their quality, energy, and motivation, and they press me to think more deeply…

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Alpha Phi Alpha President, Everett Ward, Pushes Voter Mobilization Efforts – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part XIV

The time is now for historically black Greek organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council to claim their important roles in nonpartisan voter registration, education, and ultimately mobilization.

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Why Florida’s New Voting Rights Amendment May Not Be as Sweeping

Florida used to have the nation’s strictest disenfranchisement law for people convicted of crimes classified as felonies. In most states, voting rights are automatically restored after a person…

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Historically Black Colleges Seek Path Forward in Tighter US College Market

Total collegiate enrollment in 2017 was only 19.8 million, which represents a 5.7 percent decline from 2010. HBCU enrollment has dropped a bit faster, falling to 298,000, which represents an 8.6 percent overall decline….

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Dr. Barber Says Student Civic Engagement Is Essential – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part XIII

With the 2020 elections just around the corner, harnessing the power of the black student vote is critical, observers say, in determining the future of this nation.

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Automatic Voter Registration Laws Transform How People Register to Vote

In the past five years, 15 states have adopted automatic voter registration (AVR). These registration increases are found in big and small states…

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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

State Housing Finance Agencies Boost Hopes for Finding Affordable Homes, Apartments

According to Stockton Williams, executive director of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), in 2017 alone, state HFAs provided $28 billion…

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Ripe with High Paying Opportunities for Minorities

We expect that in this workforce of future, African Americans and Latinos will supply almost 40 percent…

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Meet the ‘Doctor’ Who Helps Black Entrepreneurs Go Viral

Dante Lee is not a medical doctor, but he is known and well-respected as a Revenue Doctor™. That’s because he is a marketing genius…

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

Loving You, Thinking of You, Don’t Forget to Pray: Letters to My Son in Prison

By Jacqueline Jackson
Jacqueline Jackson promised her son, Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., that she would write him every day during his incarceration…

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Uplifting, Inspiring Memoir of Nigeria’s Youngest Female Presidential Candidate

By Eunice Atuejide
Eunice Atuejide’s ‘The Girl Who Said ‘I Can!’’ is a profound story and fierce beacon of hope, retelling the life story of a woman who rose from the depths of poverty…

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Life-Long Educator Authors Book on Leadership

By Dr. Jennifer Wimbish
First African American president of Cedar Valley College (CVC), of the Dallas County Community College District, in her recently released book “Leadership Wisdom For All Generations”…

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