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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Stacey Abrams: ‘It ain’t Over until it’s Over’

By Thursday, two days after Republican Brian Kemp declared victory, Abrams is still calling for every vote to be counted and she’s hoping that the results will at least be enough for a runoff, if absentee ballots don’t push her over the top altogether.

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The 19 Female Judges Making History in Texas

It is the largest number of black women seen on the ballot in Harris County … Their victory adds to the long lists of firsts across the nation, with the most diverse range of candidates ever elected to Congress, including 111 women.

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Voters Kill Remnants of Jim Crow in Florida and Louisiana

A long overdue reckoning with America’s post-slavery subjugation of black people unfolded in Florida and Louisiana on last Tuesday, as voters threw out vestiges of the post-Reconstruction Jim Crow era.

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Midterm Wave: A Historic 10-Point Jump in Turnout Among Young People

Voter turnout among 18 to 29-year-olds in the 2018 midterm elections was 31 percent, according to a preliminary estimate by The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.

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How Many Women Does It Take to Change a Broken Congress?

Our research confirms these findings. In one 2017 study on leadership styles, we found that women are more likely to use inclusive “both/and” thinking, meaning they see conflict and tensions as opportunities for input rather than problems.

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Constitutional Crisis Is Here: Mueller at Risk and Free Press Attacked ‘Entering Dangerous New Phase’

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who is set to become chair of the House Judiciary Committee next year, declared in a statement on Wednesday that “this is a constitutionally perilous moment…”

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Latest Headlines

Breaking News & Editorials

NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith’s Hanging Comments “Sick”

To envision this degenerate type of comment during a time when Black people, Jewish People and immigrants are still being targeted for violence by White nationalists is hateful and hurtful…

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Colorado Votes to Abolish Slavery, Finally

The Secretary of State’s Office said the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution received 65 percent of the votes already counted. “The margin is such that there is no doubt,” Lynn Bartels, a spokeswoman…

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African Diaspora Film Festival Takes on “Who is Black in America?”

The popular festival, which showcases black filmmakers, actors, directors and producers all over the world, runs from Friday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 9, at venues that include Teachers College at Columbia University…

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Voters of Color Won’t Always Save You If You Don’t Invest In Them

Campaigns cannot simply rely on the charity of Black-led organizations. They must invest in Black voters and other voters of color, long-term and from the roots up.

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November 27 the Moral Fight for Our Democracy and Our Power Continues

We are grateful today to all of you who overcame barriers placed in your path— personal and structural— to express your voice in this historic election! Democracy is a practice. It is only realized through the expression of the people’s will. All roads lead to Raleigh ‪on November 27 as we prepare for this usurper General Assembly…

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Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State – NAACP Statement

Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp is stepping down from his post as Georgia secretary of state, effective on Thursday. Kemp’s move comes as he remains locked in a close race  against Democrat Stacey Abrams, which national outlets have yet to call.

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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

What if Black Professional Athletes Respected Black Economic Empowerment?

Oh, what a wonderful world this would be for Black communities throughout our nation. We, as a people, have over $1.3 trillion (T) in annual spending. However, our Black-owned businesses account for over $183 billion.

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Three Tips For Finding Your Career Passion And Running With It

Abby Sutton didn’t know it yet, but her career plans were fated to veer off in a new direction the moment she signed up for a college class in Russian fairy tales. Sutton is now an account strategist for Google.

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Handful of Billionaire Families Grab Nation’s Wealth for Themselves, New Report Details How

“Because of changes in tax law and aggressive use of trusts and tax dodges, we are now witnessing a resurgence of dynastic inherited wealth,” Collins of IPS observed in an op-ed for Common Dreams on Tuesday.

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The State of Lending in Communities of Color

New research that measures how well banks serve communities found that America’s access to banking expanded from 2015 to 2017 – except when it comes to more than 53 million Black and Latinix consumers or others with low incomes or less education.

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New Book Revealing the Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship

Curtis said: “I’m here to share the strategies to take action to create a thriving business that will provide lifestyle and financial independence.”

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Fails to Forgive

As of June 2018, more than 1.2 million student loan borrowers requested to be certified, with 890,000 ultimately certified eligible. 28,000 applied for loan forgiveness, thinking that they had met the 10- year payment and employment requirements.

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ Still Speaks to Nation’s Racial Discord, 50 Years Later

By Anne Moody
A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years later, the book still commands a wide readership.

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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

By Carol Anderson
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling–and timely–history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.

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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

By Patrick Phillips
Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers and field hands, tradesmen, servants, and children.

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