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MLK-Themed Study Reveals States with the Most Racial Progress

To measure America’s progress in harmonizing racial groups, researchers measured the gaps between blacks and whites…

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Africans Urged to ‘Come Home’

I hear time and time again from black Americans who traveled to Africa about how connected they felt and how different they found…

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FILM REVIEW: “Glass” by Should M. Night Shyamalan Starring Samuel L. Jackson

Two hours and nine minutes roll by, and the film is about as frustrating as standing in a TSA line at the airport.

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Either Trump Cannot Make the ‘Deal’ or It Wants to Bring About a Crash

What Trump has decided to do is to shoot the dice with the lives of hundreds of thousands of federal workers in order to prove to his base…

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NAACP President Derrick Johnson Responds to Federal Judge Jesse Furman’s Ruling on the 2020 Census

The addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census only increases the likelihood of a substantial undercount of immigrant communities…

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Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

Small farmers that normally submit farm loan applications in December and January can’t submit loans at the moment. The shutdown will have a domino effect…

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COMMENTARY: Soft-core Lynching – Ever-Present Threat of Confrontation

Given the history of the relationship between African Americans and law enforcement, the appearance of the authorities brings with it the ever-present threat of confrontation.

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CBS Announces Election Coverage Team’s Attempt at Diversity an Epic Fail

The network is taking some serious heat for excluding African-Americans from its core team of on-the-ground reporters and producers set to cover the 2020 presidential campaign cycle…

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Award-Winning Actress Regina King Opens up About Sleeper Hit “If Beale Street Could Talk”

King talked about her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk” with more than a thousand faith leaders, community activists, sororities and fraternities and African-American news outlets on the line.

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Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Kamala Harris to Announce Run for President

The California Democrat, who promised reporters that she’d ponder the decision over the holidays, is now expected to make a formal announcement…

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump Shutdown is Jeopardizing Integrity of our Financial Markets

The Trump shutdown is jeopardizing the integrity of our financial markets and the hard-earned savings of millions of Americans. So, let’s end this Trump shutdown…

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U.S. Senator Tim Scott Critical of GOP on Racism and Rep. Steve King

When people with opinions similar to King’s open their mouths, they damage not only the Republican Party and the conservative brand but also our nation as a whole

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) Re-Introduces Legislation to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at Federal Reserve

Bringing greater diversity to the Federal Reserve will ensure that more perspectives are heard as major decisions are being made about our nation’s economic future…

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Shaw National Alumni President’s Perspective on “A Call To Colors” – GDN Exclusive, Vol. 2 Part III

Kalvin Wall indicated that Shaw’s national alumni association has not had its executive board meeting to fully flesh out “A Call to Colors” Phase II directives to local chapters as of press time, but fully expects to do that shortly.

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Dr. E. Lavonia Allison – Steeped in the Struggle for Justice – GDN Exclusive, Vol. 2 Part II

Few civil rights veterans have the eternal fire in their bellies for justice and equality like Dr. E. Lavonia Allison. And few have her undeniable track record of fighting for the Black community for well over 50 years.

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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

Eight Apps to Get Your Budget Right

Managing (and saving) money can seem like the ultimate chore. With each paycheck, we promise ourselves to get our finances in order, pay down debt and not make any of the bad spending decisions…

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IN MEMORIAM: Black Business Advocate Aubry L. Stone Remembered

He fought tirelessly to secure economic opportunities for African Americans throughout the state and beyond and now, after a long battle with cancer, he’s at rest.

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Supreme Court Hears Important Civil Forfeiture Case

An analysis by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that while federal forfeitures totaled $93.7 million in 1986, this revenue grew by more than 4,600 percent – to $4.5 billion a year – by 2014.

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

“The Other America: Poverty In the United States”

By Michael Harrington
“The poor are not like everyone else. They are a different kind of people. They think and feel differently; they look upon a different American than the middle class looks upon. They, and not the quietly desperate clerk or the harried executive, are the main victims of this society’s tension and conflict.”

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‘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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