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Film “The Best of Enemies” – Taraji P. Henson Is Civil Rights Activist Ann Atwater from Durham, N.C.

Film centers on relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader reluctantly battling together for the desegregation of schools in Durham

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Community College Professors Fight Against Discrimination, Retaliation

At different times over the past five years, Frank J. Phillips, Marcia Pearl and Vincent Miles said they ran into a buzz saw of overt racism, prejudice, harassment and workplace hostility from primarily white superiors that led each of them to file suit in an effort to get redress.

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NNPA Leaders React to “Historic” Verdict in Laquan McDonald Case

The conviction of Jason Van Dyke could prove historic, but much more needs to be done to stem the tide of police shootings involving African Americans – Black citizens of Chicago are stunned that finally a Chicago policeman has been convicted of murder…

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“The Trial of the Century” From a Black Journalist’s View

“I couldn’t believe it was happening, but it was. A justice system that for decades was viewed as broken by thousands of Blacks and minorities had finally worked and convicted a Chicago police officer of killing a Black teenager.

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Irving ISD and Texas A&M Team to Offer Innovative Program – Free Dental Exams

… the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the percentage of children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years with untreated tooth decay is twice as high for those from low-income families (25 percent)

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White Privilege and Sexism Merge at the U.S. Supreme Court

As I sat in my hotel room in West Africa watching Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, I was reminded of what several Africans have said to me since the election of President Donald Trump

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Civic Engagement

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Waller County Elections Office Denies Rejecting Voter Registrations from Prairie View A&M Students

Eason said in recent weeks there has been confusion about students who live on campus not having the correct address for their precinct listed on their registrations, but she said the county had not mailed students notices about the issue.

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NAACP Monitoring Possible Voter Suppression Tactics in Georgia Gov. Race

We are seeing this type of voter suppression scheme attempted by a state official whose candidacy for the governorship produces an irremediable conflict of interest,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson.

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Straight Talk: Republican-Inspired Voter Suppression

Voting is the glue holding democracy together. However, the suppression of the vote only weakens democracy. Republicans make political prisoners of Crystal Mason, whereas they champion their own Republicans even when they commit voter fraud.

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Desperate Republicans Help GOP Candidate for Georgia Governor Commit Massive Purge of Voters

National grassroots group reported Secretary of State Brian Kemp—also the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate—to the Justice Department late Wednesday night for blatantly violating the Voting Rights Act in order to swing the upcoming election in his own favor.

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Senate Appoints Trump Pick Eric Dreiband to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

“…Mr. Dreiband lacks experience in many of the civil rights issues that fall under the Division’s jurisdiction – most importantly, voting rights, hate crimes, and police accountability,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA).

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Poll Worker Volunteer Dedicates Nearly 80 Years, Inspires All to Vote

Laura Wooten is on a mission. The 97-year-old’s desire is to see citizens exercise their civic duty by voting. This has been her mission for more than seven decades while working the election polls through the administrations of nearly 15 presidents…

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Economic Equity

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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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Tips For Overcoming ‘Hidden Growth Killers’ That Harm Your Business

A key part of any CEO’s or entrepreneur’s role is to make the “right” decisions, and then ensure they are enacted to advance the business. Yet their decisions and actions often miss the mark, frustrating the achievement of their aspirations.

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This Web Site Keeps Black Entrepreneurs Empowered and Inspired Like Never Before!

When Dante Lee, a 37-year old veteran entrepreneur, launched BlackBusiness.org a few years ago, his goal was simple. He wanted to create a blog that would inspire Black entrepreneurs with relevant news, success stories, and valuable resources.

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Pharmacy Program Offers Career Insights to Underrepresented Minorities

Designed to engage underrepresented minority (URM) high school students interested in science/ technology/ engineering/ math or healthcare careers, PharmDamentals featured a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with three MUSC pharmacy alumni…

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How Black Couples Are Stopping The Money Argument

Serena Williams is shedding light on a topic few know anything about. It is a form of domestic abuse called financial abuse. Reports indicate 99% of domestic abuse cases involve some sort of financial abuse.

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Experts Say Legacy of Discriminatory Policies and Practices Fuel Racial Disparities In Home Ownership Rates

The study says Federal regulators have reinforced the negative impacts of decades of discrimination “through inadequate enforcement of anti-discrimination laws…

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Books of Knowledge

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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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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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