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Dancin’ in the Park Summer Series Scheduled – a Free Fitness Celebration

Dancin’ in the Park will showcase dance styles like Zumba, line dancing, hip-hop, and more. The dynamic team of fitness instructors are skilled in working with diverse ages…

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Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press

However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers…

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My Enthusiasm and Commitment to Be Great Has Skyrocketed

One of my favorite parts during boot camp was being able to sit down at dinner and talk with Fonzworth Bentley and DJ Envy. They enlightened all of us on reasons to continue striving…

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Wilson Leads Letter on Proposed Cuts to Child Migrant Services

This administration has shown a disturbing disregard for the mental and physical health of children in its custody, who are spending weeks and often months in detention…

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Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records

“When They See Us” relays a jarring miscarriage of justice of five teens — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise…

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A Tale of Two Graduations – More Likely to Shoulder Student Debt

While the students are demographically different, one can hope that the call to “practice humanity” is one that will be heeded. It is, perhaps a sign of the times…

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Juneteenth: Freedom’s Promise Is Still Denied to Thousands of Blacks Unable to Make Bail

For hundreds of thousands of African-Americans stuck in pretrial detention – accused but not convicted of a crime, and unable to leave because of bail…

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Plastics Are Strangling the Planet, I Am Not Exaggerating

You have probably heard about islands of plastic (and other garbage) inhabiting our oceans. The impact of this is the dying off of entire segments of oceans.

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Fathers Need to Care for Themselves as Well as Their Kids – but Often Don’t

Our research has found that fathers can view health not in terms of going to the doctor or eating vegetables but how they hold a job, provide for their family…

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

ECSU Student Civic Engagement Ramping up for 2020 Elections – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part XV

Ramsey proudly touts what the campus NAACP does in promoting voting and voter registration drives at the beginning of the school year.

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Dear Candidates, During Election Season Here Is What Black People Want: Meaningful Engagement

andidates and their campaigns are comfortable talking at black people, but few want to talk to us. This limits our ability to influence their decisions and policies. And it’s a bad strategy…

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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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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

SMALL BIZ PROFILE: Cookiepreneur Megan Mottley

“In the beginning it was just about the fundraising, but people still were inquiring about the cookies,” Mottley said. “And eventually, after getting a huge corporate order, I decided to really consider the business.”

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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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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works

By Rucker C. Johnson
School integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful —  we must renew our commitment to integration for the sake of all…

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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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