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Two Black High School Students Make History at Harvard University

Atlanta, GA — DJ Roman and Keith Harris, who are both high school students from Atlanta, recently led their team in

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Over 500 Black Authors Attended This Conference – Some Are Bestsellers!

Chicago, IL — From sold-out audiences in Detroit three years in a row, to packed rooms in both Atlanta and Charlotte, The

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Grandma Missing for 5 Days Found Alive by Her Grandson

Charlotte, NC — Sandra Adams, a 69-year old grandmother from North Carolina who was reported missing for five days, was found

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Facebook Hearing Is Only the First Step in Our Oversight and Legislative Process

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee

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U.S. House Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Use of Social Media to Spread Racist Messages

On July 16, the U.S. House voted 240-187 to condemn the racist language of Donald Trump in a series of

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Former NNPA Chairs Talk Yesterday, Today and the Future

The role of chairman of the board in any organization comes with responsibilities that require for the broadest of shoulders.

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Former NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell Reflects on the Black Press

“Can I tell you?”To hear those words means one of two things (or both): It means that Chicago and Gary

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How Immigrants Give American Companies a Powerful Boost

The ongoing trade war is the most visible front in America’s struggle with China for global influence. Oddly, it may

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Trump Levels Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color

President Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their ancestry. The

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Senate Staff Diversity Among Democratic Presidential Candidates

On July 11, 2019, the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus released diversity data on the U.S. Senate personal and committee office

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St. Joseph A.M.E.’s New Pastor Believes in Civic Engagement – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XVII

DURHAM, N.C. – He is the 31st pastor of St. Joseph African Methodist Episcopal Church, a predominately black church with

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NCCU Alumni Summit Focuses on “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XVI

When the National Historically Black College and Alumni Association’s Fifth Annual Alumni Leaders Conference convenes Saturday, August 3rd at North

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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

Male Nonprofit CEOs Earn More – but Problem Is Deeper Than Gender Pay Gap

Although about three out of every four Americans working for nonprofits are women, men hold a disproportional share of the highest-paid nonprofit jobs.

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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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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story

The host of AM Joy on MSNBC argues that President Trump’s administration is characterized by grift and venality that demeans the office and diminishes America.

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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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