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Mental Health Awareness Matters – Real-World Issues That Need Our Focus

It can become a bigger issue when it’s affecting your everyday life and you believe what you’re feeling is true. Anxiety, bi-polar disorder, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, and more…

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NNPA Makes Plans for the Future During Informal Gathering in Houston

Though it was not an official board of directors meeting, the two-day planning session and retreat in Houston included NNPA executive board members: NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards…

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Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

On a daily basis, we grapple with domestic terrorism and state sanctioned violence in the guise of white supremacy–all under the watch of one of the racist administrations since the Jim Crow era.

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Bring National Civil Rights and Mental Health Advocates to Galveston

News of the arrest of Donald Neely spread like wildfire, after a couple of shocking photos appeared on social media showing two White, uniformed Galveston Mounted Patrol Officers…

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Another Black Man Targeted, Tasered and Beaten by Police

Slightly before midnight on the evening of July 6th, an unarmed Black man, Kedrick Crawford, 45, is seen on camera being unsuspectingly and undeservedly assaulted by Baytown Police officers…

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New Coalition of Major Black and Brown Grassroots Organizations Respond to Justice Reform Plans

“We will continue pushing both Democrats and Republicans to engage communities through a people’s process that recognizes directly impacted people as the policy experts on justice transformation…

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After Five Years, Officer Who Chokes Eric Garner to Death Finally Fired

In his August 19 announcement, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said he expects rank and file officers to be upset with him for firing Pantaleo. “If I was still a cop, I would probably be mad at me.”

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5 Tips for College Students to Avoid Burnout – Stress-Related State of Exhaustion

Parts of college are simply stressful and difficult. But in the end, graduation from college remains economically beneficial. Additionally, the knowledge and skills you gain while in college…

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Organic Food Health Benefits Have Been Hard to Assess, but That Could Change

In 2015, Miles McEvoy, then chief of the National Organic Program for USDA, refused to speculate about any health benefits of organic food, saying the question wasn’t “relevant” to the National Organic Program.

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

How Democrats Can Win Back Labor Unions and the Workers They Represent in 2020

The 2016 presidential election revealed just how much that has changed. Hillary Clinton lost in key battleground states like Michigan and Wisconsin in part because she took labor support for granted.

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The Divine Nine Models For Civic Engagement – A GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XIX

“We encourage you to be civic-minded and be active in the community before you even join any of our [D9] organizations,’ “Brent said, she went on to explain that most D9 members began their careers at the HBCU level.

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Memphis Women’s Political Caucus Debuts With Election-Season Focus

Described as a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting women who seek elected and appointed offices at all levels of government…

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The NC NAACP Model – A GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XVIII

Alston says what Publisher Peter Grear and Greater Diversity News (GDN) are trying to accomplish with “A Call to Colors” is very similar to the mission of the NC NAACP.  August 3rd “A Call to Colors” Summit received high marks on its presentations.

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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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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

Mixtroz Wins Women’s Business Enterprise Council South Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Awards recognize those newer woman-owned companies that evidence a strong growth trajectory, but also have a proven track record of innovation, extraordinary service provision…

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Reform Alternative Business Lending Practices to Protect Small-Business Owners

In my three decades representing parts of New York City in the House of Representatives, expanding economic opportunities for underserved

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500+ Expected in Baltimore for First-Ever Expo to Re-Ignite a New Civil Rights Movement for Black Workers

Maryland Senator Cory McCray, Carmen Berkely, Bill Fletcher, Steven Pitts, UFCW Robin Williams join line-up of speakers, workshops, Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

By Janet Dewart Bell
In Lighting the Fires of Freedom Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on women’s all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement. Through wide-ranging conversations with nine women, several now in their nineties with decades of untold stories…

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New Educational Model: ‘Why Sammy Still Can’t Read: A Service Delivery Model for Creating a Culture of Reading’

By Leroy McClure to his brother, Sam
Reading is a fundamental element of learning, but not everybody has that skill. Two authors with experience in education want to change that and have released a new book to help make that happen. The book was inspired by personal experience.

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‘Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II’

By Sandra M. Bolzenius
An enlightening read, Glory in Their Spirit examines a little-known history of the war. The Fort Devens strike serves as a reminder…

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