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Rep. Bennie Thompson Wins Efforts to Make Medgar Evers Home National Monument

Because of the work of Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the Evers’ house at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, will now become a national historic landmark.

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African American Rape Victim Awarded $1 Billion Dollar Settlement

At least 40 to 60 percent of Black teenage girls experience sexual abuse … for one victim who reports the assault, about 15 do not speak…

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Fayetteville State University Staff Member Cited for Doctoral Dissertation

AABHE will honor Moore with a cash award, one-year complimentary membership to AABHE, and complimentary registration for the 2019 Annual Conference…

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Steps Companies Can Take to Improve Mental Health in Workplace

A report from the 2018 Mental Health in the Workplace Summit showed that more people miss work due to stress and anxiety than for physical illness or injury.

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FBI Surveillance of Black Activists Called “Black Identity Extremists”

Weaponizing surveillance against racial justice activists was wrong in the past, and it has no place in our present. Add your name now to demand that the FBI stop…

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Link Between Aggressive Policing and Lower Educational Attainment by African American Youth

New study – The “Broken Windows” theory of policing, applied in New York and other major American cities since the early ‘90s, has been credited…

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We Need More Teachers of Color, but Tests Keep Them out of the Classroom?

Students of color seldom see teachers who look like them. This is because many aspiring teachers of color are pushed out of the profession…

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White Nationalism, Born in the USA, Is Now a Global Terror Threat

Nationalist terror is a danger to the domestic security of the United States and, evidence shows, a global terror threat that endangers the very nature of global democratic society.

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Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

“I’m excited that this is by us, for us and there’s going to be a lot of great content that reflects our lifestyle,” said Michelle Rice, the general manager at Cleo TV, who joined cast members…

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Voter Suppression a Lasting Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

“In Federalist No. 54, James Madison wrote about the chief concern of the representation of slaves concerning taxation and representation,” said Maxim Thorne

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Board of Elections: IDs at 12 UNC Campuses Don’t Comply With Voter Law

Identification cards for students at most of the University of North Carolina system campuses fell short of qualifications set in state law to comply with a new photo voter identification…

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Congressman Bobby Scott Spearheads Two Important Bills

The congressman’s comments and the advancement of the Rebuild America’s School Act comes as a new report revealed that white school districts receive $23 billion…

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St. Augustine SGA: From Protest to Proactive – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part VI

When Dr. Everett Ward, president of St. Augustine’s University (SAU), lauded Greater Diversity News’ (GDN) civic engagement campaign, “A Call to Colors” last June, he said, “…

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House and Senate Introduce Bill to ensure Insurance Coverage for Abortion

“The EACH Woman Act ensures that every woman is empowered to make critical decisions about her own pregnancy – and has coverage for all pregnancy-related.

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From Protest to Proactive: SHAW University SGA – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part V

For the past year, graduating senior Ryan Wright has proudly served as Student Government Association (SGA) President at Shaw University in Raleigh, and by all measures, he has led with dedication and distinction.

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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

Jobs Report Shows What ‘African Americans Have to Lose’ Under Trump

William Spriggs, a chief economist at the AFL-CIO and professor in the department of Economics at Howard University said since reaching a low of 6 percent in November…

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The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Creates Opportunity Zones to Spur Economic Development

Opportunity Zones have the potential to address many of the country’s most vexing economic problems, notes Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty International.

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CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month

The federal agency with a designated mission to provide consumer financial protection took an about-face to protect predatory lenders instead of consumers on February 6…

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

From one of America’s most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.
By Kamala Harris

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Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing

By William Barber II, Liz Theoharis, Richard H. Lowery
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II has been called “the closest person we have to Martin Luther King Jr. in our midst” (Cornel West) and “one of the most gifted organizers and orators in the country today”.

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“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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