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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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FILM REVIEW: The Farewell – Putting a Greater Focus on the Beginning and Not the End

That thing called life. Everyone goes through it, somehow putting a greater focus on the beginning and not the end.

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Breast Cancer Is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women

Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42% more

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Senate Democrats Survey Results Show More People of Color Hired, But Less Black Staff

WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Diversity and Inclusion Senior Fellow Dr. LaShonda Brenson is releasing

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NHRMC Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

 Wilmington, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center has received certification from DNV GL – Healthcare as a Comprehensive

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Could Black Philanthropy Help Solve the Black Student Debt Crisis?

When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse College, he

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The Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA): Providing Opportunities

The Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), a statewide trade association representing every facet of the Texas oil and natural

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Clark Atlanta University Hosts Mandela Washington Fellowship

25 young leaders from 19 African countries arrive at Clark Atlanta University for the sixth consecutive Mandela Washington Fellowship for

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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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