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Flooding Outside FEMA’s 100-Year Flood Zones and Racial Inequality

When hurricanes and other extreme storms unleash downpours like Tropical Storm Beta has been doing in the South, the floodwater

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If Obamacare Goes Away, Here Are Eight Ways Your Life Will Be Affected

More than 10 years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act once more hangs in the balance. There have been

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“Truth Be Told: The Policies That Impacted Black Lives” New Exhibition Now Open at Muhammad Ali Center

Louisville, KY — As the call for racial justice and equality in America is louder now than ever before, the Muhammad

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2020 Debate Schedule Released It’s Clear Harris Improved Enthusiasm Gap for Biden Campaign

Democrats are enthusiastic about getting rid of Donald Trump. But a nagging issue regarding the Biden campaign keeps finding its

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Officers in Breonna Taylor Case Escape Indictment

After 194 days, months of protests, and a $12 million civil settlement, the family of Breonna Taylor did not receive

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Does It Again and Raises $1 Million in Support of HBCUs

“We did it, we did it again!” Dr. Glenda Glover, AKA International President and Chief Executive Officer shared with excitement

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U.S. Bank donates $5 million to local communities as part of Rebuild and Transform Fund

  The U.S. Bank Foundation fund addresses systemic economic and racial inequities in small business, housing and workforce advancement Minneapolis,

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How the Right Rigs Elections – GOP’s Tried-and-True Vote-Suppression Techniques

Is it really so hard? Voting, I mean — smooth democratic elections with all citizens able to easily cast their

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Warning from 50+ Progressive Writers and Activists Pen Open Letter Urging Vote for Biden

“It comes down to this. Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden. Vote for Biden at least in swing states—and urge others

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Addressing Racism and Discrimination Has Become a Top Priority for Latinos

Top Priority for Latinos On September 8, 2020 Latino Decisions and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund

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Tips for Living Online – Lessons From Six Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Valentine’s Day was sweet, spring break was fun, then… boom! COVID-19. Stay-at-home orders, workplace shutdowns, school closures and social distancing

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The Case of Biden Versus Trump – or How a Judge Could Decide the Presidential Election

Imagine the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Given the unprecedented number of mail-in votes this election, Americans may wake up

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

I Have a Felony Conviction. Can I Vote? Voting Rights Projects

While many states have some restriction on felon voting rights, most states restore the right to vote to people after they complete their sentences. In fact, up to 17 millionAmericans with past convictions can vote right now…

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Voter Resurgence 2020: Absentee Voting – Start Your Voting Efforts Today!

You can start your 2020 voting efforts today! If you want to vote with maximum social distancing, Absentee Voting (AV)

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Pandemic Can Not Stop NCCU CEAC Voter Efforts – A GDN Exclusive

On Saturday, August 8th, the National HBCU Alumni Foundation’s 6th Annual Leaders Conference Civic Engagement and Advocacy Committee (CEAC) Summit

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Teachey, NC Mayor Supports ACTC – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXVII

On November 5, 2019, history was made in the small, southwest Duplin County town of Teachey – population 431, size

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Alpha Kappa Alphas Celebrate 30 Years of Service Sigma Tau Omega Chapter – GDN Exclusive

It has been thirty years this month since the Sigma Tau Omega (STO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

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Yvonne Lewis Holley Vies to Make history as First Black NC Lieutenant Governor

A GDN Election 2020 Special When the smoke cleared after the March 3rd primaries two months ago, suddenly, the prospect

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The Future of Law Enforcement in North Carolina

The Future of Law Enforcement in North Carolina The recent protests demanding change in our current law enforcement policies to

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Courts and Chief Justices Around the Country Echo Chief Justice Beasley’s Call

I wanted to make sure you saw this article from the Wall Street Journal that was published over the weekend.

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Join GDN Via Zoom – For a Statewide Judicial Candidate Virtual Event

Join Us Via Zoom from the convenience and safety of your home. Tuesday, June 23 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm The

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NHCDP Town Hall With All Five Court Of Appeals Candidates

Court of Appeals Town Hall —  June 1st When: Monday, June 1st, 7 p.m. Where: Zoom Town Hall for all five Democratic

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Voter Education, Registration & Mobilization Resources

NC Voting Resources Confirm your voter registration: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ Online Voter Registration/ Adjust Current Registration: https://www.www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/online/Pages/voter-registration-application.aspx Requesting a NC Absentee Ballot

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Federal Lawsuit Filed Challenging Kentucky Requirements Putting Black Voters in Harm’s Way During Pandemic

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Kentucky and Covington

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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

Small Business Development Center Assists Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Small Business Development Center helps with business ownership and keeps existing businesses competitive in an ever-changing global marketplace.

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Common Anomaly: Business Basics and Fundamentals for Teens

In “Common Anomaly,” 16-year-old Evan White gives timely practical financial advice   Evan White is a teen finance wizard. At

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Partnership Seeks to Create More Lending Opportunities For Black-Owned Businesses

CDC Small Business Finance, the nation’s leading mission-based small business lender, and Capital Impact Partners, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sports

By Scoop Jackson
Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson’s essays explore the role that sports plays in American society and the hypocritical standards…

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

By Dr. DeGruy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society’s beliefs

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American Policing: A Culture of Violence in Minority Communities

Former LAPD detective and leading national expert Timothy T. Williams, Jr. dives deep into police procedure, use of force, and

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