Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

Top 11 Black-to-School Scholarships For African American Students in 2018/ 2019

All students typically need some form of financial aid, but African American students have always had more of a need especially when they are coming from low income and unprileged areas.

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City of Boston Appoints First Ever Black Police Commissioner

Gross is a proven leader who is trusted and respected in the community and by his colleagues in the Boston Police Department,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am proud to appoint him as the first African American Police Commissioner for the City of Boston.

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The First Black-Owned Vocational Training School in the Country Will be Auctioned Off

Professor Dillon appealed to the local board to buy a machine, and to make cement blocks. After securing the machine he implored black people in the area to supply labor. They made 40,000 cement blocks…

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Disabled Black Plumber Releases Memoir About Discrimination That He Faced for Hiring Minorities

Buffalo, NY — Sherman Turner’s gripping memoir, Unforgettable ‘Memoir’: God Remember Me, describes his experience as an African American plumber who faced

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Makes Historic Visit to the U.S. to Build Economic and Cultural Bridges

The crowd listened quietly as Abiy said that Ethiopia has always been a beacon of freedom and pride for Africa historically and when nearly all of Africa suffered under colonialism.

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Black Entrepreneur Launches “Millionaire Mentorship Show” Podcast That Changes Lives

Can you image having access to a millionaire with experience, resources, and a heart of gold? Well, now you have, through Dr. Herbert Harris, the accessible Millionaire Mentor.

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Latest Headlines

Breaking News & Editorials

Black Entrepreneurial Couple to Teach New “Couples in Business” Webinar

“My husband and I paid off $50,000 in debt and are now living our dream. It’s one of my passions to teach creative entrepreneurs how to create income part-time,” comments Renee Hughes, who is co-founder of the program and a Personal Development Business Coach.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Why Do We ‘Write Blank Checks for War’ But ‘Our Pockets Are Empty’ When It Comes to Medicare for All?

She pointed to a recent Koch Brothers-funded study that spectacularly backfired for the right-wing oil barons by demonstrating that such a system would not only cover everyone but also save $2 trillion over a decade.

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Backfire for Koch Brothers as Survey Shows Americans Actually Want Free College, $15 Minimum Wage, and Medicare for All

The Intercept‘s report on the survey follows a Koch-funded analysis targeting Medicare for All, which—in another embarrassing moment for the brothers—found that instituting such a healthcare system in the United States…

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California Lawmakers Warned: Back Net Neutrality or “Feel Constituents’ Wrath”

“California assembly-members won't get a second chance and they need to decide immediately to either side with the public or be willing to pay the price for catering to big telecoms.”

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Former President Barack Obama Announces First Wave of Midterm Endorsements

“I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates—leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent,” Obama said in a statement. “I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country…”

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We Have to Get Real about the Achievement Gap between Black and White Students

The most recent “Building a Grad Nation” report from America’s Promise Alliance says that, “Twenty-three states have Black-White graduation rate gaps larger than the national average, including five states…

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

By Ari Berman
The initial success of the Voting Rights Act in increasing minority voter registration is striking and impressive: In the ­decades after Johnson signed the act, black voter registration in the South soared…

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Expand, Don’t Restrict, Voters’ Access to the Polls

Over the course of our history, we’ve expanded the franchise from the sole preserve of white male property owners to most all citizens 18 and older — regardless of race, gender, or wealth.

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Charlottesville Struggles with Race, History and Survival

Anti-racism protesters bristled when a phalanx of state troopers, local police, hovering helicopters, and at one point, National Guardsmen with rifles and armored vehicles, flooded the corner of Fourth…

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What Harvard Can Learn From Texas: A Solution to the Controversy Over Affirmative Action

Opponents charge that taking into account an applicant’s race or ethnicity amounts to “reverse discrimination.” Supporters recognize that disadvantaged minorities have been losing ground…

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Why Native Americans Struggle to Protect Their Sacred Places

While Congress created the American Indian Religious Freedom Act to provide “access to sacred sites,” it has been open to interpretation. Native Americans still struggle to protect their sacred lands.

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As a Young Reporter, I Went Undercover to Expose the Ku Klux Klan

We exposed Duke as the con man who’d bluffed his way into a run of free publicity to spew is pro-white nonsense – a transparently perverse message that somehow has regained currency today.

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights (Perspectives on a Multiracial America)

By Jessie Daniels 
In this exploration of the way racism is translated from the print-only era to the cyber era the author takes the reader through a devastatingly informative tour of white supremacy online. The book examines how white supremacist organizations have translated their printed publications onto the Internet.

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A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools

By Rachel Devlin
“Before reading A Girl Stands at the Door I would have imagined that nothing new could be said about the struggle to desegregate schools—and I would have been wrong. Rachel Devlin has uncovered a neglected history of how parents and, importantly, children braved rejection, hostility, even assault to insist on their right to a decent education.

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What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

By Michael Eric Dyson
The fraught conflict between conscience and politics – between morality and power – in addressing race hardly began with Clinton. An electrifying and traumatic encounter in the sixties crystallized these furious disputes.

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