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Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health

Parents are often the first to recognize their children are struggling with mental health and behavioral issues. And they could be the best providers of mental health first aid

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Why Security Measures Won’t Stop School Shootings

Some security measures seem sensible, overall there is little empirical evidence that such security measures decrease the likelihood of school shootings. Surveillance cameras were powerless …

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10 Ways Parents, Communities and Schools Can Prevent School Shootings

I study the kind of aggressive childhood behavior that often predates school shootings. That research suggests what communities and families can start doing today to better protect children.

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Include “Us” – African American Women Move to End Workplace Discrimination

Some African American women may have been spared from the carnage of sexual harassment in the workplace, but many are being brutally assaulted by workforce discrimination …

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2018 Black CEO Conference “Winning Moves to Succeed in Business and Life”

Orrin Hudson, an international chess champion, teaches young people how to succeed at life by making the right moves at the 2018 Black CEO Conference.

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Solomon’s Shield Helps African Americans Facebook Live Police Officers Encounters

Solomon’s Shield is the brainchild of an African American Attorney and his partner to record police officers encounters . We understand the facts says Attorney Jarman III …

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Civic Engagement

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Here’s What Happened When Black Politicians Held Power

During the Reconstruction period after the U.S. Civil War, southern counties with black officeholders had a lower literacy gap between blacks and whites …

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How Much Did African-Americans Shape President Lincoln’s Views?

It broke new ground by arguing that African-Americans were not simply passive recipients of Lincoln’s benevolence, but shaped his attitudes …

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Raising Questions About Citizen Input in Government Contracts

There’s been a lot written on how citizens shape public programs, but less is known about services contracted out to an outside entity.

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Tracking Tool Shows Fines for Corporate Misconduct Have Plummeted Under Trump

America’s largest corporations profited immensely from President Trump’s actions, from his deregulatory bonanza to his $1.5 trillion tax cut.

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Republican Ideology – Forget Trump… His Party Is the Problem Now

Republican ideology – Trump is not a deviation; he is their fullest flowering. He is not the party’s nightmare. He is its id, the manifestation of its darkest impulses.

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Igniting Power in Democracy Crisis – Do You Have What it Takes?

Democracy is the only approach to governance that can bring forth the best in us while keeping the worst in check.

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Economic Equity

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Gerry McCants Proposes Economic Equity Agenda for The NC NAACP

Gerry McCants says the African-American community must become more aggressive  strengthening businesses, and building healthy partnerships to improve economic opportunities.

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Historic Thousands That Gathered in Raleigh, Despite the Rain

Yesterday’s delegation of resisters shall come to recognize we have a collective soul that will not perish.  A soul that will rise in triumph over every obstacle cast in our path …

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NNPA Foundation Chair Touts the Virtues of the Black Press

Ashley-Ward sees the Black Press as vital to African Americans and the NNPA will also be necessary “as long as we have racism and sexism in our country,” she said. “We tell the stories …”

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“Fair Play Charter” Aimed at Rooting Out Bias in the Ad Industry

The Fair Play Charter was issued in response to perceived “no Hispanic”/“no urban” directives in the media-buying process …

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20/20 Investment Club Launches Women’s Empowerment Initiative

20/20 Investment Club has launched Campaign INSPIRE!, a national women’s empowerment initiative designed to celebrate the power of unity at a critical time in our nation’s history.

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Well-Known Companies That You Probably Didn’t Know Have Black CEOs

Thanks to several diversity initiatives, there are quite a few Black CEOs that run major, well-known companies. Here are just just a few …

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Books of Knowledge

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Sing, Unburied, Sing – An Intimate Portrait of a Family and an Epic Tale of Hope

Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power of family bonds.

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The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press

By Professor Gerald Horne – For nearly fifty years, the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (ANP) fought racism at home and grew into an international news organization abroad. At its head stood founder Claude Barnett …

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John Hope Bryant – The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation

By John Hope Bryant – Rising up from economically disadvantaged circumstances, Bryant teaches readers five rules that lay the foundation for achieving financial freedom.

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