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Ruby Ridge – 25 Years Since the Siege That Fired up the Radical Right

The standoff at Ruby Ridge claimed the lives of a federal agent, a 14-year-old boy, and a mother with a baby in her arms, though the man at the centre of the siege, Randy Weaver, never fired a shot in retaliation.

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How The “I Approve” Tagline Boosts Nasty Political Negative Ads

A campaign reform aimed at deflating negative campaign ads has had the opposite effect. Their paper, “How Encouraging Niceness Can Incentivize Nastiness: An Unintended Consequence of Advertising Reform” …

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Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” Stars and Creators Comment On Its Debut

I couldn’t describe that feeling before actually sitting down and watching that film and seeing yourself on screen, not just me personally, but people that look like me in power …

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African-American Male Engagement To Keep at Risk Black Men Out of Prison

Program will focus on building a support network for young Black men, who mostly do not have families to turn to or to guide them to stay out of trouble. Andrey Buley, the former safety director will be the one to lead the office.

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Black Historian Slams NBC’s Today Show for Fake Statue of Queen Nefertiti

Amid orchestrated fanfare, a reconstructed bust of the famous queen’s skull, designed by sculptress Elisabeth Daynes, was unveiled on the show. The queen is depicted as white!

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NRA Funding & Loopholes for Getting Guns, N.C. Republican Senators Rank 2nd

N.C.’s  two senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, both Republicans, are two of the top four recipients of NRA funding —  each having received $6,986,620 and $4,418,012

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Civic Engagement

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Encouraging Millennials to Vote for the Issues That Unite Them

Election experts from government, academia, and the private and nonprofit sectors will weigh in on important questions, including: What can the social sector do to improve voter turnout in the United States?

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Voter Mobilization for 2018 Midterm Elections – NAACP Announces Key Partnerships

The NAACP announced several key partnerships designed to expand the reach, impact and effectiveness of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations.

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Courts Ordering Consumers Be Arrested at the Bidding of Debt Collection Companies

The ACLU found courts in 26 states in which judges issued arrest warrants for alleged debtors at the request of private debt collectors.

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Trump ‘Blatantly Backs Gerrymandering’ in Call for GOP to Fight New Pennsylvania Maps

It’s not surprising that the most unethical president in American history would support partisan gerrymandering that erodes everyday people’s choice, voice, and vote.

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‘Cowardly’: With Students Present, Florida GOP Votes Down Motion to Consider Assault Rifle Ban

Most people would probably be ashamed to basically kill a gun control bill with teenage survivors in the room with them,” wrote GQ‘s Luke Darby. “But shame isn’t enough of an incentive …

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At White House Lie-In, Teens Call on Congress to ‘Protect Kids, Not Guns’

“We’re tired of hearing thoughts and prayers from Congress,” concluded one mother in an interview with the New York Daily News. “We want action from Congress.”

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Economic Equity

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Income and Wealth Inequality: 4 Economists Ponder What’s Ahead in 2018

The top 10 percent of Americans owned nearly three-fourths of overall wealth, and the bottom 40 percent had virtually no wealth …

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5 Factors That Fuel Income Inequality

Insidious structural and psychological factors that contribute to social and income inequality, often in spite of people’s best intentions.

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NAACP Calls for Greater Advocacy Against Gun Policies and Lobby

The NAACP issued the following statement today regarding the school shooting mass murder tragedy in Florida.

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How to Teach Your Children Social and Emotional Development

New teaching methods for better emotional development: professionals with advanced degrees are not necessarily equipped to help children with homework.

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Excellent Education, Let’s Take Back the Fight for Education Equality

All children deserve to get the tools they need to make their dreams come true. But high school dropouts typically don’t have them.

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Higher Health Risks for Low Income Black and Hispanic Graduates

African-Americans and Hispanic Americans seem resilient psychologically, it doesn’t mean that low-income stress dose not have health risks.

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Books of Knowledge

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“When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir”

By Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele’s
A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America―and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.

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

Jesmyn Ward – 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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