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Class and Race in the Royal Family: “Dido” Elizabeth Belle and the Lady Elizabeth Murray

“Dido” Elizabeth Belle was a bi-racial woman born into slavery in 1761 in the West Indies, the daughter of a slave woman, Maria Belle and a British career naval officer, John Lindsay, who was stationed there.

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England’s First Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte Born 1744

She married George III of England on September 8, 1761, at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, London, at the age of 17 years of age becoming the Queen of England and Ireland. The Royal couple had fifteen children, thirteen of whom survived to adulthood.

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The Winners of the 2018 Billboard Music Awards – The Full List of Winners

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards are here. With Kelly Clarkson hosting, the 2018 BBMAs hit the MGM Grand Las Vegas on Sunday (May 20) and saw everyone from Taylor Swift to Shawn Mendes to BTS to BBMA Icon Award winner Janet Jackson in attendance.

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Constitutional Crisis Ahead as DOJ Bows to Trump Demand for Probe into FBI

Responding to President Donald Trump’s demand on Sunday that the Justice Department launch a probe into whether his 2016 campaign was unlawfully surveilled by the FBI for “political purposes”—a claim the president has made repeatedly…

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Students Detained for Peacefully Protesting Outside Paul Ryan’s Office After Texas School Shooting

“One arrest, four arrests, a thousand arrests isn’t going to stop us until no more children are dying in their schools because of unnecessary guns in the hands of wrong people.”

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NAACP Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas…

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Civic Engagement

Politics, Voting Rights, Legislation

Trump Talks Impeachment, Criticizes Maxine Waters in Michigan Speech

“We have to keep the House, because if you listen to Maxine Waters—she goes around saying, ‘We will impeach him. We will impeach him,’” Trump said at the rally. “Then people said, ‘But he hasn’t done anything wrong.’”

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GDN Exclusive Part VIII: The Divine-Nine Evolution:  An AKA Speaks Hands-On-Leadership

Remedies are needed to keep us engaged and moving forward. Our symptoms are barely being treated but a cure is on the horizon. We might say that cures come from positive motivation toward negative issues…

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‘The Nation’ Launches Black On Campus In Partnership With the Anna Julia Cooper Center of Wake Forest University

Black on Campus allows participants to develop professional skills as they document the experiences of black college students and report on issues of national consequence.

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Bannon Promoted ‘Culture War’ to Suppress Black Voters: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

Bannon, a former Cambridge Analytica vice president, “saw cultural warfare as a means to create enduring change in American politics,” testified Christopher Wylie … Information about millions of Facebook users ended up in Cambridge Analytica’s hands.

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GDN Exclusive: President of College Democrats of North Carolina Supports “Call To Colors” Part VII

“Civic engagement is the responsibility of every American citizen,” Easterling said regarding working with nonpartisan groups like the NC NAACP, Divine Nine and others regarding voter registration on college campuses.

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‘Deliberately Cruel’ Assault on Rights, Trump’s DHS Plans to Detain Immigrant Children on Military Bases

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly evaluating three locations to be used to house thousands of children who are expected to cross the border—with and without parents and guardians.

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Economic Equity

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The Hits Keep Coming: Office of the Comptroller of Currency Fines Wells Fargo $500 Million

As federal agencies expand their investigation into the business practices of Wells Fargo & Company, the fines and penalties for the financial services institution, with $1.9 trillion in assets, continue to rise.

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Janelle Wood and the Black Mothers Forum are Champions of Parental Engagement

“We, as Black mothers, will no longer remain silent while our children are blatantly disrespected, threatened, harassed, intimidated, provoked, neglected and set up to fail through policies, disciplinary practices…”

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State Medicaid Waiver Requirements Disproportionately Affect Communities of Color

We have long known that imposing such requirements will force people off the rolls, and that those who are forced to work, but are not able to do so, will see their health decline.

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Entrepreneur Shares His Secrets on How to Generate Passive Income Online

Half of the world’s population – that is an astounding 3.7 billion people – browse the web on a daily basis. That means there is great potential to make money online by providing goods or services…

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This Entrepreneur Just Launched a $36 Million Fund to Invest in Black Women Founders

Investing money, time, resources, access, belief into all people of color, and women in the US is not something that should be looked at as doing us a favor.

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‘The Time for Single-Payer Is Now’: Countering Corporate Lies, Doctors Run Ad Providing the Facts About Medicare for All

The full eight-page publication—which features articles from doctors explaining how a single-payer system would be more cost-effective and provide far better care…

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Books of Knowledge

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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

By Monique Morris
Just 16 percent of female students, Black girls make up more than one-third of all girls with a school-related arrest. The first trade book to tell these untold stories.

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Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It

By Dr. Dambisa Moyo
In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability, and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today.

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Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

By Shomari Wills 
By telling the little-known stories of six pioneering African American entrepreneurs, Black Fortunes makes a worthy contribution to black history, to business history, and to American history.

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