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As Workers See Crumbs, Biggest Wall Street Banks Have Already Pocketed $2.5 Billion

As most Americans report that they have seen little to no paycheck boost thanks to the Trump-GOP tax cuts, the very biggest Wall Street banks are reporting quite the opposite: record profits.

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‘Total Failure of Governance’ by Trump: Blackout Deepens Puerto Rico Crisis

Wednesday’s blackout, as the AP noted, “occurred as Puerto Rico legislators debate a bill that would privatize the island’s power company, which is $14 billion in debt and relies on infrastructure nearly three times older than the industry average.”

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What’s Unconscious Bias Training, and Does it Work?

Unconscious bias training will not solve the whole problem. Discrimination has other causes that aren’t fully dealt with in this kind of training, such as explicit prejudice or policies that have disparate impacts on people of different races. Effective solutions will require multiple approaches…

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When the World Attacks You, Find Strength in Christ’s Power

I think Paul’s good news is that there is a place of refuge when the attack comes. He uses himself as a very good example to follow.If I surrender my weaknesses to the power of Christ and subjugate my will to that of the Lord’s will, then I become empowered to deal with whatever is thrown my way.

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Black Scholar and Activist Ron Walters Was a Genius, Donna Brazile Says

Donna Brazile called world-renowned scholar and activist Dr. Ronald Walters a genius … Dr. Chavis noted that the movements for Black Power and Black political leadership have evolved and that Dr. Walters’ writings gave recognition to the diversity within the Black community, but also called for unity.

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Egyptian-Inspired Swimsuits Beyonce’s Dancers Wore At Coachella, an Inspiring Story Too

From that moment, things changed for me. Although technically very broke, I was still working odd jobs and I started saving. If I got ten bucks it wasn’t just ten bucks… it was half a metre of printed fabric! Three dollars meant I could get myself a new packet of needles.

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Civic Engagement

Politics, Voting Rights, Legislation

Chair of HBCU Alumni Leadership Roundtable Endorses “Call to Colors” Part VI

Andrea Harris, Senior Fellow with the Durham-based Self-Help Credit Union, Chair of the HBCU Alumni Leadership Roundtable, and former president of the NC Minority Institute for Economic Development, supports a “Call to Colors”.

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Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29

The curriculum will be developed with guidance from several national and local experts confronting racial bias, including Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative…

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Taking Aim at Corporate Impunity, Sanders’ Bill Would Send Big Pharma Execs Behind Opioid Crisis to Jai

“We know that pharmaceutical companies lied about the addictive impacts of opioids they manufactured,” said Sanders. “They knew how dangerous these products were but refused to tell doctors and patients.

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Red State America’s Teacher Rebellion and Class Conflict – Lessons Learned

Nothing could be more at odds with a society that has learned to salute “winners” and give the back of the hand to “losers,” than the widening social sympathy sweeping through the schoolhouses of red state America.

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Despite the Racist, Xenophobic, and Dangerous Policies, N.J. Enacts Automatic Voter Registration

The developments in New Jersey is similar to an automatic voter registration measure in Maryland last month. Lawmakers in at least 15 other states have introduced automatic voter registration bills

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End Tax Breaks – Are Americans Winning on Tax Day, Common Good Faces Grim Future

It’s time to end tax breaks for the Koch brothers, wealthy CEOs and big corporations that shift profits offshore and outsource jobs. It’s time to end tax breaks for Big Pharma and greedy health insurance corporations.

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Economic Equity

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It’s time to Raise the Wage in NC – May 22, We Are Headed to Raleigh

State-wide coalition called Raising Wages NC, a broad, diverse group of working people and unions, community organizations, faith leaders, businesses, and policy advocates who all believe that all workers in NC deserve a living wage.

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Dee C. Marshall’s “Win Rock & Rule” Women Empowerment Inspires Action

Marshall said her heart is to motivate women to rise so “we can all go to the top together.” The event was a call to action for women to take a stand, which was why the theme this year was #AllRise.

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Bestselling Author Releases ‘Personal Credit Awareness’ Book for High School and College Students

Virtually no public-school system or college campus provides education to teens and young adults on the impact of good credit health and its major role in obtaining financial freedom in America.

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Black-Owned Candle and Vegan Skincare Joins Subscription Box Industry

Candle and vegan skincare company has announced the launch of its luxury candle + spa subscription box, giving subscribers access to  artisan candles and vegan bath & body products… To experience bliss, visit WickedFlame.com and get started with $10 off your first box with coupon code BLACKMAGIC.

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Program Helps African American and Low Income Students With College Admissions and Enrollment

Xcel Scholastic, an independent academic resource for families of college-bound high school students, offers academic advising for what many students and parents …

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Black Engineers and Technology Professionals to Convene in D.C.

HBCU Connect is offering black engineers and technology professionals in D.C. Maryland, and Virginia, the opportunity to network with other African American professionals in the area.

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Books of Knowledge

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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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Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism

By Will Willimon
By hearing black pain, naming white complicity, critiquing American exceptionalism/civil religion, inviting/challenging the church, and attending to African American pastors, this book helps pastors of white, mainline Protestant churches

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So You Want to Talk About Race

By Ijeoma Oluo
In “So You Want to Talk About Race”, editor at large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word.

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