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Houston Forward Times’ Karen Carter Richards Continues the Work of Her Trailblazing Parents

Through dedication to her parents’ legacy, Carter Richards has helped cement the Houston Forward Times as the South’s largest Black-owned, independently published newspaper.

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NAACP on the Civil Rights Front Lines: Trump’s War against Civil Rights

The NAACP, alongside members of the Congressional Black Caucus, gathered on the steps of Capitol Hill to demand a halt of the Trump administration’s continued attempts to force Thomas Farr—a known racist with ties to the late segregationist Senator Jesse Helms…

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This is America: Black Clergy Jailed and Shackled for Supreme Court Prayer Protest

On June 12, 2018 nine faith leaders were shackled and held for 27 hours after being arrested for praying at the Supreme Court. The multicultural group of men and women are part of Rev. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign.

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Multiracial Congregations Have Nearly Doubled, But They Still Lag Behind the Makeup of Neighborhoods

The percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States nearly doubled from 1998 to 2012, with about one in five American congregants attending a place of worship that is racially mixed…

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Gov. Cooper Signs Build NC Into Law to Improve Transportation Infrastructure

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the Build NC Bond Act of 2018, a new financing tool sought by his administration to help expedite critical highway projects.

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The Fight to Protect Immigrant Families Continues: Stop Speaker Ryan’s Anti-Immigrant Bill

Yesterday Donald Trump signed an executive order that he claims will end family separation at the border – it may not stop separating families, will not reunite the thousands of families already torn apart…

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Video: Cummings Blasts Trump Separation Policies, “We will not keep kids in child internment camps.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday slammed the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has resulted in separations of undocumented families…

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John Lewis Decries ‘Unbelievable, Immoral’ Family Separations on Border

Atlanta Congressman John Lewis is ramping up pressure on the Trump administration for its latest actions on the Southern border, assailing its new zero tolerance policy as “unbelievable” and “immoral.”

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Trump Admits That He’s Responsible – “You have to take the children away…”

After weeks of evasions and outright lies aimed at avoiding responsibility for the torture he has inflicted upon immigrant families, President Donald Trump finally admitted in an off-the-rails speech…

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How to Heal African-Americans’ Traumatic History

Jim Crow was grounded in the lie of Black inferiority. Dismantling the impacts of that lie on individuals and communities has been an ongoing effort of members of the Association of Black Psychologists…

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Juneteenth – Freedom Denied to Thousands of Blacks Unable to Make Bail

For hundreds of thousands of African-Americans stuck in pretrial detention – accused but not convicted of a crime, and unable to leave because of bail – that promise remains unfulfilled.

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Juneteenth: Charleston City Council to Consider Apology for Slave Trade

A mile from where ships dropped shackled Africans off by the thousands and inside a city hall built by forced labor, council members gathered Tuesday to finally apologize for Charleston’s role in the slave trade.

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Economic Equity

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Action Center on Race & the Economy – “Police Brutality Bonds” Reveals Companies Profit from Police Violence

As the costs of police misconduct rise, cities and counties across the United States are going into debt to pay for it. Often this debt is in the form of bond borrowing.

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NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell Leads Group that Bought Alt-Weekly Chicago Reader

Dorothy Leavell, the fiery and fearless chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and publisher of the Chicago and Gary Crusader newspapers, announced that she has led a group in purchasing the “Chicago Reader.”

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Black Press, HBCUs Key to Energy Industry’s Outreach in the Black Community

Nearly 1.9 million direct job opportunities are projected through 2035 in the oil and natural gas and petrochemical industries” and “African Americans and Hispanics will account for over 80 percent.

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Live Town Hall Event Themed “Racism in America: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Racism has resulted in a significant increase in hate crimes in recent years, it is responsible for the school-to-prison pipeline and the prison commercial complex…

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Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council Selects Dominique Milton as New President

Milton said, “I am honored to serve in this new capacity with CVMSDC. The work we do to support economic growth for minority businesses and partnership with our corporate members is essential…”

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Days before the Chicago Plan Commission approved plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a federal lawsuit was filed to block the proposed $500 million facility that will be built in Jackson Park.

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Books of Knowledge

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The Embattled Vote in America – From the Founding to the Present

Allan J. Lichtman
An alarming, important, perhaps even essential book. A noted authority on the history of American voting returns with a disturbing account of American political leaders who have, since the beginning of the republic, worked to limit the franchise.

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“The Sun Does Shine: How I found life and freedom on death row”

By Anthony Ray Hinton
In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence

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“Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race”

By Derald Wing Sue
If you believe that talking about race is impolite, or that “colorblindness” is the preferred approach, you must read this book. “Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence” debunks the most pervasive myths…

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