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Voter Engagement

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Jones Wins: “The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice” MLK

I’m pledging to do that tonight, but I will tell you, tonight is a night for rejoicing because as Dr. King said, as Dr. King liked to quote, “The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

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African American Voters Made Doug Jones a U.S. Senator in Alabama

Six of 10 black voters stopped by a New York Times reporter in a shopping center last week didn’t know an election was even going on, a result the reporter took to mean overall interest was low.

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National Election Protection Hotline Receives Calls from Alabama Voters Reporting Voter Intimidation and Mass Voter Confusion Tactics

Voters throughout the state reported various complaints, some of which impacted individual voters and some that reflected systemic issues.

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Black Women on What Happened in Alabama in Five Tweets That Mobilized

the numbers reveals that headline is missing a word: black. As the Washington Post reports, 63% of white women voted for Moore; only 2% of black women, who made up 17% of voters, did. And the black turnout was strong, with African-Americans making up as much as 30%

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Black Voters Make History: an Unlikely Coalition of African-Americans, Liberal Whites and Moderate Republicans

Jones successfully fought to gather together an unlikely coalition of African-Americans, liberal whites and moderate Republicans.  His strongest support came from across Alabama’s “black belt,” named for the color of its soil …

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Roy Moore Refuses to Concede Alabama Race; African-Americans, Women Carry Jones to Victory

The current margin appears too large for an automatic recount, which is triggered under state law if the candidates are separated by less than half a percentage point, but Moore could call for a recount if he’s willing to pay for one himself.

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Are We Really “Woke?” Author Challenges Black Entrepreneurs to Examine What’s Holding Them Back

Jacqueline reveals that the root cause, which dates back to slavery, still has a strong effect on the mindset of many Black people today. A large majority of Black people refuse to let go of the mentality …

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3UFirst Calls on Black Leaders to Unite to Finally Solve the Major Problems in the Black Community

Amen comments, “To reach our full potential as a community, we must start working together. By not working together, we continue to dilute our power and resources without solving the problems. …”

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Speech at the Grand Opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

That community flourished. But against the prevailing forces of the time, it could not thrive for long. So despite the strong ties here, my parents moved on to find opportunity and build a future for their children.

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Shattering Black Male Stereotypes and Empowerment Summit For Black Men

Shattering Black Male Stereotypes highlights the 10 most destructive media generated illusions about Black men. It is a practical, informative and illustrative resource packed with proven solutions and techniques …

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New Fatherhood Program Encourages Women to Also Enroll

The mission of G.F.F is to provide resources and information to non-custodial and divorced fathers … The objective is for men to become more knowledgeable about their paternal rights …

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New Enrichment Program for Black Girls Transforms Lives

At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they are in the world.

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Economic Equity

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Atlanta-Based Community Activist to Host End of the Year Event to Empower Black Youth

By learning to outthink the competition, Hudson says these young people will learn to respect others, think before they make dangerous moves, and give more than they take.

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Two Major Organizations For Black Professionals to Host 30th Anniversary Ebony Winter Gala

For over 30 years young urban professionals have joined forces at the Ebony Gala to raise money to uplift nonprofit initiatives in their community and beyond.

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Fayetteville State University Valuable Economic Engine for Community and Region

A study has found that Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a valuable economic engine in the Fayetteville community, generating substantial economic returns annually.

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Books of Knowledge

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The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

Linda Gordon

By legitimizing bigotry and redefining so-called American values, a revived Klan in the 1920s left a toxic legacy that demands reexamination today. A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s.

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Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time, This Guide Is a Helpful Start

By Leila Janah
Despite trillions of dollars in Western aid, 2.8 billion people worldwide still struggle in abject poverty. Yet the world’s richest countries continue to send money—mostly to governments—targeting the symptoms, rather than the root causes of poverty.

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

Beverly Daniel Tatum
Beverly Daniel Tatum’s 1997 book on race relations — Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? — has become a modern classic in college and high school classrooms, used to educate and prompt healthy discussions among young people about race.

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