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Civic Engagement

Politics, Voting Rights, Legislation

The NNPA’s 2018 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellowship Open to All HBCUs

The NNPA, in partnership with Chevrolet announced this year’s program also provides an opportunity for the aspiring, young journalists to look beyond the newsroom for story ideas…

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California Senator Kamala Harris Announces She Won’t Take Corporate PAC Money

The Citizens United decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 created a situation where seemingly endless amounts of money can flow into the political system.

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UC’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement Selects Executive Director

A national conference will be held later this year to allow the fellows to create an opportunity for elected officials, university leaders to explore new approaches to engaging and educating students…

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The Difference Between a Closed and Open Primary – Do I Need to Do Anything Different to Vote?

With primary election season officially upon us, we thought it might be fun to actually talk about why and how our country votes.

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NAACP, Legislators and Civil Rights Leaders Agree: Duncan Unfit for Lifetime Appointment as Federal Judge

WASHINGTON – NAACP, members of Congress and several civil rights leaders held a telephone press briefing in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan to the U.S.

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US Supreme Court Determines if Texas Intentionally Discriminated Against Blacks and Latinos in Redistricting Case

The intention to discriminate against voters of color is clear. This case also highlights the need to reinstate Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act as a buffer against voter suppression and racial gerrymandering…

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Economic Equity

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Earth Day Isn’t Just for Rich, White People

That will be evidenced this Earth Day as NAACP chapters around the country are hosting activities to engage communities of color in ways tied to deeper social justice and civil rights. Environmental issues in Michigan, we enter Earth Day with our eyes on the prize…

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Payday Lenders Wage New Wars against Consumers and Regulation

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act gave guardrails to lenders and consumers alike. Reactions from civil rights and consumer advocates clearly indicated they weren’t buying it.

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Wells Fargo Increases Its Commitment to Black Homebuyers

Wells Fargo announced a commitment to create 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027; a plan to lend $60 billion for home purchases over that 10-year period.

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Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Finally Speak Out — Police Chief Apologizes

You go from being someone who’s just trying to be an entrepreneur, having your own dreams and aspirations, and then this happens. How do you handle it? Do you stand up? Do you fight?

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Black Entrepreneur Develops Innovative Health, Fitness and Well-Being App For Women

She’s It Founder and President, Tam Williams, wanted to provide a product that would help women to engage, learn and be motivated to look beyond the scale and to look at themselves first.

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The Art of Success Honoring the Intellect, Swagger & Power of Black Creatives

The Harlem Business Alliance has pledged its service as an advocate for the preservation and retention of Harlem’s business community for over 37 years.

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Latest Headlines

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Welcome to The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Recognizing this, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (Repairers of the Breach) and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (Kairos Center) recently launched The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival to build upon Dr. King’s work.

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How Images Change Our Race Bias

It is precisely because our ability to see is largely learned and heavily influenced by media images, that we can also relearn how to see. A number of studies in cognitive sciences in recent years have shown how people can, for example, reduce racial biases through practices of seeing.

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Confirmation of Latest Right-Wing Judge for Lifetime Post ‘Should Send Shockwaves Across the Nation’

Highlighting the degree to which the Trump administration is reshaping the judiciary, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kyle Duncan—”a darling of right-wing social crusaders”…

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Four Years Since Flint Crisis Began, Ellison Unveils Bill Declaring ‘Clean Water a Right for All’

Many locals also continue to suffer from long-term physical ailments, including lung and kidney damage. And the town’s economic difficulties persist, with more than 41 percent of residents living in poverty.

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‘The Stuff of Slumlords’: Ben Carson Unveils Plan to Triple Rent on Poor Americans Using Housing Assistance

Blatantly flouting his own agency’s recommendations, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced Wednesday a plan to triple the rent for low-income individuals

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The 2018 Harlem International Film Festival

With a festival-wide theme of “Harlem International Presents XIIIgent films for Exigent Times!”, the Opening Night selection will feature the return of award-winning alum Christina Kallas, with her film festival hit, THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT.

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Books of Knowledge

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

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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