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Extreme Stress During Childhood Can Hurt Social Learning for Years to Come

Although society should strive to prevent children from being exposed to high levels of stress in the first place, new research on how exposure to stress affects learning can lead to more ways to help kids who have already experienced early adversity.

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How Did She Win? With a ‘Laser-Focused Message of Economic, Social, and Racial Dignity for Working-Class Americans’

On NPR‘s “Morning Edition,” Ocasio-Cortez further explained her campaign and vision in an interview with Steve Inskeep. The candidate discussed her full-throated support for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

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‘Seismic Political Upset’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Landslide Over Wall Street Favorite Joe Crowley

This is a grassroots victory, this is a testament to the power of organizing, this is a testament to the power of knocking on your neighbor’s door, of picking up a phone, of believing and taking on power even though they say that it cannot be beaten…

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#MidtermsBeforeSCOTUS Takes Off as Democrats Told to ‘Stiffen Their Spines’

Speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said it would be “the absolute height of hypocrisy” for Republicans to vote on a court nominee before the crucial 2018 midterms.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on SCOTUS 5-4 Ruling in Janus v. AFSCME

This decision will make it more difficult for public sector employees to protect their rights through union representation and will exacerbate the widening wealth gap between the haves and have nots in our country.

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NAACP Statement on the Retirement of Justice Kennedy

Justice Kennedy played a pivotal role on the Supreme Court for thirty years.  He was the deciding vote in many close cases involving civil rights and civil liberties.  Without his moderating influence, the balance on the Court could shift dramatically to the right.

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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. Under Gov. Cooper’s direction, the N.C. Department of Transportation has accelerated 350 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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