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Living in America While Being Black, Today and Into 2019

The buying power of the African American community is $1.1 trillion, but it only circulates 6 hours in our community … Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer…

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EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Francis

Francis has visited over 25 high-performing schools across the nation to learn what it takes to make award-winning, high-quality public charter schools.

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How Us Demographics Changed in 2018: Five Essential Reads

The end of the year is a classic time for reflection. But, in today’s turbulent news cycle, it can be hard to keep track of what happened last week, let alone what was going on way back on Jan. 1. How is the U.S. changing, on a grand and gradual scale? How are Americans different than they were last year, or last decade, or last century?

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CBP Orders Medical Checks After Eight-Year-Old Boy Dies in US Border Patrol Custody on Christmas Day

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ordered medical checks on every child in its custody Tuesday after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month.

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Ahead of Swearing-in New Jefferson County Sheriff Credits Faith, Family and the Black Press

“Family and faith and the Black Press,” Pettway said as he prepared for his Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony as the first African American in Jefferson County, Alabama which includes Birmingham, ground zero for the Civil Rights…

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Facebook Joins Community Activists and Civic Leaders in Baltimore to Lower Violent Crime

In 2017, even though violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) decreased nationwide, violent crime increased in Baltimore, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting.

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From Slavery to Civil Rights and Environmental Racism

Today’s environmental policies not only target people of color when it comes to the placement and operation of unhealthy facilities, they also exclude people of color from being a part of the policy making process — even though they are impacted…

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Dallas Mavericks’ Cynthia Marshall: A Woman for All Seasons

I wake up every morning to do the best I can do for people. I may not get it right every day. But I work hard to bring people togeth­er and be a light in this world and deal with the dark forces in the world.

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Gospel Singer Byron Cage Celebrates 30 Years in Ministry

Celebrating 30 years of music ministry, Grammy-nominated, Stellar Award-winning gospel music artist Bryon Cage is performing a holiday extravaganza Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. The celebration concert will commence at Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, GA

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Five-Month-Old’s Pneumonia Provokes Condemnation of ‘Ice Boxes’ Asylum-Seekers Are Forced Into

Days after another child died, baby’s diagnosis of pneumonia is bringing more attention to the conditions in which immigrants are held after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border…

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Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole States ‘The Time Is Now’ – NCNW To Reinstate Presence with Press

When esteemed civil rights activist, Dorothy Height, departed the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) people wondered what would become of the iconic organization

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Could False Accusations Threaten the #MeToo Movement?

The success for proponents has been increasingly measured in terms of the career, stature, title or reputation loss experienced by the growing group of the (mostly men) accused in the media and a much smaller…

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