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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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YMCA of the USA Welcomes Karyn Boston as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for 850 Y associations (each its own 501(c)(3) organization), has appointed Karyn Boston as the new Executive V.P/General Counsel.

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Department of Homeland Security Reports About 2,000 Minors Separated From Families

Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday…

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This Week at NCDOT: INFRA Grant and Build North Carolina

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that North Carolina was selected to receive a $147 million grant through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America – or INFRA – program.

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Divine Nine 5K Race Series Expands West to Third Major City

Launched in 2015 by fitness enthusiast Neecy Roney, the Divine Nine 5K Race set an early goal of bringing the community together for fitness, fellowship and fun.

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Graduates of HBCU Elizabeth City State College in 1968 to Celebrate Their 50th Golden Class Reunion

The last college class of Elizabeth City State College in Elizabeth City, North Carolina will celebrate their 50th “Golden Class Reunion” of approximately 150 seniors who graduated in 1968…

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31 African Americans Get Drug Charges Dropped After Police Dept. Exposed For Racially Profiling

It happened following the decision of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to discontinue the low-level marijuana stings that have allegedly seemed to be racial profiling.

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