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As Workers See Crumbs, Biggest Wall Street Banks Have Already Pocketed $2.5 Billion

As most Americans report that they have seen little to no paycheck boost thanks to the Trump-GOP tax cuts, the very biggest Wall Street banks are reporting quite the opposite: record profits.

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‘Total Failure of Governance’ by Trump: Blackout Deepens Puerto Rico Crisis

Wednesday’s blackout, as the AP noted, “occurred as Puerto Rico legislators debate a bill that would privatize the island’s power company, which is $14 billion in debt and relies on infrastructure nearly three times older than the industry average.”

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What’s Unconscious Bias Training, and Does it Work?

Unconscious bias training will not solve the whole problem. Discrimination has other causes that aren’t fully dealt with in this kind of training, such as explicit prejudice or policies that have disparate impacts on people of different races. Effective solutions will require multiple approaches…

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When the World Attacks You, Find Strength in Christ’s Power

I think Paul’s good news is that there is a place of refuge when the attack comes. He uses himself as a very good example to follow.If I surrender my weaknesses to the power of Christ and subjugate my will to that of the Lord’s will, then I become empowered to deal with whatever is thrown my way.

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Black Scholar and Activist Ron Walters Was a Genius, Donna Brazile Says

Donna Brazile called world-renowned scholar and activist Dr. Ronald Walters a genius … Dr. Chavis noted that the movements for Black Power and Black political leadership have evolved and that Dr. Walters’ writings gave recognition to the diversity within the Black community, but also called for unity.

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Egyptian-Inspired Swimsuits Beyonce’s Dancers Wore At Coachella, an Inspiring Story Too

From that moment, things changed for me. Although technically very broke, I was still working odd jobs and I started saving. If I got ten bucks it wasn’t just ten bucks… it was half a metre of printed fabric! Three dollars meant I could get myself a new packet of needles.

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Single Mom With Five Children Graduates From Law School; Inspires Millions

“When I look at the pictures, I cry, I smile, and I’m very grateful,” Champs said. “I see a woman who at one time knew that the odds were against her. Looking at that picture reminds me of the fact that I didn’t just defy the odds, me and my children destroyed them.”

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NAACP Statement on Facebook’s Improper Data Collection Breach

“The breach and misuse of data of 87 million users was negligent at best and exploitative at worst,” said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of NAACP. “Sixty-seven percent of African Americans who use the Internet are on Facebook…”

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Film Review Icon Grace Jones Shines in Lackluster Documentary “Bloodlight and Bami”

Scenes shot in Jamaica depict Grace in church, the place she rebelled from for so many years. This is when Remko Schnorr’s evocative cinematography catches traction. Pastoral shots of deep green landscapes look like paradise.

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How Trump Is Creating a Propaganda State: Trump Mouthpieces Repeat the Lies

An impenetrable bloc of voters will continue to blame Latinos for their woes, to ignore basic facts that are staring them in the face, to trumpet American exceptionalism while neo-Nazis roam the streets…

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Five Things to Know About the Teacher Strike in Oklahoma

Following the success of the West Virginia teachers strike earlier this year that led to a 5 percent pay raise, teachers throughout the nation are rising to demand better conditions and better pay.

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API Launches New Jobs Website Focused on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

“Whether you’re coming out of high school or college and looking for a job or you’re looking for a mid-career change…whatever skills you have [the oil and natural gas industry] is a good place to apply them and we hope that people see that,” Winkel said.

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