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Hot Off The Press “-30-: The End of the News” – Inaugural Issue: The Chicago Defender

Communities, bettered our towns, and held elected leaders accountable through their stories only to then be faced with lay-offs, buy-outs, and closures resulting from big tech siphoning off all the advertising revenue. For the inaugural issue: The Chicago Defender.

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UNCF’s National College Empower Tour Awarding Thousands in Scholarship Dollars to Local Students

The UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Empower Me Tour (EMT) kicks off this academic year on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Hunter College. EMT is a free, traveling college-and-career-readiness roadshow…

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Civil Rights Icon Angela Davis Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

At each significant turning point in my life, when I was introduced to the world of progressive political activism, anti-racist prison abolition struggles, when I myself was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List…

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Nation’s Largest Teachers Unions, Others, Prepare for Climate Change Summit

“The Summit will present practical and new measures to speed up the transition from coal to clean energy, and to cut the pollution that is harming our health,” Amina J. Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General…

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The Human and Economic Tool of Gun Violence is Staggering

For instance, in 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40,000 people were killed…

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Black Women Murdered by Men Are More Likely Killed by Someone They Know with a Gun

Each year the VPC releases this report in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October; following the February 2019 expiration of the federal Violence Against Women Act.

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11th Annual ASCAP Women Behind the Music Event October 9 in Los Angeles

Artist/Songwriter Victoria Monét, Roc Nation’s Shari Bryant and Capitol Records’ Britney Davis to Be Recognized Annual

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Mental Health and Wellness for Students of Color: Transitioning to College

Many college students of color report mental health issues–including depression, anxiety and, among some groups, increased risk for suicide–that are not well understood…

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Fayetteville State University Tackles the World of Fraud Informatics

Increasingly, abuse and fraudulent activities proliferate the cyber world. To address this growing concern, Fayetteville State University will host a Fraud Informatics Symposium…

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Ahead of Senate Hearing, Journalism is at the Center of the Big Tech Antitrust Conversation

We are at a crucial time to ensure that big tech’s power is checked and the institutions whose job it is to provide oversight are monitored as well. Without the continued support…

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How Congress Turns Citizens’ Voices into Data Points

No matter why or how people contact their elected officials, they all want one basic thing: They want someone to listen. But what actually happens is something different. As one staffer explained to me…

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‘When We Fight, We Win’ – Protesting Wages, 50,000 Auto Workers On Strike

Demanding fair wages, decent healthcare benefits, and their share of General Motors’ “record-level profits,” nearly 50,000 United Auto members went on strike…

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