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Database Helps Minority Students Find Scholarships They Can Actually Win!

Now, more than ever, a college degree is an essential prerequisite for achieving upward mobility. Unfortunately, for today’s traditionally underserved (and often ignored) minority communities, achieving that goal is becoming even more elusive.

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MLK50: Fifty Years after Kerner and King, Racism Still Matters

“Segregation and poverty have created in the racial ghetto a destructive environment totally unknown to most white Americans. What white Americans have never fully understood but what the Negro can never forget…” Report by the Kerner Commission, 1968

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For Many Black Washingtonians, Gentrification Threatens Housing and Health

Lost in the city’s waves of new amenities and newer, more affluent inhabitants, are the long-time Washingtonians who have been pushed out or who are fighting to stay in the city. Shirley Williams is one of those residents, who decided to fight.

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Direct Engagement With President Trump and the GOP Is Paying Off for the HBCU Community

The commitment of dozens of our HBCU presidents and chancellors who attended our inaugural convening, we’re beginning to see major developments from several federal agencies looking to increase support for HBCUs…

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What a Difference a Director Makes:  Trump-Appointee Helps Companies, Not Consumers

For six years, America’s consumers had a bureau that won significant victories in the name of financial justice. CFPB was so effective that 29 million consumers received nearly $12 billion.

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MLK50: A Look Back Rev. James L. Netters Sr, ‘We can’t just do it by marching…’

“We had come to resolution to give the sanitation workers exactly what they’d asked for. That’s why Dr. King had come, and we’d gotten a resolution…” his voice trailed off as he remembered the details of that day.

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Spiritually Speaking: Taking It One Day at a Time

Often, and do I mean often, I get reminded of the power and seductive nature of ego, pride and the need to control.  Or, should I say the need to be in control?  Letting go and letting God is a simple concept…

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Top 10 Things to Do for MLK Jr. 50th, Announced by Fathom

April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. The culture and travel experts at Fathom have announced the top ten things to do.

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Fake Women’s Health Centers Reportedly Target Black Women

Emerging in different states trying to mislead women and give false information about reproductive health care options. Apparently, these fake health centers are out to get Black women specifically.

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From Rally to Power: The Civic Obligation of Young Black Leaders

Who would have thought that in less than 15 days, I would have to coordinate and manage 1,000 young, black student leaders from over 24 cities on 17 buses in the name of gun reform and safety?

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Historic Madam C.J. Walker Building to Get $15.3M Restoration

It was once the headquarters of one of America’s first Black woman millionaires. Today, the Madam Walker Theatre Center, a cherished relic from a bygone era of Indianapolis black culture, is getting a major makeover.

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The New F-Word And Its Type One Diabetes Connection

In examining the factors that influence the immune system, many environmental causes have been suggested over the past 20 years: diet, stress, sleep, and chemicals, to name a few.

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