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HBCU Homecoming Queen of 50 Years Ago to Make “Golden” Appearance at Elizabeth City State Unversity

The Elizabeth City State College (ECSC) class of 1968 will make a historic return during their widely anticipated annual Homecoming Weekend, October 26-28, 2018. Trequita Overton Class of ’99 of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; ECSU’s…

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Investigation into Accusations by Rep. Ellison’s Ex-Girlfriend Finds Charges “Unsubstantiated”

In 2007, Ellison became the first member of the Muslim faith ever elected to the U.S. Congress. In 2017 he became Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee after losing a close race for Chair to former Obama DOJ official Tom Perez.

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UAW Leader on Civil Rights and Black Labor

The UAW has remained vital because right-to-work initiatives and anti-worker legislation have often threatened to undermine labor unions’ efforts to secure negotiation rights and contracts for workers in their workplaces.

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A Five Hundred Year-Old Shared History

The transatlantic slave trade is often regarded as the first system of globalization and lasted from the 16th century through much of the 19th century. Slavery, and the global political, socio-economic and banking systems that supported it, constitutes one of the greatest…

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Obama Issues Second Round of Midterm Endorsements

The Democratic Party has always made the biggest difference in the lives of the American people when we lead with conviction, principle, and bold, new ideas. Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country…

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Slavery Part IV: The Economic Engine of the New Nation

“Slavery may have ended in 1865, but a slaveholder mentality persisted, shaping the contours of American life for decades to come. This legacy of slavery is very much what African Americans have been fighting against from the moment of emancipation through the present.”

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“The Awakening: When We All Rise” Forum and Rally

Join Shaw University and national theologians and civil rights leaders on October 13, 2018 for “The Awakening: When We All Rise” Forum and Rally. The event is part of Shaw University renowned guest lecturer, Dr. James Forbes, Jr. “Preaching and the Next Great Awakening” lecture series…

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for Campaigns Against Sexual Violence

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in trying to end sexual violence during war and armed conflict.

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Senator Kamala Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. In the weeks since then, the basis for my concern has been confirmed.

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Trio of Surgical Residents Share the Hopes, Expectations of Being Black, Female and Physicians

For one resident, being a surgeon is an opportunity to ‘fix’ people. For another, it’s a chance to develop long-term relationships with patients and nudge them onto healthier paths.

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Online Petition Launched to Stop Child Protective Services From Unlawfully Abducting Children

A new online petition has been launched by an African American activist named Cecelia Evertez from Newton, Connecticut. Her petition is a plea for justice for the many heartbroken families…

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COMMENTARY: Jesse Louis Jackson is Our Civil Rights Icon

His activism brought him to the attention of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he served Dr. King for years before his assassination. From then, Rev. Jackson founded and led Operation Breadbasket, the Rainbow Coalition…

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