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ACLU Response to Sen. Hyde-Smith ‘Public Hanging’ Comment

Sen. Hyde-Smith should be ashamed of herself. The fact that she chooses to use such repugnant language despite the ugly history in her state speaks to her lack of concern and knowledge about the experience of people who don’t look like her.

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Trump, the Republicans and the Neo-Confederate Objective

When [Trump] and his followers suggest that their way of life is being threatened, they mean that the privileged status of whites and men—compared with people of color and women…

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Does Racism Have an Impact on Health?

Emotional and physical trauma for more than 400 years affect the well-being and outlook of Blacks every day. Day-to-day urban life, gentrification and uncertainty of the future causes stress…

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From a Digital Desert to an Entrepreneurial Hub

“…technology without people and workers is useless. Housing without technology is just another housing project or Digital Desert. It is the combination that provides a future to the community.”

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NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith’s Hanging Comments “Sick”

To envision this degenerate type of comment during a time when Black people, Jewish People and immigrants are still being targeted for violence by White nationalists is hateful and hurtful…

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Colorado Votes to Abolish Slavery, Finally

The Secretary of State’s Office said the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution received 65 percent of the votes already counted. “The margin is such that there is no doubt,” Lynn Bartels, a spokeswoman…

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African Diaspora Film Festival Takes on “Who is Black in America?”

The popular festival, which showcases black filmmakers, actors, directors and producers all over the world, runs from Friday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 9, at venues that include Teachers College at Columbia University…

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Voters of Color Won’t Always Save You If You Don’t Invest In Them

Campaigns cannot simply rely on the charity of Black-led organizations. They must invest in Black voters and other voters of color, long-term and from the roots up.

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“Clear Attack on the First Amendment”: Trump Stripping Press Credentials From CNN’s Jim Acosta

The White House suspended the journalist’s credentials on Wednesday night – a move that prompted outrage from the cable network and press freedom advocates called a “clear attack on the First Amendment.”

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Extremist Anti-Choice Laws Pass in Two States

“This amendment is so far-reaching that it would allow the state to prosecute women for using IUDs, emergency contraception, and IVF or even for missing prenatal care appointments or not being able to leave an abusive partner…”

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Repealing “One of Country’s Worst Jim Crow Laws,” Florida Restores Voting Rights

In a “huge and hard fought victory” that writer and activist Shaun King called “one of the most important of our lifetime,” Florida on Tuesday overwhelming approved Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for 1.4 million…

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The Chisholm Legacy – Trailblazer, Inspiring a Generation of Women Elected Officials

The 50th Anniversary of Rep. Chisholm’s election offers our country a chance to renew our commitment to Black women, not only in elective office, but within the ranks of true political power.

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