Economic Equity

Register Now: Voters Rights and Election Protection Training

On Thursday, August 9, 2018, the NC NAACP will conduct a Voters Rights and Election Protection Training from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham.

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‘Major Victory’: Federal Judge Issues Game-Changing Ruling on Dark Money

“Major donors are now on notice that if they contribute to politically active 501(c)(4) organizations, their contributions will have to be disclosed,” he said, “and if they are not, CREW will pursue enforcement cases with the FEC and, if necessary, in court.”

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This Family Owns the First Ever Black-Owned Furniture Brokerage

Texas Wholesale Furniture Co., based in Houston, Texas, is owned and operated by Prairie View A&M Alum, husband and wife team, Brandon and Naima Townsend. Their company works with 200 manufacturers nationwide

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An African American Woman’s Journey From the Cotton Fields of Mississippi to Becoming a Millionaire

The Road from Money, The Journey to Find Why by Sylvester Boyd Jr.  is based on true stories told to him by several family members raised in Money, Mississippi from 1925 to 1937.

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Vivint’s “White only” Cardboard Fort Casts Racist Shadow over the Rooftop Solar Industry

Julianne Malveaux says that the allegations of racial discrimination and harassment involving Vivint Solar seem inconsistent with the Solar Energy Industry Association’s stated values.

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Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Encourages Young People Living with Sickle Cell Disease

Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick says that sickle cell disease is not a death sentence. People living with SCD can still play sports, go to school, have careers and live productive lives.

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109th NAACP Convention Closes with Call to Vote, Importance of Millennial Engagement

During the group’s annual convention, Derrick Johnson, the president and CEO of the NAACP, says that the only way to counter the new levels of racism associated with the Trump presidency is to vote. (NAACP)

 

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The Right-Wing Firestorm That Rages On – Documentary Reveals How the Right-Wing Attack

Had ACORN still been around in 2016, it might have prevented a real threat to democracy. ACORN had developed a finely honed grassroots approach to registering voters and getting them to the polls.

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US the ‘Worst Place in the World’ to Give Birth: USA Today Investigation

The findings, based on interviews with women and a trove of internal hospital records, “reveal a stunning lack of attention to safety recommendations and widespread failure to protect new mothers.” Such failures often stem from inadequate or delayed responses…

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Scarred and Battle Tested From Heart Disease, But Still Fighting

She’s flatlined four times, and suffered from congestive heart failure. She’s experienced more heart issues than generations of a family. But I am happy to share with you that she is still with us. This is my story, and WomenHeart has been a lifeline for me.

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‘Greedy Wall Street Vulture Funds’ Profiting From Misery, Warren and Sanders Introduce Bill to Cancel Puerto Rico’s Debt

The new bill—officially titled the U.S. Territorial Relief Act of 2018 (pdf)—has been endorsed by dozens of advocacy groups, including LatinoJustice, Amor Para Puerto Rico, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Alliance for Puerto Rico-Massachusetts, CREDO, and Grassroots Global Justice.

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Report Finds Flint Water Crisis May Have Killed 119—Nearly 10 Times Official Death Toll

While the case against Lyon focuses in part on the death of two Michigan men, as “FRONTLINE” noted, “Flood recently introduced a stack of death certificates showing that deaths from pneumonia in Flint skyrocketed in the months after the city switched its water source.

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