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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Statement of Support for “HBCU Partners Act” Legislation

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to support the 'HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act' (HBCU PARTNERS Act)…

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NAACP President Derrick Johnson And Donna Brazile Issue ‘State of Black America’ Address

What the president has done has opened up the eyes of so many people … This nation has still not dealt with race and its appeal to the lowest common dominator of us as a community.

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas over Voter Citizenship Question

Civil rights organizations are suing Texas officials about alleged plans to purge thousands of naturalized citizens from its voter rolls, a move that intentionally targets minority voters…

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Abrams Blasts Trump, McConnell for ‘Power Grab’ After State of the Union Address

After patiently waiting in the wings as President Donald Trump used 90 minutes to deliver what was supposed to be a 45-minute State of the Union Address…

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Rep. Moore Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and How the ACA Saved Her Life

In a televised interview, Moore revealed her cancer diagnosis and where she believes she’d be if it weren’t for former President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation which allows…

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The Walking Dead: Public Policy is Problematic for People of Color

“Once you get a felony conviction, your life is practically ruined based off of the current laws on the books in many states,” said nationally-recognized civil rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump…

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Andrew Gillum Addresses Future, Importance of Black Press

“Beginning in about two weeks I will be teaching a fellowship at Harvard University,” Gillum said in an exclusive tidbit from a fireside chat conducted by NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

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Sen. Kamala Harris Officially Enters the 2020 Presidential Race with Bold Morality

A graduate of Howard University and a member of the AKA sorority, Harris’ rollout has been the most methodically of anyone who has entered the 2020 sweepstakes.

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“Big Sister” Barbara Lee’s Advice for the New Women of Color in Congress

“…there have been vocal women of color pushing for progressive change in Congress for a long time. California Rep. Barbara Lee, who Pressley called a ‘big sister & mentor’ in her tweet, is one of them.”

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Warren Forces Issue of Massive Economic Inequality Into 2020

Weeks into a national conversation over the possibility of taxing the wealthiest Americans at far higher rates in order to correct severe income inequality in the U.S. …

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COMMENTARY: Is Kamala Harris the Right Choice to ‘Save our Country’?

“The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values,” said Harris…

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NCCU Alumni Civic Engagement Effort Has Vision and Mission – GDN Exclusive Vol. 2, Part IV 

In the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections, A Call to Colors provided the tools for successful voter registration, education and mobilization of students on various HBCU campuses across North Carolina.

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Kamala Harris to Announce Run for President

The California Democrat, who promised reporters that she’d ponder the decision over the holidays, is now expected to make a formal announcement…

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump Shutdown is Jeopardizing Integrity of our Financial Markets

The Trump shutdown is jeopardizing the integrity of our financial markets and the hard-earned savings of millions of Americans. So, let’s end this Trump shutdown…

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U.S. Senator Tim Scott Critical of GOP on Racism and Rep. Steve King

When people with opinions similar to King’s open their mouths, they damage not only the Republican Party and the conservative brand but also our nation as a whole

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) Re-Introduces Legislation to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at Federal Reserve

Bringing greater diversity to the Federal Reserve will ensure that more perspectives are heard as major decisions are being made about our nation’s economic future…

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Shaw National Alumni President’s Perspective on “A Call To Colors” – GDN Exclusive, Vol. 2 Part III

Kalvin Wall indicated that Shaw’s national alumni association has not had its executive board meeting to fully flesh out “A Call to Colors” Phase II directives to local chapters as of press time, but fully expects to do that shortly.

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Dr. E. Lavonia Allison – Steeped in the Struggle for Justice – GDN Exclusive, Vol. 2 Part II

Few civil rights veterans have the eternal fire in their bellies for justice and equality like Dr. E. Lavonia Allison. And few have her undeniable track record of fighting for the Black community for well over 50 years.

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