Economic Equity

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Top 11 Black-to-School Scholarships For African American Students in 2018/ 2019

All students typically need some form of financial aid, but African American students have always had more of a need especially when they are coming from low income and underprivileged areas.

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City of Boston Appoints First Ever Black Police Commissioner

Gross is a proven leader who is trusted and respected in the community and by his colleagues in the Boston Police Department,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am proud to appoint him as the first African American Police Commissioner for the City of Boston.

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The First Black-Owned Vocational Training School in the Country Will be Auctioned Off

Professor Dillon appealed to the local board to buy a machine, and to make cement blocks. After securing the machine he implored black people in the area to supply labor. They made 40,000 cement blocks…

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Disabled Black Plumber Releases Memoir About Discrimination That He Faced for Hiring Minorities

Buffalo, NY — Sherman Turner’s gripping memoir, Unforgettable ‘Memoir’: God Remember Me, describes his experience as an African American plumber who faced

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Makes Historic Visit to the U.S. to Build Economic and Cultural Bridges

The crowd listened quietly as Abiy said that Ethiopia has always been a beacon of freedom and pride for Africa historically and when nearly all of Africa suffered under colonialism.

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Black Entrepreneur Launches “Millionaire Mentorship Show” Podcast That Changes Lives

Can you imagine having access to a millionaire with experience, resources, and a heart of gold? Well, now you have, through Dr. Herbert Harris, the accessible Millionaire Mentor.

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Native Detroiter Cedric Stokes Has Strong Ties to the Detroit Community

For the third consecutive year, more than 500 GM employees invested their time and talent during “teamGM Cares’ Grow Cody Week” to help make the Cody Rouge neighborhood a great place to live, work and play.

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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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Economic Equity

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