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Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
 
One of Ebony Magazine’s True Read picks of 2018

“By telling the little-known stories of six pioneering African American entrepreneurs, Black Fortunes makes a worthy contribution to black history, to business history, and to American history.”— Margot Lee Shetterly, Author of the New York Times Bestseller "Hidden Figures"

The astonishing untold history of America’s first black millionaires—former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties—self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison.


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NAACP Statement on Facebook’s Improper Data Collection Breach
 
“The breach and misuse of data of 87 million users was negligent at best and exploitative at worst,” said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of NAACP. “Sixty-seven percent of African Americans who use the Internet are on Facebook…”
 
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Database Helps Minority Students Find Scholarships They Can Win!
 
Now, more than ever, a college degree is an essential prerequisite for achieving upward mobility. Unfortunately, for today’s traditionally underserved (and often ignored) minority communities, achieving that goal is becoming even more elusive.
 
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How Trump Is Creating a Propaganda State: Trump Mouthpieces Repeat the Lies
 
An impenetrable bloc of voters will continue to blame Latinos for their woes, to ignore basic facts that are staring them in the face, to trumpet American exceptionalism while neo-Nazis roam the streets…
 
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Five Things to Know About the Teacher Strike in Oklahoma
 
Following the success of the West Virginia teachers strike earlier this year that led to a 5 percent pay raise, teachers throughout the nation are rising to demand better conditions and better pay.
 
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Film Review Icon Grace Jones Shines in Lackluster Documentary
 
Scenes shot in Jamaica depict Grace in church, the place she rebelled from for so many years. This is when Remko Schnorr’s evocative cinematography catches traction. Pastoral shots of deep green landscapes.
 
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API Launches New Jobs Website Focused on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry
 
“Whether you’re coming out of high school or college and looking for a job or you’re looking for a mid-career change - whatever skills you have - the oil and natural gas industry is a good place to start.
 
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1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (King James Version )

9: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

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