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"Remembering the Power of Words" The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader
By Avel Louise Gordly - Remembering the Power of Words recounts the personal and professional journey of Avel Gordly, the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate.

The book is a brave and honest telling of Gordly’s life. She shares the challenges and struggles she faced growing up black in Portland in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as her determination to attend college, the dedication to activism that took her from Portland to Africa, and her eventual decision to run for a seat in the state legislature.
Black political engagement is a strong component of economic opportunity. However, that union is clearly not where it ought to be. Consequently, GDN is publishing developments, events, jobs and articles that show you how to achieve a political and economic union in your community. Share GDN. 

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Some Corporations Step up Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Others Have Been More Resistant
A whopping 76% of technical jobs are held by men, and blacks and Latinos only make up 5% of the workforce. More pressure on Silicon Valley
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High Blood Pressure Redefined For First Time in 14 Years: 130 Is the New High
Most African-American men and women will have high blood Pressure under New American Heart Association/ American College of Cardiology Guidelines. Among African-Americans
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NAACP Denounces FCC Vote to End Net Neutrality
BALTIMORE – The NAACP, the nation’s premier civil rights organization, denounces the FCC’s decision to eliminate critical safeguards for ensuring an accessible internet.
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Lessons from the African American Vote in Alabama

The African Americans who have convinced themselves that one vote doesn’t matter, should take a very close look at what happened during the recent special election in Alabama.

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Why Evangelicals Supporters Welcome Move to Jerusalem
Observers quickly recognized the decision as related not so much to national security concerns as to domestic U.S. politics and promises candidate Trump made to evangelical ...
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ESSENCE Panel Gets Honest About Black Women & Workforce Diversity
The concept of diversity in the workforce is a topic that is often discussed but has yet to be implemented effectively in a way that results in consistent representation
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