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Because of the CBC, the Farm Bill Includes Millions for HBCUs, Black Farmers, and Rural Communities of Color
 

As a result of the CBC’s efforts, 19 historically black land-grant universities will now get millions of dollars that states have been denying them for years. According to federal law, states are required to match federal funding dollar-for-dollar for land-grant universities, but many HBCUs have not been getting what they are owed. In fact, a 2013 report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities found that from 2010-12, 61% of the historically black land-grant universities did not receive 100% of the one-to-one matching funds from their respective states.

 

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First Comment on Deaths of Two Young Kids in US Custody, Republicans Falsely Blame Democrats and Child’s Father
 

“No empathy. No compassion. No sorrow. No regret,” wrote The Intercept‘s Mehdi Hasan in response to Trump’s tweets. “He doesn’t even pretend to care about the death of two innocent kids…”

 
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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Release on Russian Interference
 
During the 2016 presidential election cycle, hundreds of thousands of minority voters were disenfranchised before they even had a chance to walk into the voting booth. As a recent report makes clear…
 
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Trump Signs Executive Order Freezing Pay of Nearly 2 Million Federal Workers
 
It is shocking that federal employees are taking yet another financial hit. As if missed paychecks and working without pay were not enough, now they have been told that they don’t even deserve a modest pay increase.
 
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Women Are Changing the Face of the Once Male-Dominated Funeral Industry
 
For many, when there’s mention of singer Monica Brown, her hit songs like “The Boy is Mine,” might come to mind first.…The 38-year-old Grammy and Billboard Award winner is among a growing number of women who are beginning to overshadow the typical “man in the black suit” funeral director.
 
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IN MEMORIAM: Cigars and Whiskey – America’s Oldest Veteran, Richard Arvin Overton, Dies at 112
 

He was there at Pearl Harbor, when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said, ‘I only got out of there by the grace of God said former President Barack Obama…

 
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Booker Thankful for Support in the passage of Historic Anti-Lynching Bill
 
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again,” Booker said as he thanked the Senators who agreed in a historic moment to stand up as one and make lynching a federal crime.
 
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The Living Word
Isaiah 40: 28-31


28: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

29: He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

30: Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;

31: but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

 

 

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