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Dear Candidates, During Election Season Here Is What Black People Want: Meaningful Engagement
 

We long for the same things as everyone else, and yet few campaigns treat us as if our experiences matter. During election season, I always cringe when I see candidates eating fried chicken next to a bottle of hot sauce in Harlem or taking staged photos with black leaders. These shallow symbolic gestures are not a substitute for meaningful engagement with black voters. And candidates should know that we see right through them.

 

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From County Jail to Critical Condition
M

Jackson’s family has absolutely no idea what exactly happened to him. Interestingly, apparently neither does the Burleson County Sheriff’s Department. Well…at least that is the narrative they have been providing…

 
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A Slap in the Face of Justice
 
On the day 44-year-old Pamela Turner was laid to rest, the officer who fatally killed her, Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz, was allowed to return to work after being placed on a mandatory three-day administrative leave…
 
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The Struggle of Black Men With Mental Health Stigma
 
"Black men are one of the most neglected group of individuals in regards to mental health. They have not been equipped with the tools to seek support in health care systems…
 
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Smithsonian Selects African American Museum Director as Secretary
 
“I will work tirelessly to build upon the traditions of the Smithsonian to help America better understand the changing world it faces in the 21st century,” Bunch said…
 
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SMALL BIZ PROFILE: Cookiepreneur Megan Mottley
 

“In the beginning it was just about the fundraising, but people still were inquiring about the cookies,” Mottley said. “... I decided to really consider the business.”

 
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The Congressional Black Caucus Must Oppose HR 246
 
The US Congress cannot have it both ways. It cannot, on the one hand, attack the Palestinians when they have used violence to oppose the occupation of Palestine…
 
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The Living Word
Galatians 2:20


20: I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. •

 

 

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