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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Statement of Support for “HBCU Partners Act” Legislation

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to support the 'HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act' (HBCU PARTNERS Act)…

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Sundance 2019: Chinonye Chukwu First Black Woman to Win U.S. Top Prize

Clemency is the second feature film for writer/director Chukwu, who worked on the clemency campaign for Tyra Patterson. Patterson was wrongly accused of murder and eventually released after serving 23 years in prison.

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Black Millennial Voices: Stop the Torture of U.S. Prison Inmates

The disproportionate mass incarceration of people of color in America continues to grow. It is bad enough to be confined and locked up in over-crowded jails and prisons in the United States.

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True First Series: History That Leaves No Person of African Descent Behind

While we look ahead to a possible Kamala Harris presidency in 2020, we can’t forget about the woman who made it possible for Harris to run – Shirley Chisolm. Just one of the many stories of perseverance…

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NAACP President Derrick Johnson And Donna Brazile Issue ‘State of Black America’ Address

What the president has done has opened up the eyes of so many people … This nation has still not dealt with race and its appeal to the lowest common dominator of us as a community.

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Our Planet is Melting. Who Cares?

Our world is melting. Glaciers are disappearing. Oceans are rising. Lowlands (mostly populated by low income and Black people) are disappearing. And, before Democrats took power in this term, few other than Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

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Taraji P. Henson: ‘What Men Want’ Gets into Guys’ Heads

A pretty face, a sculpted body, a good cook, smart and financially stable are just some of the qualities women think men want. But if women had the ability to get in a man’s head and hear their thoughts, would more relationships thrive?

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CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month

The federal agency with a designated mission to provide consumer financial protection took an about-face to protect predatory lenders instead of consumers on February 6…

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas over Voter Citizenship Question

Civil rights organizations are suing Texas officials about alleged plans to purge thousands of naturalized citizens from its voter rolls, a move that intentionally targets minority voters…

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Black History: Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner

Upon hearing backlash for film roles where she portrayed a servant – during a time when servants were the only available roles for African Americans in Hollywood – McDaniel remarked…

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