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New Enrichment Program for Black Girls Transforms Lives

At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they are in the world.

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Five Questions With Professor Valerie Johnson, Weighs in on Monuments Law, Free Speech

She is also one of only two Black members of the 17-member North Carolina Historical Commission, which must approve any proposed removal, relocation, or alteration of historical monuments

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The Republican Power Plays at the Heart of N.C. Politics

There’s the ongoing imbroglio with the elections board, as well as lawsuits challenging the legislature’s decisions to block Cooper from appointing Court of Appeals judges and members of the N.C. Industrial Commission.

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Joining Fellow Citizens in Protest or Peaceful Assembly Critical to Functioning Democracy

But it is also unfortunately true that governments and police can violate this right – through the use of mass arrests, illegal use of force, criminalization of protest, and other means intended to thwart free public expression.

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Fayetteville State University Valuable Economic Engine for Community and Region

A study has found that Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a valuable economic engine in the Fayetteville community, generating substantial economic returns annually.

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Taxing the Rich to Help the Poor? Here’s What the Bible Says

Tax reform in general raises critical issues about whether the government should redistribute income and promote equality in the first place. Jews and Christians look to the Bible for guidance about these questions.

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How to Put Data to Work in Your Neighborhood

These data have huge potential to enhance residents’ quality of life and stimulate economic growth. Many local governments have jumped to create so-called “smart cities” that harness these data to enhance livability, workability and sustainability.

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5 Ways the Proposed PROSPER Act Could Impact Student

For the first time in nearly a decade, the United States Congress is about to take up legislation to upgrade the Higher Education Act – the federal law that governs how the federal government supports and regulates higher education institutions.

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The Art of the Ad: How the ‘Greatest Showman’ Paved the Way for Donald Trump

Acutely attuned to the times, Barnum wielded an extraordinary sense of what appealed to the masses. He rejected the country’s elitist culture, promoting a more egalitarian “pop” culture.

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American Jews and Charitable Giving: An Enduring Tradition

While mapping where these donated dollars go, I’m finding that the many reasons why this penchant for giving arose can help explain the strength of support among American Jews for non-Jewish causes.

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NC NAACP: Chief Justice Mark Martin to Meet with NC NAACP Leadership

RALEIGH- Ten days ago we delivered letters to Chief Justice Mark Martin, leader of the Judiciary Branch of North Carolina. The letter was similarly delivered to the Executive and Legislative branch leaders.

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Major Reform, 2020 Iowa Caucuses to Include Absentee Voting, Public Vote Totals

A Democratic National Committee panel known as the Unity Reform Commission set those changes into motion during a meeting here on Saturday, clearing the way for perhaps the most significant changes to the Iowa caucuses.

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Can a Government Official Block You on Twitter?

Thanks to a growing number of state and local government officials, not to mention national actors like President Trump, questions abound these days about the constitutionality of public officials blocking people on social media.

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GDN Classifieds December 7, 2017

Greater Diversity News is a statewide publication with national reach and relevance.  We are a chosen news source for underrepresented and underserved communities in North Carolina.

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The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

Linda Gordon

By legitimizing bigotry and redefining so-called American values, a revived Klan in the 1920s left a toxic legacy that demands reexamination today. A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s.

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Hate Groups Increasingly Raising Money Online

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is calling on credit card companies and online crowdfunding sites to more closely monitor white supremacists’ compliance with their terms of services and policies in light of a new report highlighting how racists exploit online platforms…

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Dr. Harry L. Williams, President of Delaware State University, to Head Thurgood Marshall College Fund

There are several reasons why TMCF’s Board of Directors found Dr. Williams to be the best candidate to lead our organization. His proven track record of successfully raising multi-million dollar investments …

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New CFPB Report Finds a Worsening National Debt Problem

The ballooning and unsustainable debt of student loans is a key area in which the CFPB took strong enforcement actions during the Obama Administration, but the current administration pledged to curb CFPB’s actions …

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Black Faith Leaders Encourage Their Flocks to Sign Up for Obamacare

Faith leaders in the Black community are encouraging members of their congregations to sign-up for healthcare coverage during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period that ends on December 15.

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NAACP Strongly Opposes Unfair Trillion Dollar Tax Giveaway to the Wealthy

The NAACP unequivocally stands in opposition to the recent Senate Tax Plan that passed in the early hours of Saturday, which recklessly reclassifies our tax system to the benefit of the nation’s wealthiest …

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NCDOT News: Ellis Airport Contributes Over 370 Jobs to the Economy of Jacksonville and Onslow County

Thanks in part to $2.4 million in grants awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation, Albert J. Ellis Airport in Richlands is finally getting its own air traffic control tower (ATC).

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