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You’re Probably Paying More for Your Car Loan or Mortgage Than You Should

Most of us shop until we drop for price bargains on clothes, computers or virtually anything else. With the internet, finding the best deal among products and companies is easier than ever.

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Student-Led Program to “Innovate Against Hate” Promoting Values of Fairness, Equity and Inclusion

New York – The ADL: Innovate Against Hate (Hashtag = #InnovateAgainstHate) campus challenge is currently underway across the country. The student

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Historic Thousands That Gathered in Raleigh, Despite the Rain

Yesterday’s delegation of resisters shall come to recognize we have a collective soul that will not perish.  A soul that will rise in triumph over every obstacle cast in our path …

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Protect Your Business Against Data Loss That Could Hinder Your Success

Data loss is every business’s nightmare. In fact, the majority of companies that do experience a mass disappearance of vital, computer-kept information never turn their lights on again.

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Celebrating Great Civilizations of Africa – NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

The NAACP will work with the Africa-America Institute on the development and distribution of a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments and history of African Diaspora.

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How Small Town Mayor Joyce Whichard-Brown Is Making Main Street Vibrant Again and Getting Businesses Back

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. – Whichard-Brown says she and the town council want to make Williamston “vibrant again,” which means addressing all of the vacant buildings on Main Street, getting businesses to come back, hire and operate like they used to.

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Historic Thousands That Gathered in Raleigh, Despite the Rain

Yesterday’s delegation of resisters shall come to recognize we have a collective soul that will not perish.  A soul that will rise in triumph over every obstacle cast in our path …

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North Carolina NAACP Statement on the U.S. Senate Tax Scam

The NC NAACP stands with and defends all who are colored by the sin of discrimination. Those who have created and lobbied for the US Senate Tax “Reform” Bill–including Acting-President Trump–are guilty of not one, but three sins.

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City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Ever Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local and national news outlets on November 8th.

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Career and Education

Public Schools Are More Segregated than They Were 40 Years Ago

After all those factors lead to a dip in school performance, students and their communities are stigmatized as “failing.” Schools close. Quality of life drops; economic prospects dwindle; public safety decreases …

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Georgia Develops ESSA Plan to Close Achievement Gap

Georgia is making every effort to ensure that students have a better chance of performing at proficient or advanced levels on all state exams. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) prioritizes narrowing the achievement gap.

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Policy Experts Discuss Educating Black Students in the New Jim Crow Era

We have to let the kids know that the world is waiting for them, they’re up next and we have to change their mindset that the world views them as disposable.

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Greater Business News

Earth Day Isn’t Just for Rich, White People

That will be evidenced this Earth Day as NAACP chapters around the country are hosting activities to engage communities of color in ways tied to deeper social justice and civil rights. Environmental issues in Michigan, we enter Earth Day with our eyes on the prize…

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Payday Lenders Wage New Wars against Consumers and Regulation

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act gave guardrails to lenders and consumers alike. Reactions from civil rights and consumer advocates clearly indicated they weren’t buying it.

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Wells Fargo Increases Its Commitment to Black Homebuyers

Wells Fargo announced a commitment to create 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027; a plan to lend $60 billion for home purchases over that 10-year period.

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