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My Friend Wants Me to Hire Her Cousin and I Don’t Want To

Dear Alma, I have a friend who knows I am hiring people to fix up my house, and she keeps suggesting

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What the 1970 Kent State Shootings Tell Us About Universities Then and Now

In 1997, a student I taught while I was a Fulbright scholar in Turkey came to visit our home in

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Young Genius Brothers, 11 and 14 Years Old, Graduate from High School and College

Two genius brothers from Texas, Carson and Cannan Huey-You, have simultaneously graduated from high school and college. Carson, who is

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HBCU Catches Heat for Inviting Ed Sec Betsy DeVos to Keynote Graduation

(NNPA) – Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), a historically Black university in Daytona Beach, Fla., has suffered waves of sharp criticism since

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NYU Appoints Lisa M. Coleman as Chief Diversity Officer

As NYU’s Inaugural CDO, Coleman to Lead Efforts to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring, Admissions, and Culture New

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Hundreds of Black Boys Say They Were “Modern Day Slaves” at a Recently Closed Reform School

Kentwood, LA — Antoinette Harrell is a genealogist, activist, and peonage detective who spent decades tracking down slavery in the

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Fourth Straight Supreme Court Victory for the Fusion Electorate of North Carolina

Statement by North Carolina NAACP President,  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II: DURHAM- For the fourth time in the past

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President Trump Should Consider CBC Budget If He’s Serious about Helping Black America

A nation’s budget is a document that reflects its priorities. The President has proposed a $54 billion increase in military

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How ‘voter fraud’ crusades undermine voting rights

President Donald Trump has “voter fraud” on the brain. Bizarrely, after winning the 2016 presidential election, Trump has raised questions

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Historic Warnings: When shall “the people” become so corrupted as to need despotic government?

Dr. Benjamin Franklin rose with a speech in his hand, which he had reduced to writing for his own convenience:

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Stand with the NAACP: Refuse to sit by silently

Response Requested: Sign your name and stand with the NAACP >> Last week, a group of protestors led by NAACP

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NAACP Calls on Senate to Block Sessions as Attorney General

Historic and current failure to acknowledge voter suppression remains a key issue BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP President and CEO Cornell

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Career & Education

Black Millionaires of Tomorrow Course Launched by America’s Top Financial Scholar

Philadelphia, PA — The Black Millionaires of Tomorrow, a set of online financial literary courses especially for children, has launched

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Local Black Youth to Represent the U.S. in Jamaica This July — Will Perform in Front of Jamaican Dignitaries

A GoFundMe page for the What About YOUth Initiative has been launched for those who want to help make a

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10-Year Old CEO Gets Distribution in Once Upon a Child Stores Across the Country

Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin is now selling her hair accessory invention GaBBY Bows in 50 Once Upon a Child stores

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Black Homeschool Mother and Former Public School Teacher Creates Literacy Content that Reflects African American Children

Atlanta, GA — The late great Chicago educator, Marva Collins once said, “You can pay people to teach but you

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What Trump’s Education Budget Could Mean for Students in Poverty

Dubbed “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for 2018 seeks to achieve faster economic growth

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Tips to Teach Your Children About Money

(StatePoint) It’s never too early to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial

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Four Ways to Help Raise Kids’ Grades

(StatePoint) School can be tough, but parents can help by making sure students have all the tools and study habits

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Sixteen States and the District of Columbia Turn in ESSA Plans

Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have submitted plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the

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Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

During the month of May, many of us celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. The unanimous

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My Friend Wants Me to Hire Her Cousin and I Don’t Want To

Dear Alma, I have a friend who knows I am hiring people to fix up my house, and she keeps suggesting

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