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GDN Book Feature: Duty Call: Rendezvous With Destiny

Written by Dr. Lonnie Sessoms on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:20.

MAITLAND, FL— Within the pages of Dr. Lonnie Sessoms, Jr., Ph.D.’s new book, Duty Call: Rendezvous with Destiny ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-62419-674-4; $8.49, e-book, 978-1-62419-675-1) readers will see how God placed potential and purpose in every individual.  The author details how the potential of many readers is like a jewel, in that it is hidden under layers of lifetime experiences both positive and negative, and how to rediscover significance through the origin of humanity.

Publishers Discuss Role of the Black Press

Written by Eleska AubespinSpecial to the NNPA fromThe Houston Defender on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:59.

March 16 marked the 186th anniversary of the founding of Freedom’s Journal, the country’s first Black newspaper. Its editors, Rev. Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm, proclaimed in the first edition, “Too long have others spoken for us…We wish to plead our own cause.”

Right to Dream Examines Immigration, Supports DREAMers

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:57.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In Right to Dream: Immigration Reform and America’s Future, University of Arkansas sociologist William A. Schwab examines the evidence and calls for passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, better known as the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act would provide residency to undocumented young people brought to this country as children. It would allow such young people to attend college with in-state tuition and to work and travel freely. It would open a path to citizenship to those who complete their education or military service.

America’s Racial Wealth Gap Triples Over 25 Years

Written by Charlene Crowell on Monday, 18 March 2013 15:22.

As long as most of us can remember, Black communities have taught and believed that a college education is the key to social and economic advancement. But according to a new research and policy brief by Brandeis University scholars, that long-held belief is only one of several factors affecting Black America’s ability to build wealth.

Un-Sung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement

Written by Charles B. Evans on Monday, 18 March 2013 15:21.

Recently, while attending an event at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where local citizens had gathered to witness the swearing in of a new chief of police, I was taken aback by a photo that appeared in one of the museum showcases. After taking a second look, I realized it was a photo of a childhood friend who was an active participant in the 60' s Civil Rights Movement.

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