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Federal Financial Aid for College Will Be Easier to Apply for – and a Bit More Generous

How is applying for federal student financial aid about to change? The good news is the FAFSA will go from

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What Colleges and Universities Can Do to Improve Police-Community Relations

In the wake of the death of George Floyd – and the protests that it has sparked around the world – public attention is

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Rooting Out Racism in Children’s Books

Ten years ago, I sat down with my then 8-year-old daughter to read a book before bedtime. The book was

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‘He’s Gone’: Celebrations as ‘Worst and Most Dangerous President in American History’ Departs

Donald Trump is still technically president, but Americans on social media and in the streets breathed sighs of relief and celebrated Wednesday

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Poor People’s Campaign MLK Day Message to Biden: Act on Bold Agenda to Heal Nation

The Poor People’s Campaign marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday by urging the incoming Biden administration to swiftly act

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“This Is Democracy’s Day”: Joe Biden Sworn In as 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president of the United States on Wednesday, taking

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U.S. schools receive a C in whole child development in reimagined Nation’s Report Card

Educational policy expert Jaekyung Lee grades nation’s schools a B+ in physical health, C in emotional wellness and D in

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What Is the ‘Boogaloo’ and Who Are the Rioters

In the wake of the insurrection on Jan. 6, the U.S. is bracing for the possibility of additional violent demonstrations and

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A White Supremacist Coup Succeeded in 1898, Led by Lying Politicians and Racist Newspapers That Amplified Their Lies

While experts debate whether the U.S. Capitol siege was an attempted coup, there is no debate that what happened in 1898 in

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Neighborhoods With MLK Streets Are Poorer Than National Average and Highly Segregated, Study Reveals

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Poverty rates are almost double the national average

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How to Stay Safe With a Fast-Spreading New Coronavirus Variant on the Loose

A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 20 states, and people are wondering:

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How the Ebenezer Baptist Church Has Been a Seat of Black Power for Generations in Atlanta

  The high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Georgia catapulted the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church back into the spotlight. For 135 years, the

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Queens for a National Cause – (Elections 2020 in Review) – GDN Exclusive

Marching to the beat of their own drums at their own pace, HBCU students across the nation have prepared themselves

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New Economics for a New Generation of Constructive Collective Action – GDN Exclusive

There is an issue of great significance to African Americans historically created and maintained by Corporate America from the beginning

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The HBCU Call to Corporate America – GDN Exclusive

For more than 400 years, Black Americans have sought economic equity and political inclusion. Notwithstanding the fact that the pursuit

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HBCU Millennials Are Energized to Vote! Believing in Hope and the Possibility of Change

“HBCU students are ready to support whoever has their best interest at heart,” Marshall said. “As an HBCU alum—history shows that HBCU students have always been engaged when it comes to the political process. The difference is always with likable candidates.”

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18 Georgia NAACP Branches to ‘Party at the Polls’ in Pivotal State

ATLANTA – In one of the most unique get-out-the-vote efforts this year, 18 Georgia NAACP branches over 19 counties have

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Miss NCCU Launches Greater Diversity News HBCU Voting Outreach Research Project – “A Call to Colors” GDN Exclusive

To Imani Johnson, the Greater Diversity News (GDN) HBCU Voting Outreach Project is a way for students at historically Black

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I Have a Felony Conviction. Can I Vote? Voting Rights Projects

While many states have some restriction on felon voting rights, most states restore the right to vote to people after they complete their sentences. In fact, up to 17 millionAmericans with past convictions can vote right now…

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Voter Resurgence 2020: Absentee Voting – Start Your Voting Efforts Today!

You can start your 2020 voting efforts today! If you want to vote with maximum social distancing, Absentee Voting (AV)

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Pandemic Can Not Stop NCCU CEAC Voter Efforts – A GDN Exclusive

On Saturday, August 8th, the National HBCU Alumni Foundation’s 6th Annual Leaders Conference Civic Engagement and Advocacy Committee (CEAC) Summit

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Teachey, NC Mayor Supports ACTC – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXVII

On November 5, 2019, history was made in the small, southwest Duplin County town of Teachey – population 431, size

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Alpha Kappa Alphas Celebrate 30 Years of Service Sigma Tau Omega Chapter – GDN Exclusive

It has been thirty years this month since the Sigma Tau Omega (STO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

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Yvonne Lewis Holley Vies to Make history as First Black NC Lieutenant Governor

A GDN Election 2020 Special When the smoke cleared after the March 3rd primaries two months ago, suddenly, the prospect

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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

New Economics for a New Generation of Constructive Collective Action – GDN Exclusive

There is an issue of great significance to African Americans historically created and maintained by Corporate America from the beginning

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Black Consumers, Businesses Must Lead American Energy Policy Talks, Experts Say

According to an IHS study, women and minorities will account for hundreds of thousands of those openings—more than 700,000 African Americans and Hispanics and 290,000 women …

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Competitive Business Advantage: Why It’s Important to Increase the Value of Your Business

Competitive Advantage course explains why it is important to increase the value of your business so that customers choose you over your competitor.

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism)

Banking on Freedom is the first full-length history of finance capitalism that centers black women and the banking institutions and networks

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The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sports

By Scoop Jackson
Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson’s essays explore the role that sports plays in American society and the hypocritical standards…

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

By Dr. DeGruy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society’s beliefs

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