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IN MEMORIAM: David Dinkins, New York’s First and Only Black Mayor, Dies at 93

David Dinkins was the stuff of political legend in New York’s Harlem. From 1990 to 1993, Dinkins served as the

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Why Do Older People Heal More Slowly? Decades of Life Slow Down Healing

I recently visited an 83-year-old patient in the hospital after EMTs rushed her to the ER with an infected leg

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A Century Ago, James Weldon Johnson Became the First Black Person To Head the NAACP

In this moment of national racial reckoning, many Americans are taking time to learn about chapters in U.S. history left out

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‘My Vote Will Be Black’ – a Wave of Afro-Brazilian Women Ran for Office in 2020 but Found Glass Ceiling Hard To Break

Messages urging Afro-Brazilians to support Black candidates filled social media in the days before Brazil’s Nov. 15, 2020 elections. “Do

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School Suspensions Don’t Just Unfairly Penalize Black Students – They Lead To Lower Grades and ‘Black Flight’

School suspensions are intended to deter violence and punish students who demonstrate problematic behavior. Yet, when I interviewed 30 Black

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A Brief History of Georgia’s Runoff Voting – and Its Racist Roots

Across the U.S., many states use different electoral systems. That’s because the federal government doesn’t run elections: States do. In

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Biden Picks Foreign Service Veteran Linda Thomas-Greenfield For U.N. Ambassador

Growing up in segregated Louisiana, Linda Thomas-Greenfield says she learned to face adversity. Now, the career diplomat has been tapped

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Pandemic Forces Families Thanksgiving Traditions to Online Platforms

Honey-baked ham, collard greens, baked macaroni and cheese, and candied yams. For many, particularly in the Black community, as Thanksgiving

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Erase Student Loan Debt Which Widens Racial Wealth Gap

President-elect Joe Biden wants to immediately erase student loan debt, a move that could prove more meaningful for African American

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California Judge Tosses Sexual Assault Suit against Russell Simmons

A California judge has tossed out a $10 million lawsuit, alleging sexual assault, against hip-hop icon and business mogul Russell

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Biden-Harris Administration Tasked with Dismantling America’s History of Hate

A lot of past cruelties can underscore America’s history of hate. Today, one could capture that hate through the lens

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The Power of Trust and Truth – COVID-19 Has Killed Over 230,000 in the U.S.

Getting and sharing the facts about COVID-19, trusting science can help turn tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color COVID-19 has

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

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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The Future of Law Enforcement in North Carolina

The Future of Law Enforcement in North Carolina The recent protests demanding change in our current law enforcement policies to

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Courts and Chief Justices Around the Country Echo Chief Justice Beasley’s Call

I wanted to make sure you saw this article from the Wall Street Journal that was published over the weekend.

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NHCDP Town Hall With All Five Court Of Appeals Candidates

Court of Appeals Town Hall —  June 1st When: Monday, June 1st, 7 p.m. Where: Zoom Town Hall for all five Democratic

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Voter Education, Registration & Mobilization Resources

NC Voting Resources Confirm your voter registration: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ Online Voter Registration/ Adjust Current Registration: https://www.www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/online/Pages/voter-registration-application.aspx Requesting a NC Absentee Ballot

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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

Nielsen’s 10th-Year African American Consumer Report Explores the Power of the Black Community

  Data shows African Americans have increasing cultural, economic and political influence CHICAGO – October 21, 2020 – For 10 years,

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Small Business Development Center Assists Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Small Business Development Center helps with business ownership and keeps existing businesses competitive in an ever-changing global marketplace.

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Common Anomaly: Business Basics and Fundamentals for Teens

In “Common Anomaly,” 16-year-old Evan White gives timely practical financial advice   Evan White is a teen finance wizard. At

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

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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American Policing: A Culture of Violence in Minority Communities

Former LAPD detective and leading national expert Timothy T. Williams, Jr. dives deep into police procedure, use of force, and

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