Oral History: Opal Lee “People Have Shackles on Their Minds…”

Opal Lee was born October 7, 1926 in Marshall, Texas. Her mother moved to Fort Worth when she was ten

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Dominion Energy’s HBCU Promise℠

Our $25 million commitment to be shared by 11 HBCUs in 4 states In 2020, Dominion Energy committed $25 million

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President Biden Signs Juneteenth Holiday into Law

Beginning on Friday, June 18, federal employees enjoyed the country’s 12th – and perhaps most significant – paid holiday. President

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Pamela Smith Said Her Prison Sentence Should Not Have Included Rape

According to the nonprofit Human Rights Watch, more than 200,000 women are incarcerated in the United States, and at least

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FILM REVIEW: “Tina” – The Magic That Some Music Legends Can Create.

She’s like an eternal flame. Can’t remember when she wasn’t around. Can’t imagine life without her. That’s the magic that

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TRAVEL: Why St. Lucia Might Be a Black Traveler’s Paradise

It’s been a rough year. The whole world has spent the better part of the past 12 months isolated and

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Intersport Launches ‘The John Shippen’ to Identify Historical Barriers and Expand Black Representation in Golf

Intersport, in collaboration with Rocket Mortgage, Trion Solutions, Dow, The Children’s Foundation and Sommer Woods (co-founder of Woods and Watts

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Federal Policy Has Failed to Protect Indigenous Women

Lawmakers in the nation’s capital have an opportunity to fix a longstanding problem with the landmark legislation to prevent domestic

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Attorney General Merrick Garland Announces Several Actions to Protect Voting Rights

Citing escalating voting restriction laws in Republican-controlled states around the country, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced several actions that

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St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend celebrates 20 years running, nears $100 million raised since 2002

St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend celebrates 20 years running, nears $100 million raised since 2002 National Black Marathoners Association among

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Hip Hop Icon Dr. Dre Opening the ‘Coolest High School in America’

Hip Hop and business icon Dr. Dre said he lasted just two weeks in a college program and believed that

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Senate Confirms Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson to Powerful DC Appellate Court

The U.S. Senate on Monday, June 14, confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Court of Appeals for

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Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Dominion Energy’s HBCU Promise℠

Our $25 million commitment to be shared by 11 HBCUs in 4 states In 2020, Dominion Energy committed $25 million

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INSPIRITATION or FEAR? Engaging Black Voters

(republished archive from 4/7/2016) Between now and the November 2016 General Elections my articles will largely be focused on voter

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Virtual Events: Join this Discussion – The New Black Student Movement

Join this discussion sponsored by the FSUNAA Civic Engagement & Advocacy Committee Coverage and promotion by Greater Diversity News (GDN) 

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North Carolina NAACP Youth and College Advisor Endorses “A Call to Colors” New Black Student Movement Strategy

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and

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A New Decade, A New Politics, A New Economics – Institutionalizing Civic/Voter Engagement – GDN Exclusive

In the 2018 and 2020 midterm and general elections, the politics of deliberate and systematic voter suppression created an enormous

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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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Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

Mack Major Makes a Difference in Real Estate and Economic Development

Mack Major has always exhibited a knack for entrepreneurism. It was not because of a need for money but mostly

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Podcast Highlights the Contributions of Black Women in the American Workforce, Ongoing Fight For Equal Pay

In recognition of ongoing disparities that affect millions of Black women, In These Times magazine and the Leonard C. Goodman Institute

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New Finance Book Empowers Black Americans to Reset Cultural Mindsets and Expand Net Worth

With Black History Month upon us, African Americans looking to level up their finances in 2021 while reflecting on our

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Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

Elizabeth Keckley, Thirty Years a Slave, Four Years in the White House

A Black woman’s memoir published 153 years ago still tops Amazon’s books sales chart. “Behind the Scenes or Thirty Years

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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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