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HBCU Grads Partner With Visa to Launch First Ever Black Woman-Owned Neo Bank

Washington, DC — Angel Rich and Courtney Keen, HBCU alums and the genius founders of CreditRich, have partnered with Visa to launch the first Black woman-owned neo-bank offering intelligent bill pay for credit optimization. They have also launched their very

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One Million Moms Partner With Black-Owned Bodycam App to Protect Their Kids From Police Misconduct

ANJEL Tech, a Black-owned cloud-based application that turns any smartphone into your own personal body cam, has announced a historic partnership with 1 Million Madly Motivated Moms (1M4). This organization, led by African American moms and aunties, was created to

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The US Is Importing Baby Formula To Help End Supply Shortage – What Parents Need To Know

Industry and federal efforts to alleviate a baby formula shortage in the U.S. are ramping up, with the import of foreign brands supplementing increased domestic production. It follows a crisis in which mothers, fathers and caregivers across the U.S. have

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African Americans and Other White House Staffers Call ‘Blaxit’ Story Fake News

Despite a recent report alleging an exodus of Black staff members, the Biden-Harris Administration remains the most diverse in history. High-level African American staffers refuted a Politico story about a so-called “Blaxit” at the White House. The widely shared story

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Tone Deaf Corporate America Blasted for Trying to ‘Own Juneteenth’

In 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill to officially mark Juneteenth – June 19 – as an official federal holiday. One year later, as racism continues to permeate the nation and many African Americans prepare to observe the country’s

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The Legendary Temptations Announce Lineup Ahead of Summer and Fall Tours

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Temptations, the legendary, Grammy Award ® -winning group, led by founding member, Otis Williams are kicking off their summer and fall concert seasons this month with fan favorites such as, “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination

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Mass Shootings and Gun Laws. How Canada Does What America Won’t

According to the Gun Violence Archive, 2022 has quickly become the year of Mass Shootings. Researchers, who label mass shootings as incidents where four or more people are injured or killed (not including the shooter), noted that there have already

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Student-loan Cancellation Activists Just Wiped Out $1.7 Million in Student Debt for Nearly 500 Hbcu Students

The Debt Collective wiped out $1.7 million in student debt for Bennett College students. The relief was for debt owed to the historically Black college, like unpaid tuition and other school-related expenses. Student debt disproportionately falls on Black borrowers, and

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HBCU Grad Turned Capitol Hill Attorney Launches Black-Owned Line of Pearl Accessories to Inspire Women

Tonya Sloans, after having spent 20 years as a legal advisor in the nation’s capital, has used her fashion formula for career success to launch Power and Pearls, an online boutique that gives confidence to women through pearl accessories. Her

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Working in the Metaverse: What Virtual Office Life Could Look Like

In the context of work, the digital divide has become less about access to devices and connectivity and more about skills and mindset. Many experienced professionals have never learned more than the rudimentary basics of email, web search and Microsoft

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Supreme Court Allows States To Use Unlawfully Gerrymandered Congressional Maps in the 2022 Midterm Elections

In the upcoming midterm elections, states may use maps that a federal court has found unlawful. You read that right: The U.S. Supreme Court recently barred federal courts from requiring states to fix their newly adopted, but unlawful, congressional maps

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Teachers Often Struggle To Address Mass Traumatic Events in Class

After the Paris attacks of 2015 – a series of attacks in which gunmen opened fire on nightspots and a concert hall in Paris – a U.S.-based high school teacher of French described her failure to discuss the attacks in

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More Student or Faculty Diversity on Campus Leads To Lower Racial Gaps in Graduation Rates

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea College graduation gaps between Black and white students tend to shrink when there are more students of color or faculty of color on campus. This finding

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces the First Session of the White House Internship Program; Administration Will Pay Interns for the First Time in History

President Biden and Vice President Harris have announced the launch of the White House Internship Program and that, for the first time in history, White House interns will be paid. The first session will commence in Fall 2022. “Too often,

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Charlie Sifford Broke Golf’s Color Lines; His Son Fondly Recalls the Challenges and Triumphs During Centennial Celebration

Charlie Sifford didn’t hesitate to explain why his late father, Dr. Charlie Sifford Jr., remains his hero. Sitting inside an office at PGA TOUR headquarters in Ponte Verde, Florida, and preparing to remember what would have been his father’s 100th

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The Leadership Conference Pushes FCC to Eliminate Digital Discrimination

Two months ago, the Federal Communications Commission announced it had opened a proceeding on how to prevent and eliminate digital discrimination to ensure that everyone has equal access to broadband internet access service. When the agency issued the notice, commissioners

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Presidents Cup announces six HBCU teams set to compete in Charlie Sifford Centennial Cup

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – The Presidents Cup announced today the six teams set to compete in the inaugural Charlie Sifford Centennial Cup, slated for August 29, 2022, at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. Johnson C. Smith University will serve as

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Generation Z Sparking the ‘Great Resignation’ as Employers Realize Shortages

The pandemic has spurred the Great Resignation phenomenon, and it is still on. Many workers have continued to resign and switch jobs, and the pandemic reportedly has changed what matters to employees and what they want from their jobs –

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California Reparations Task Force Releases Detailed Report on the Harms of Slavery and Racism in the U.S.; Propose Specific Remedies

Federal and state governments, including California, failed to protect Black artists, culture-makers, and media-makers from discrimination and simultaneously promoted discriminatory narratives. Further, state governments memorialized the Confederacy as just and heroic through monument building while suppressing the nation’s history of

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A History of Hate: ‘If Emancipation Came in Lincoln’s America, why was it Necessary to March in King’s America?’

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has long examined America’s hatred toward African Americans, recently noting a profound new rendering of the struggle by African Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counterrevolution that re-subjugated them, as

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“It’s a Family Affair:” NAACP Membership – A GDN Exclusive

I am encouraging Black parents to purchase NAACP memberships for their children that are 25 and younger. It is also a good idea to buy one for yourself if you’re not already a member. The NAACP represents a cause greater

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Why Gun Control Laws Don’t Pass Congress, Despite Majority Public Support and Repeated Outrage Over Mass Shootings

With the carnage in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York in May 2022, calls have begun again for Congress to enact gun control. Since the 2012 massacre of 20 children and four staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in

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Gloves Off as Politicians Attack Each Other on Guns After Texas School Massacre

As adults grapple with talking to their children about the latest school massacre where 19 elementary school students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, were shot and killed by a crazed gunman, Congressional finger-pointing appeared to reach its zenith. “Just

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President Biden Prepares to Issue Executive Order on Police Reform

On May 25, 2021, the first anniversary of the killing of George Floyd by then Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin, President Joe Biden invited his family to the White House. At the time, Biden expressed optimism that the George Floyd Justice

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Chicago Mayor Brings Message to Dallas

During a stop in Dallas Wednesday, before moving on to Houston and Austin, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discussed several issues as she prepares for a reelection bid and what is expected to be an expensive race in 2023. Citing figures

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Cities Deal with Racially Motivated Shootings

With the recent shooting and murder of 10 African Americans in Buffalo, NY last week and several shootings of Blacks and Asians in Dallas, some are saying that racially motivated murders must be identified and prosecuted quickly. The 18-year-old shooter

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My Truth: Together We Can Make a Difference

Just as we must accept that with life there will be death, we must realize just as there is joy, there will be pain! As I sat in a crowded room I listened intently to men and women who were

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It is Long Past Time for Sensible Gun Regulation in America

Like many love affairs, America’s infatuation with guns has yet again resulted in violence and death. NPR reported on May 15, 2022, that just five months into the year America had already experienced 198 mass shootings. That averages about 10

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How Many Bots Are on TWITTER? The Question Is Difficult to Answer and Misses the Point

Twitter reports that fewer than 5% of accounts are fakes or spammers, commonly referred to as “bots.” Since his offer to buy Twitter was accepted, Elon Musk has repeatedly questioned these estimates, even dismissing Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal’s public

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A Quest for Significance Gone Horribly Wrong – How Mass Shooters Pervert a Universal Desire To Make a Difference in the World

Agonizing questions are being raised by the recent tragic mass shootings at a school in Texas and a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. As in the recent years’ similar acts of horror at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, a Walmart in

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Replacement Theory Isn’t New – 3 Things To Know About How This Once-fringe Conspiracy Has Become More Mainstream

The recent grocery store mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, is placing a spotlight on white supremacy. Eighteen-year-old Payton Gendron drove three hours from his home in Conklin, New York, to the Tops grocery store on May 14, 2022, and

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Culture War Politics Intensifies, Partisan Conflict and Division Have Spread Far Outside Their Usual Boundaries

As our culture war politics intensifies, partisan conflict and division have spread far outside their usual boundaries. Increasingly, virtually any sphere of life has grown politicized, shaded in either red or blue. Neighbors become online adversaries online, and once-independent institutions

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Thirteen Mass School Shootings – 146 Children and Adults Killed – And the Gunmen Who Carry Them Out

When the Columbine High School massacre took place in 1999 it was seen as a watershed moment in the United States – the worst mass shooting at a school in the country’s history. Now, it ranks fourth. The three school

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When Governments Fail to Act: ‘It’s Easier to Get a Gun than Baby Formula.’ Athletes, Celebs Boil Over Latest Mass Shooting

“It’s been enough. We’ve been at ‘enough’ for centuries,” actress Gabrielle Union tweeted following the May 24 massacre. Nineteen children lost their lives at what was supposed to be one of the safest places in the world: school. The May

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Black Press Journalist Katherine Massey Eulogized As ‘Queen Mother,’ and ‘Community Mayor’

Katherine Massey counted among the 10 African Americans killed on May 14, when self-proclaimed white supremacist Payton Gendron donned body armor, entered the Tops Supermarket with an assault rifle, and opened fire. National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO

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Safe and Sane: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Caring for someone with dementia is a top priority, but the sanity of the caregiver is equally important. Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase to nearly 14 million by 2050.

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HBCU Grad Launches Online Course Platform That Empowers Experts to Teach Online

Nationwide — Meet Christina Moody, an HBCU grad turned entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Goalmentum, an online course platform that streamlines group coaching programs. The knowledge economy has exploded over the past 10 years, and one glaring

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New Jersey Officials Propose Police Licensing Bill to Hold Officers Accountable

As police reform bills like the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act remain defeated at the federal level, New Jersey officials may have found one solution to police accountability. Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin have

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With Inpatient Psychiatric Services in Short Supply, America’s Teen Mental Health Emergency Deepens

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates among teenagers rose almost 60 percent from 2007 to 2018. The CDC and other federal agencies describe a crisis that includes surging mental health disorders among the country’s young.

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All-black New Orleans Graduating Class Earns $9.2 Million in Scholarships With 100 Percent Acceptance Rate

New Orleans’ St. Augustine High School, which accomplished many firsts for African Americans during the 1950s and 1960s, again enjoyed a historical moment for its 2022 graduating class. The entire graduating class at the all-boys college preparatory school received acceptance

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Supreme Court Decision Heavily Diminishes Ineffective Counsel Defense

Although Justice Sonia Sotomayor called the decision perverse and illogical, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday, May 23, that state prisoners may not present new evidence in federal court to support claims that their counsel was ineffective in violation

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Campus and Larger Community Gather at Quarry Amphitheater to Usher in the Era of John R. Lewis College

Hundreds of campus and regional community members gathered beneath the redwoods encircling Quarry Amphitheater to watch the former College Ten make history, rededicating itself as John R. Lewis College in memory of the legendary civil rights leader. “Naming is a

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Plaque Unveiled in NYC to Honor Headquarters of NAACP, Other Progressive Groups

On May 11, Village Preservation and The New School were joined by historians David Levering Lewis, Amy Aronson, Brian McGrath and Stephen Brier for the unveiling of a plaque marking 70 Fifth Ave. as the historic headquarters of the NAACP,

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CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What Type of Therapy Is Right for Me?

Since ancient times, cultures across the world have understood that human suffering can have psychological causes. At its core, psychotherapy is working with another person to help identify and address emotional challenges that matter to you. It involves trying to

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What You Need To Know About the Defense Production Act – The 1950s Law Biden Invoked

U.S. President Joe Biden on May 18, 2022, announced he is invoking the Defense Production Act to help end the shortage of baby formula stressing out parents nationwide. He said he will direct suppliers of baby formula ingredients to prioritize

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Racism Is Different Than Colorism – Ronald Hall Speaks About His Experience Researching Colorism

Why does your research matter and why do you study it? Hall: This research matters as the nation and indeed the world assume a more multiracial demographic. I study it to correct some of the errors made by “experts” and

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The Stigma Around Male Domestic Violence

How Male Abuse is Minimized In an op-ed by Neffer Kerr titled, “Strong & Silent: Breaking the Stigma of Abuse Because Black Men Are Victims, Too,” by Ebony Magazine, Kerr recalls learning that her male friend, who was over six

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EPA Administrator, Michael S. Regan, Focused on Clean Air and Water for Communities of Color

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan remains on a journey to justice. He said President Joe Biden’s historic bipartisan infrastructure bill provides an opportunity to finally rid America of poisonous lead pipes and free communities of color of

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Calm after the Racist Storm, Buffalo Shootings Cease Following Massacre

Eight days before the self-avowed white supremacist Payton Gendron’s mass shooting in Buffalo, detectives laid out a hoard of weaponry that they seized in less than a week. The weapons included ghost guns, automatic pistols, assault rifles, and revolvers confiscated

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Buffalo Mayor to Appear on NNPA Live Morning Show

Mayor Byron Brown, the first African American mayor and the longest-serving mayor in Buffalo’s history, plans to appear on the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s live daily news program, “Let It Be Known,” at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 20. Brown, who

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