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After the Repeal of Roe v. Wade: What Does It Mean for Black Women

After the jolting decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, many women had to re-adjust their thinking regarding health care and personal decisions. For Black women already dealing with historic and systemic challenges

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First Retail Production Escalade-V Raises $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson to Benefit Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design (PLC)

First Retail Production Escalade-V Raises $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson to Benefit Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design (PLC) Cadillac and PLC aim to make design a more accessible and inclusive field, build pipeline of talent DETROIT — The first retail

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Dr. Bethune statue to be unveiled in Statuary Hall on July 13

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s statue will finally be on display this month in National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. An unveiling ceremony is set for Wednesday, July 13, at 11 a.m. The event will be streamed live at www.speaker.gov/live. “This is

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Mississippi Team Uncovers Arrest Warrant for White Woman Who Lied About Emmett Till

A search team has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in the 1955 kidnapping of Emmett Till. The Associated Press reported that the team searched a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the African American teenager’s lynching, and

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The Nation’s Oldest Mentoring Program For Youth Of Color Celebrates Its Centennial This July 

The National Guide Right Program is the oldest and most successful mentoring organization for young people of color. St. Louis, MO (July 6-10, 2022) — The National Guide Right Centennial Celebration will take place July 6-10, 2022, in St. Louis, Mo, the birthplace of the Guide Right Program.

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Black Conservatives Celebrate Supreme Court’s Protection of Religious Freedom

Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 Black leadership network praised a landmark win for religious freedom and free speech, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a school district wrongly fired a high school football coach who prayed at the

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‘Husbands, Love Your Wives,’ and Other Simple Advice for Lasting Relationships

“Your Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Guide to a Christ-Centered Relationship“ Vancouver, WA, June 6, 2022 ― The problems experienced by couples today date all the way back to The Fall (Genesis 3), Pastor Scott LaPierre explained in a recent

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Condoleezza Rice Speaks About Special Golf Award and Growing up Black in Alabama

Fred Couples, Jack Nicklaus, and Nick Faldo are easily associated with the sport known as the gentlemen’s game. And it’s easy to understand why those mentioned above would receive honors with the Ambassador of Golf Award, given to individuals who

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Union Cries Foul as Starbucks Announce the Closing of 16 Locations

Citing safety reasons, Starbucks has announced it would close its store at the busy Union Station Train Concourse in Washington, D.C. The location counts among the 16 scheduled to close by the end of the month. Stores in Los Angeles,

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Arizona Law Attacks First Amendment by Restricting the Videotaping of Police Activity

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that makes it illegal to record videos within eight feet of police activity. The law comes just two years after the vital recording of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s

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Former Oath Keeper Reveals Racist, Antisemitic Beliefs of White Nationalist Group – And Their Plans To Start a Civil War

During his testimony before congressional investigators, former Oath Keepers spokesman Jason Van Tatenhove left little doubt about the intentions of the white nationalist militia group when its members stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Tatenhove explained that Jan.

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Racial Gaps in College Graduation Widened Under Funding Model Meant To Boost Performance

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Performance-based funding – a policy in which states fund public colleges based on certain student outcomes, such as how many students graduate – hasn’t benefited all

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Militant White Identity Politics on Full Display in GOP Political Ads Featuring High-Powered Weapons

Republican Eric Greitens, a candidate for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat, shocked viewers with a new online political ad in June 2022 that encouraged his supporters to go “RINO hunting.” Appearing with a shotgun and a smirk, Greitens leads the

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Raye Mitchell, Owner of Production Company Inks Major Deal For Streaming Content Development

Raye Mitchell, a University of Southern California, MBA and Harvard Law School trained lawyer and the co-founder of The Bossology® 53 Entertainment LLC, a Black-owned content production company, has signed a first-of-its-kind content strategy and development deal to develop a

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Four Things Black People Must Do to Prepare for the Coming Recession

Jayson Thornton, CFP is an African American Certified Financial Planner and Advisor who also hosts a call-in financial talk show. Below he reveals four things that people should be doing to prepare themselves for a recession: 1. Build up your

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Entrepreneur Launches Florida’s Newest Creative Digital Marketing Agency

Nickisha Matthews, CEO of 904 Business Solutions, the Florida-based executive consultancy, has announced the successful opening of her new creative digital marketing agency, Creative Business Branding™. It innovatively specializes in partnering with businesses, non-profit organizations, and other companies nationwide to

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Entrepreneur Launches Recruiting Platform to Help Minority Software Engineers Land Tech Jobs

Meet Geno Miller, the 27-year-old serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Shtudy, a developer-focused career platform that is leading the charge for diversity in tech by connecting 10,0000 pre-vetted software engineers with job opportunities at companies that prioritize employee happiness and

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Biden Celebrates Historic Gun Legislation Bill at White House Ceremony

President Joe Biden on Monday touted “historic progress” on actions to reduce gun violence. He said his administration has taken more executive action to reduce gun violence than any other president during their first two years in office. Biden celebrated

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President Biden Issues Executive Order on Abortion

With intense pressure from Democrats and constituents nationwide, President Biden on Friday signed an executive order attempting to ensure access to contraception and protect abortion services. Biden said he’s ordering U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to take

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Abrams & Kemp Address the GMA Annual Convention

  Each year, the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention draws leaders from across the state to enjoy training, sessions, and a tradeshow featuring products and services to improve city operations and the lives of citizens. This year’s convention was

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Advocates Intensify Focus on Eliminating Childhood Lead Exposure

Earlier this year, the District branch of the NAACP launched a campaign urging D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council to reduce children’s exposure to lead, whether they’re at home or in school. Since the turn of the

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Akron Authorities Release Disturbing BodyCam of Shooting of Black DoorDash Driver

  Authorities on Sunday released disturbing bodycam footage of Jayland Walker, an unarmed Black DoorDash delivery driver with no criminal record shot dozens of times by Akron Police Officers. The lawyer for the 25-year-old’s family called it an execution, telling

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Rockets Select Jabari Smith Jr. and Tari Eason in 2022 NBA Draft

During the 2022 NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets selected forward Jabari Smith Jr. with the third overall pick and forward Tari Eason (TAR-ee) with the 17th overall pick. Smith (6-10, 220) was an early entry candidate following his freshman season

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Record Inflation Shrinks Housing Affordability, Worsens Racial Wealth Gaps

Many Consumers Pay More for Rent Than Others Do for Mortgages This summer, temperatures are not the only thing rising above normal. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nation’s consumer price index (CPI) at the end of

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Houston Health Department Confirms Second Monkeypox Case

HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department announced a confirmed second monkeypox infection in a Houston resident with recent international travel. There is no known connection between this and the previously reported resident. The threat of monkeypox to Houston remains low. Monkeypox

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17 Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House Ceremony

A reported bout with Covid kept actor Denzel Washington from attending the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House on Thursday, but 16 others, including Olympic Champion Simone Biles, U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe, and Khazir Khan, joined

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Birmingham Times Captures Top National and State Awards for News, Photos, Features

The Birmingham Times Media Group (BTMG) this weekend won nine awards in the 2022 Alabama Press Association (APA) Media Contest, including first place for Best In-Depth News Coverage; Best Feature Story Coverage and Best Photo Essay. The APA presented the

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Black Collegiate Gaming Association Launches 2022 Corners to Colleges HBCU Program

The Black Collegiate Gaming Association (BCGA) kicked off its inaugural Corners to Colleges Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) program this month. The program gives high school students a week of HBCU college prep gaming. While staying a week at

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Black educators and leaders gather in Atlanta for UNCF’s UNITE 2022

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) convened at the Atlanta Airport Mariott Gateway for UNITE 2022, the organization’s summit for students, educators and professional stakeholders at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Throughout the conference, HBCUs were highlighted and celebrated

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Sen. Graham, Giuliani among Key Trump Players Subpoenaed in Georgia

The damning testimony and potentially criminal findings by the House Congressional Committee looking into the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol isn’t the only matter that could lead former President Donald Trump to prison. But Trump, the promulgator of

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Comcast Pushing Program Offering Free Internet Service for Millions of Households

After the White House announced a plan to expand access to affordable high-speed internet for millions of Americans, particularly low-income families, it didn’t take long for Comcast to ensure its customers took advantage. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), created under

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn-in as First Black Woman on U.S. Supreme Court

Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson officially joined the U.S. Supreme Court, marking a historic first for an African American woman. After receiving the required two oaths – Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath, and outgoing Justice Stephen Breyer,

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President Biden Signs Landmark Police Reform Executive Order

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on police reform that he hopes will help prevent excessive use of force and encourage officers to intervene in such cases. “Two years ago, the murder of George Floyd exposed for many what

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American Petroleum Institute Lays Out Solutions to Rising Gas Prices

The average price for a gallon of gasoline has hit record numbers in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. This week prices rose nationally by four cents, and consumers wondered why the cost is so high. A study of fact sheets provided

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R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 years in Federal Prison

He famously sang, “I can believe I can fly,” and many of his devoted fans believed him. But on Wednesday, a federal judge clipped the wings of music superstar R. Kelly sentencing him to 30 years in prison for racketeering

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Penny & Robert Sarver Foundation to Host College Students at D.C. Black Caucus

Ten Students Will Attend Event to Learn About Efforts to Root Out Racism in Federal Policy PHOENIX – The HeroZona Foundation is excited to announce its 17th annual, invitation-only Arizona Delegation National Update Brunch, during the 51st Congressional Black Caucus

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AARP and NNPA Reveal Concerns of Older Black Women Voters

The pandemic has accelerated an economic crisis that has disproportionately impacted older women. Their concerns could shape the election, as this voter group has had one of the highest turnout rates for decades, especially for Black women. AARP and the

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Mississippi Team Uncovers Arrest Warrant for White Woman Who Lied About Emmett Till

A search team has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in the 1955 kidnapping of Emmett Till. The Associated Press reported that the team searched a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the African American teenager’s lynching, and

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Media Fasts Are a Necessity for Black Mental Health

Anti-Black racism appears to be at an all-time high. Many are still traumatized by the targeted mass shooting of African American shoppers at Tops grocery store in Buffalo, NY that left 10 people dead and three injured. Eleven of the

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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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ELECTION 2022: A Report on Ten Black Candidates Running Statewide in 2022

There are many Black candidates running statewide across the U.S. this year in primaries and in general election contests. The year of 2022 will prove to be a major test of the electability of Black statewide candidates as issues around

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Racism Rears Its Ugly Head in the Buffalo Shootings

Racism is a longstanding social illness in the United States of America. Seemingly, there is no cure for it. It has been with us for as long as I can remember. The result of it has created heartache and heartbreak.

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Biden Policing EO Would Fall Short

Washington, D.C. – Following reports that President Biden will sign an Executive Order on police use of force tomorrow, on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: “We encourage the administration and Congress

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Male Judges Are More Likely To Hire Women as Clerks After Working With Female Judges

Despite substantial gains over the past half-century in the numbers of women working in law, medicine and business in the U.S., the elite ranks of these professions remain male dominated, a phenomenon often referred to as the “glass ceiling.” In

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Jan. 6 Hearings Are Only the Tip of the Iceberg When It Comes To Important Congressional Oversight Hearings

In a series of hearings that have received prime-time coverage and much public attention, Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony on the afternoon of June 28 contained perhaps the most explosive revelations thus far. Speaking before a hastily called hearing of the House

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Wealth of Nations: Why Some Are Rich, Others Are Poor – And What It Means for Future Prosperity

Why are some nations rich and others poor? Can the governments of poor nations do something to ensure that their nations become rich? These sorts of questions have long fascinated public officials and economists, at least since Adam Smith, the

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Mister and Miss Juneteenth Crowned During Freedom Day Celebration

Scotland County NAACP Youth and Scotland Youth Development are honored to announce the winners of the 2022 Mister and Miss Juneteenth Pageant. On Sunday, June 19, 2022, Jonathan McLean, rising 9th grader at Scotland Early College, was crowned Mister Juneteenth.

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Genealogist Who Helps Black Families Find Their Roots Connects the Dots About a Former Slave Who Founded a Town in Louisiana

Dr. Antoinette Harrell, a genealogist and historian who is known for helping Black families connect the dots, is at it again. This time she has helped the Vernon family from Roseland, Louisiana to better understand the history and legacy of

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