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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, American Petroleum Institute Welcome New Fellow Cody West

Cody West is headed from Texas to Washington, D.C. – from Law School to Capitol Hill.

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Mellody Hobson, Accomplished Black Businesswoman Named Chairwoman of the Board of Starbucks

Mellody Hobson, a Princeton graduate who in 2019 earned the Woodrow Wilson Award, the university’s highest

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What happened to Democrats in North Carolina: “It was a total effort that failed down ballot”

North Carolina Democrats and progressive organizers this year had hoped for a repeat of the 2008

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Proof and Transparency: Dr. Ebony Hilton Will Take Coronavirus Vaccine, Provide Live Updates

Phase one of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine distribution begins this week. For those who remain skeptical about

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NNPA and NAHP Media Launch ‘Community Energy Center’

New Website Platform Will Highlight the Energy Sector’s Contributions for Diverse Community Empowerment and Affordable Energy

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Distance Learning, COVID-19 Pose Challenges to Educators, Administrators and Parents

In Southeast Los Angeles’s most under-resourced and predominately diverse neighborhoods of Compton, Lynwood, and Bellflower, David Anderson has

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Black Man, Casey Goodson Jr., Fatally Shot by Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy

On Friday, December 4, while entering his home in Columbus, Ohio, Casey Goodson Jr. was fatally

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IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Natalie Desselle Reid – Friends, Colleagues and Fans Share Grief

Fans everywhere are mourning the loss of actress Natalie Desselle Reid, 53, who passed away December

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Don’t Make Black Success a Disqualifier in the Biden-Harris Administration

When President-elect Joe Biden pounded the podium after the November 2020 elections and proclaimed, “The Black

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Stimulus, Politics and the Risk of More Lives Lost Ahead of Georgia’s Senate Runoff

Before the November election, politics prevented successful negotiations for a new coronavirus stimulus package. One month

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Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC and Health Officials Sound Alarm on Rising COVID Cases

Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has sounded

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The Politics of Winning Hearts and Minds, Yet Losing the Presidency

Mark your calendars. The 2020 presidential election will be the last time the Electoral College will

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Brenda K. Jones Honored with HBCU Coalition of Pitt County “Good Trouble” Award – GDN Exclusive

“Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.”  Congressman John Lewis

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Four Ways to Close the COVID-19 Racial Health Gap

  The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the reality that health in the U.S. has glaring racial inequities.

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Trump Plans to Execute Four Black Death Row Inmates Before He Leaves Office

Before this year, no federal execution had taken place since 2003. However, in July, Attorney General William

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Why AARP Cares – AARP Is Recognizing November/December as Caregiving Theme Months

AARP is striving to make it easier for older people to live independently and remain in

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Tina Turner Reflects on her Life in New Picture Book

  At 81, Tina Turner quietly reflects on her “imperfections and all” in a telling new

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Congressional Black Caucus Elects Executive Committee for the 117th Congress

U.S. rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) will chair the Congressional Black Caucus for the 117th Congress. The

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Stopping the Exploitation of Prisoners and Their Families Requires More Comprehensive Solutions

  The year 2020 brought renewed global focus to issues of social justice in America. Racial

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Prince’s ‘Sign o’ The Times’: A Timeless Masterpiece

  “In France, a skinny man died of a big disease with a little name/by chance

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How Sensors Monitor and Measure Our Bodies and the World Around Us

Sensors are all around. They are in automatic doors, at cash registers, in doctors’ offices and

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Zillow Finds Remote Work Could Help Black Renters Become Homeowners

The rapid rise in pandemic-driven telework could make first-time homeownership most broadly accessible to black renters

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AfroComicCon 2020 – Blerd Binder Covers Nerdy News for the Black Nerds of the World

The Blerd Binder covers nerdy news for the Black nerds of the world. We welcome you

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Challenges Black America Face with Distant and Virtual Learning During COVID-19

Students, teachers, parents, and administrators face ever-rising challenges as the coronavirus pandemic continues to force changes

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Will the Black Community Get Shut out From COVID Vaccination?

The first wave of coronavirus vaccines should reach the public this week, with the Centers for

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Somewhere, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson and JR Smith are Celebrating Federal Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Somewhere in in the world — California, Nevada, or beyond — Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, J.R.

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Former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, Discusses the Importance of Home and Health During Live Interview with NNPA

On Thursday, December 10, at 11AM ET, the accomplished physician will join this reporter and National

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What Are Emergency Use Authorizations, and Do They Guarantee That a Vaccine or Drug Is Safe?

  In coming days, the Food and Drug Administration is likely to authorize new COVID-19 vaccines based on

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First of its Kind PSA Campaign to Combat Health Disparities in the African American Community  

VNR1 Communications Partners with The African American Wellness Dallas, TX (December 4, 2020) — VNR1 Communications

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Psychologist Creates First Ever Therapy Card Deck for Black Teen Girls

Dr. Ebony Butler, the creator of My Therapy Cards, the first card deck and self-help tool

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Why Biden Will Find It Hard to Undo Trump’s Costly ‘America First’ Trade Policy

Since becoming president-elect, Joe Biden has signaled that restoring America’s leadership on the world stage is among his

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Twana Lawler, Inspires Thousands of African Americans by Sharing Her Story of Triumph Over AIDS

Meet Twana Lawler, an AIDS survivor and motivational speaker who has a very profound story that

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Biden-Harris Administration Commits to Ensure Government Spending with Black and Minority-Owned Media Businesses

President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration plans to support legislation offered by District of Columbia Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor

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Isiah Thomas Talks Basketball and Champagne with the Black Press

Thomas, who led the Indiana Hoosiers to an NCAA title and twice guided the Detroit Pistons

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Reckoning With Slavery: What a Revolt’s Archives Tell Us About Who Owns the Past

The consequences of 400 years of the Atlantic slave trade are still felt today. Untangling the

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Socialism Is a Trigger Word on Social Media – but Real Discussion Is Going on Amid the Screaming

The word “socialism” has become a trigger word in U.S. politics, with both positive and negative perceptions

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Cicely Was Young, Black and Enslaved – Her Death During an Epidemic in 1714 Has Lessons That Resonate

What I believe to be the oldest surviving gravestone for a Black person in the Americas memorializes an

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Tribes Mount Organized Responses To COVID-19, in Contrast To State and Federal Governments

As the months roll by, the pandemic continues to hit Indigenous nations hard. But this phenomenon

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200+ Black Female Founders to Meet Online For 2-Day Virtual Event

The BOSS Network, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase and Advancing Black Pathways, will host the Minority

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Global Disabilities Map Visualizes the Strength and Power of Millions of Athletes

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it became illegal to restrict

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All Eyes on Georgia – Senate Control Crucial for the Nation

These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. We should

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President-Elect Biden Names All-Women Senior Communications Staff

Fills out Staff with Women of Color; Black Men Nominated for Key Posts It isn’t often

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2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Was a Record-Smasher – and It’s Raising More Concerns About Climate Change

It was clear before the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season started that it was going to be busy.

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Why Waiters Give Black Customers Poor Service

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea When Black diners get poorer

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Nonprofits Are Struggling To Do More With Less: Five Questions Answered

Historically, nonprofits have gotten nearly a third of their charitable donations just during the month of December. In

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US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough To Eat

One in six U.S. families with children don’t have enough to eat this holiday season, a

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Parler Social Media Platform Attracts Millions of Trump Supporters, Anti-Semites and White Supremacists

Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” – people with

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To Prevent ‘Another Right-Wing Authoritarian’, Democrats Must Pursue Bold Working Class Agenda

Warning that a failure to deliver real material gains to the U.S. working class could lay

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Stock Market Soars and Billionaire Wealth Swells by $1 Trillion as Food Lines Stretch ‘As Far As the Eye Can See’

Ahead of Thanksgiving, millions of families are in need of food assistance due to Covid-19 related

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