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Sizing Up ‘The New Normal’ of Work Life During COVID-19

Newswise — As more Americans begin the transition from working almost entirely at home to working again at their pre-pandemic office spaces, experts in management and organization are considering what has been learned from the experience of the past 17

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Organizers Planning a March to Save HBCUs

Since the Ayers v. Fordice Settlement on February 15, 2002, the State of Mississippi has reneged on its obligation and promise to endow and fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities, HBCUs, in the ‘Magnolia State’. On Saturday, August 14th, a

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United Nations Issues ‘Code Red’ for Humanity in Climate Crisis

A United Nations panel on the climate released a scathing report on Monday, August 9, about a manufactured atmospheric crisis that has jeopardized the world’s future. “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land,” stated

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World Golf Championships Inspires St. Jude’s Patient’s Through Colorful Art and Powerful Stories of Hope

With many of the world’s top golf professionals in Memphis for the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational through August 8, patients from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital once again provide inspiration through their colorful art and powerful stories of

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Tito Jackson’s New CD Targets Civil Unrest, Features a Host of Superstars

  Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Bobby Rush, Kim Fields, Magic Johnson, UB40, and Smokey Robinson are just some of the names featured on Jackson 5 legend Tito Jackson’s latest CD, “Under Your Spell.” In addition to an army of superstars,

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B Network Group Puts Africans and African-Americans Into Business and Create a Network of Business People

The B Network Group was founded in February 2021 by a family who wanted to see more black entrepreneurs become successful, put their product in the marketplace, and make a way to provide for their family. They started the company

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Funding a Social Movement: The Ford Foundation and Civil Rights, 1965-1970

Big Philanthropy and Social Justice How does organized philanthropy respond to grassroots social action? Does a social movement change direction when big funders step in? What is the appropriate role for private foundations to play in social and political change?

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Black Psychiatrist Launches New Podcast to Reduce Pandemic-Induced Stress and Anxiety

Atlanta, GA — Meet Dr. Ericka Goodwin, a Harvard-trained Board-Certified Psychiatrist, who has launched a new podcast called Better with Dr. Ericka that offers a reprieve for busy, stressed, and overwhelmed professionals that are ready to hop off the hamster

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Top Tips for Tackling Plastic Pollution – From Marine Scientists

Do you ever find yourself staring at the supermarket shelf in turmoil, trying to make the most environmentally sustainable choices from an overwhelming array of available products? You’ve brought your reusable shopping bags, you’ve searched for produce that isn’t wrapped

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Four Ways Older Adults Can Get Back to Exercising – Without the Worry of an Injury

We naturally lose muscle mass as we get older. This process starts around the age of 36, and by the time we are 80 we’ve lost about 50% of our muscle mass. Long periods of inactivity can also cause us

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Black-Owned Moving Company Continues Rapid Expansion into Raleigh, NC

College Dudes Help U Move, Inc., a Charlotte-based Black-owned moving company, has announced that they have opened a new location in Raleigh, North Carolina. Located at 1001 Navaho Drive, Suite 211, Raleigh, NC 27609, the new office is centrally located

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SIAH International Announces Global Expansion with HUB International and Forest Capital Management

NBA legend enters the insurance broker marketplace bringing innovative and diverse leadership to Insurance & Risk, Employee Benefits, and Retirement & Private Wealth. CHICAGO, IL. – NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas announced that his firm ISIAH International is expanding its

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Entrepreneur Launches New Crowdfunding Site to Help Black Business Owners Raise Funds

Nationwide — Blaqseed is set to disrupt the global crowdfunding space as the platform launches to specifically support the plight of African American causes and related projects. The user-friendly platform founded by Michael Koger-Smith and fellow forward-thinking entrepreneurs serves as

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Rihanna Tops $1 Billion in Net Worth

You can call her Ri-Ri, wear her Savage X lingerie or Fenty perfume. And Rihanna wouldn’t mind. But the pop superstar and business mogul probably doesn’t mind anyone calling her a billionaire. According to Forbes magazine, the 33-year-old Barbadian beauty

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Minority Serving Institutions Initiative (MSI) Developing in Oil and Natural Gas Industry

With individuals of color expected to fill about 54 percent of the projected 1.9 million job opportunities in the natural gas, oil, and petrochemical industry over the next two decades, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has added more historically Black

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Black-Owned Businesses Look to the FDA to Protect Them

What many of us have dreamed about for the past year may be turning into reality. Almost half of the nation has been fully vaccinated, the CDC has announced businesses can reopen along with lifted mask guidance, and the glimmer of hope is shining brighter

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Poetry Foundation and Complexly Announce New Ours Poetica Co-Curators

Charlotte Abotsi and Sarah Kay join as co-curators for Season 2 CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation and Complexly announce the new co-curators of the twice-weekly YouTube series Ours Poetica: Charlotte Abotsi and Sarah Kay. The poetic duo will continue inviting

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Study Reinforces a Brighter Economic Outlook When America leads World in Energy Production

  According to a new study, America’s natural gas and oil industry will need to serve as a vital driver of the nation’s post-pandemic economic recovery. The industry counts as critical to every sector of the U.S. economy and supports

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Biden Administration Extends Eviction Moratorium, Potentially Rescuing Millions From Losing Housing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken new measures to protect renters from evictions. Over the past two months, the new prohibition on evictions will apply to communities with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission. A formal announcement is

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New Research Finds Widening Educational Inequality in Year of COVID

  Experts call for action to support educators in fostering growth for all students, particularly those who have been traditionally underserved Portland, Ore., July 28, 2021 — NWEA —  a not-for-profit, research and educational services provider serving K-12 students  — 

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White House Says $44 Billion Still Available to Avoid Evictions

House and Senate Democrats are looking to the White House to immediately act to stop evictions after the federal moratorium expired on July 31. But President Joe Biden said a recent Supreme Court ruling means the administration cannot unilaterally extend

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Novant Health Postpones Wilmington, Winston-Salem Festivals as COVID-19 Cases Rise

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Vaccination Rates Remain Stagnant WILMINGTON & WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Novant Health announced the remaining two Welcome Back Festival celebrations, originally scheduled for Aug. 7 in Wilmington and Aug. 21 in in Winston-Salem, will be postponed. “The health,

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Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is Latest Lawmaker Arrested in Voting Rights Fight

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) became the third African American lawmaker arrested this month while advocating for new voting rights legislation. The congresswoman’s arrest on Friday, July 30, follows the detainment of fellow Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio)

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Murder Plot Reveals a Deadly Mix: White Supremacists and Law Enforcement

The FBI recently unearthed a deadly secret: top Ku Klux Klan members work in America’s prisons, holding unlimited power over inmates, including recent revelations in Florida where authorities thwarted a plot to kill a Black prisoner. “I have long asked

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Broadway’s Neon Lights Shine with 10 New Black Plays, Musicals

After a somewhat experimental reopening in June with “Springsteen on Broadway,” the Great White Way will step further into the mix with the August 4 debut of “Pass Over” at the August Wilson Theatre. Barring any restrictions, the late summer

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New Report Reveals Breakthrough Cases in Vaccinated are Extremely Rare

Breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are extremely rare events among those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new study released on Monday, August 2, by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. The rate of breakthrough cases reported among

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HBCU Grad Marcus Coleman Appointed to DHS Position

The Biden-Harris administration announced the appointment of Marcus T. Coleman as the Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (DHS Center). According to a news release, Coleman leads at the intersection of religious affairs,

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One Religion Say Its Bridging the Racial Divide by Overcoming the Challenges of an Interracial Marriage

When Greg Watson began dating the woman of his dreams 30 years ago, he barely noticed the contrast in their skin colors. “It wasn’t an issue,” he recalls after three decades with his wife, Jody. “We weren’t brought up to

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The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972

Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically black and white American colleges and universities organized, demanded, and protested for Black Studies, progressive Black universities, new faces, new ideas–in short, a truly diverse system of higher

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Challenges Abound in Repairing America’s Foster Care System

  “For children in foster care, we need to follow the science,” Dr. Wilborn insisted. According to the Children’s Defense Fund, children in foster care represent the most vulnerable youth in America. Of the 423,997 in foster care in 2019

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Alarming CDC Memo Reveals Vaccinated Individuals Spread Delta Variant as Much as the Unvaccinated

Anyone who wants to lessen their chances of contracting the coronavirus, and anyone wishing to avoid potentially spreading the new Delta variant, should wear a mask and get vaccinated … at the least. In an alarming reveal by the Centers

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Poetry Foundation and Complexly Announce New Ours Poetica Co-Curators

 CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation and Complexly announce the new co-curators of the twice-weekly YouTube series Ours Poetica: Charlotte Abotsi and Sarah Kay. The poetic duo will continue inviting guests to share poems they love with audiences in short

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The Genius and Foresight of Prince Revealed Again in ‘Welcome 2 America’

It is rare when a posthumous CD receives the rave reviews as Prince’s “Welcome 2 America.” It is even rarer when the previously unreleased music was hidden in plain sight for more than a decade. Yes, Prince played many of

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TUNE IN REMINDER – TEGNA’s Locked On Launches First Daily HBCU Podcast Initiative

TEGNA Inc.’s Locked On, the leading local sports podcast network with daily shows for all “Big 4” professional sports leagues and major college programs is debuting Locked On HBCU, a podcast fully dedicated to HBCU sports and athletes on Monday,

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Norman Lear: As I Begin My 100th Year, I’m Baffled That Voting Rights Are Still Under Attack

I woke up today at the start of my 100th year as a citizen of this beautiful, bewildering country. I am proud of the progress we’ve made in my first 99 years, and it breaks my heart to see it

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The Death of Kay Debow Alford, Co-Founder of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Leaves a Void in Black Business Empowerment

The National Black Chamber of Commerce announced this week the death of its co-founder Kay DeBow Alford on July 19, 2021. Highly focused, efficient and determined, Kay was the linchpin of the Chamber, defining multitasking to its highest degree. Kay,

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Police Officer at Capitol Riot Hearing Says, ‘Hitman’ Sent the Rioters

The words rolled off U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn’s tongue so easily, yet it still proved as stunning an indictment as any ever leveled at former President Donald Trump. “There was an attack on Jan. 6, and a hitman

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National Civil Rights and Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Crump and Bob Hilliard Uncovering Widespread Racism in Banking

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law and Bob Hilliard of Hilliard Martinez Gonzales announced today that they are reviewing a host of cases of racial profiling and discrimination

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Companies, Non-Profits, Government Agencies Make Combined Commitment to Alert Millions to Emergency Rental Assistance

The White House on Wednesday, July 28, announced commitments from major companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to continue an all-out push to make sure tenants and landlords take advantage of federal rental assistance to help cover rent, utilities, and other

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Another Marijuana Vote in Congress – Amendment to Protect Legal Marijuana States From Federal Interference

Tomorrow, the House Rules Committee will consider an amendment to protect legal marijuana states from federal interference. Assuming it gets ruled in order, there will then be a crucial vote in the full House of Representatives. This critical measure is

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Why Voters Vote as They Do – From Right to Wrong

Sometimes, it’s not so much ideology as what a party’s leaders stand for. I remember asking one man in my district how he voted and why. He responded, “I always vote for FDR.” This was years after Roosevelt had died.

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Event July 29th: NC Black Alliance Faith-Based Community Action

REGISTER TODAY NC Black Alliance is committed to working with faith-based organizations to address political and social-justice issues that impact our communities. For nearly 15 years, the NC Black Alliance (NCBA) has consistently worked to convene and cultivate Black Elected

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“You Will Know the Truth” A Thriller by Author Leslie T. Thornton

When Nicki Jo Lewis pulls the F Street murder no one is surprised—she’s the best. But this case is different. Three times, the trial is almost derailed, the government’s key witness, a ne’er-d-well named Rolex, is not what he seems

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National Voting Rights Conference Tickets, Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite

Participants will walk away with tools and resources needed to mobilize their states and communities to Protect and Free the Vote. About this event The goal of this planning and strategy conference is to bring together key activists from throughout

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Delta Variant Now Makes up 83 Percent of all U.S. COVID Cases

The delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for roughly 83 percent of all U.S. COVID-19 cases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced on Tuesday, July 20. “The best way to prevent the spread of

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IN MEMORIAM: Civil Rights Legend Bob Moses Dies at 86

Robert Parris Moses, one of America’s foremost civil rights leaders who stood fearless in the face of violence to register African American voters in the South, has died at the age of 86. His daughter, Maisha Moses, announced his death.

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The Movement for Justice Will Not Be Deterred

The right-wing majority on the Supreme Court just undercut the Voting Rights Act again. Having gutted the section that required pre-approval of state voting laws to protect the rights of minorities to vote in Shelby v. Holder, Republican-appointed justices now

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Biden-Harris Administration to Invest More Than $1.6 Billion to Support COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Vulnerable Communities

As Part of Biden’s National Testing Initiatives, More Testing in Congregate Settings Will Help Prevent Infections as Delta Variant Spreads and Vaccinations Continue to Increase NNPA Newswire Report As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, the U.S.

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President Biden Nominates Eight for U.S. Attorney Posts

President Joe Biden nominated eight individuals for U.S. Attorney across the country, including nominees for the District of Columbia and Maryland. The President said each “will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law as the top federal law enforcement

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An Update on President Joe Biden’s Promise to “Have our Backs”

July 20, 2021, marked six months that Joseph R. Biden has been President. When I endorsed Joe Biden for President in January 2020, I said, “we know Joe, but most importantly, Joe knows us.” In his remarks following the endorsement,

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