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African American Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Performs at Inauguration

Amanda Gorman was born in Los Angeles and studied sociology at Harvard University. In 2017, the

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IN MEMORIAM: Baseball Icon Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron Dies at 86

Baseball’s recognized home run king and an African American hero, Henry “Hank” Aaron, has died at

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Hero Capitol Officer Eugene Goodman Hails from Washington, DC

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman is a hero from Washington, D.C., who deserves the Congressional

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Black Americans Are Being Vaccinated at Far Lower Rates

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new vaccines to combat the coronavirus, the

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Pfizer Rare Disease to Address Black Press Midwinter Conference About Rare Heart Disease Affecting African Americans

If you ask non-medical professionals about the different heart disease forms, many probably could rattle off

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Black Clergy Leader, Rev. Dr. Sylvester Beaman, Delivers Historic Inaugural Benediction

The African American community at large can trust President Joe Biden to fulfill his campaign commitments

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The Rise of Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris will be the most influential vice president of the 49 that we

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Biden Administration to Appoint Kristen Clarke to Key Civil Rights Post

Kristen Clarke, the president of the Lawyer’s Committee Civil Rights Under Law, will serve as assistant

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‘A Sorority of Pain’ Jacob Blake, Breonna Taylor Family Push for New Laws

Jacob Blake Sr. will never forget the long and anxious drive from Charlotte, North Carolina, to

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By Any Other Name… Voter Suppression That Continues to Rear Its Ugly Head

Imagine if you can the journey of seagoing explorers 500 years ago. They sailed their state-of-the-art

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Words Matter – Overthrow, Put Down, or to Destroy by Force

The United States House of Representatives passed an article of impeachment (H. Res. 24) against President

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Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work – North Carolina Author, Karin Reed

Our work environments have changed overnight. The new book Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work by North

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Community Support May Make Biggest Difference in Men’s Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a wave of mental health issues in people who never had

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Senate Chaos Threatens to Slow Biden’s Agenda

President-elect Joe Biden is facing big headaches on getting his priorities off the ground on Capitol

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Federal Financial Aid for College Will Be Easier to Apply for – and a Bit More Generous

How is applying for federal student financial aid about to change? The good news is the

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What Colleges and Universities Can Do to Improve Police-Community Relations

In the wake of the death of George Floyd – and the protests that it has sparked around the

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Rooting Out Racism in Children’s Books

Ten years ago, I sat down with my then 8-year-old daughter to read a book before

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‘He’s Gone’: Celebrations as ‘Worst and Most Dangerous President in American History’ Departs

Donald Trump is still technically president, but Americans on social media and in the streets breathed sighs of

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Poor People’s Campaign MLK Day Message to Biden: Act on Bold Agenda to Heal Nation

The Poor People’s Campaign marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday by urging the incoming Biden

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“This Is Democracy’s Day”: Joe Biden Sworn In as 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president of the United

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U.S. schools receive a C in whole child development in reimagined Nation’s Report Card

Educational policy expert Jaekyung Lee grades nation’s schools a B+ in physical health, C in emotional

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What Is the ‘Boogaloo’ and Who Are the Rioters

In the wake of the insurrection on Jan. 6, the U.S. is bracing for the possibility

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A White Supremacist Coup Succeeded in 1898, Led by Lying Politicians and Racist Newspapers That Amplified Their Lies

While experts debate whether the U.S. Capitol siege was an attempted coup, there is no debate that what

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Neighborhoods With MLK Streets Are Poorer Than National Average and Highly Segregated, Study Reveals

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Poverty rates are almost

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How to Stay Safe With a Fast-Spreading New Coronavirus Variant on the Loose

A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 20 states,

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How the Ebenezer Baptist Church Has Been a Seat of Black Power for Generations in Atlanta

  The high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Georgia catapulted the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church back into the spotlight.

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FBI Vetting Troops Before Inauguration

The planning and push to secure President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ inauguration includes

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America Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty-three years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, and 38 years after his birth date became

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API Outlines Affordable and Accessible Energy in State of American Energy Report

American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Mike Sommers said there’s growing confidence that America’s future

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Apple Launches Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Projects to Challenge Systemic Racism

Cupertino, Calif. – Apple has announced a set of major new projects as part of its

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Impeachment Shame for Donald Trump – Presidency Concludes on Lowest Note in History

First came the testimony and closing arguments – Congress members laid out a four-year reign of

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28 Black and Latino Publishers Selected to Participate in the GNI Ad Transformation Lab

  Washington, DC, January 14, 2021: The Google News Initiative, in partnership with the Association of

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Congressman Al Green (D-TX) Calls for U.S. Department of Reconciliation

In a live interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) “Let It Be Known” program,

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The Chavis Chronicles channel picks up public affairs series beginning January 2021

  The Chavis Chronicles kicks off the new year with its debut on WORLD, the 24/7

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Outgoing chairman and fellow CBC member transition to Biden Administration

Under Richmond’s leadership since 2019, the CBCF advanced its mission to develop leaders, inform public policy

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Student Activism: Being Active Pays Off

Young people perceive such social vices as injustice, inequality, deceit, and duplicity with the maximum passion

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The Challenges Queens Faced – GDN Exclusive

In unpacking the matters of civic engagement on HBCU campuses, we must ask ourselves what were

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President-Elect Biden Says Police Would Have Reacted Far Different With Black Lives Matter Protestors

President-elect Joe Biden pulled no punches on Thursday when he spoke about the violent mob that

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An Open Fund for Projects Debunking Vaccine Misinformation

The global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is exacerbating a perennial problem of misinformation about immunization. To

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Maxine Waters’ Warnings to Capitol Police Chief Was Ignored, Says Trump Should Be Impeached, Charged

California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters said the Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund ignored warnings that an

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U.S. Attorney Seeking Sedition and Conspiracy Charges in Aftermath of Capitol Riot

Sedition and conspiracy are among the most severe charges federal prosecutors said they were looking into

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Ex-Michigan Governor Facing Charges in Flint Water Contamination

Nearly seven years after water provided to the residents of the majority Black city of Flint,

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Is Removing Confederate Monuments, Changing Sports Teams Names Just A Distraction?

Protests and unrest in 2020 sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis shined

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The Joint Center Commends Senator Mark Warner for Hiring Lauren Marshall as Legislative Director

Marshall is One of Only Three Black Senate Legislative Directors WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center

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US Capitol Mob Highlights 5 Reasons Not to Underestimate Far-Right Extremists

In the wake of the mob incursion that took over the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6,

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Why Trump’s Challenges to Democracy Will Be a Big Problem for Biden

When a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and stopped Congress from certifying Joe

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A Scholar of American Anti-Semitism Explains the Hate Symbols Present During the Us Capitol Riot

One of the many horrifying images from the Jan. 6 rampage on the U.S. Capitol shows

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18 Million Us Children Are at Risk of Hunger: How Is the Problem Being Addressed and What More Can Be Done?

Editor’s note: The economic crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has increased the number of Americans

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Attorney Ben Crump Wants White Woman Who Attack Black Teen Over Cell Phone Prosecuted

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump said, “enough is enough.” The famed lawyer has demanded that New

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