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Shallotte Native Pictorial Art Featured at Library

David Pickett of Shallotte NC will be showcasing his photography from September 1st through September 30th, 2021, at the library in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The newly developed exhibit called “WHEN LIGHT SPEAKS” will feature some never before seen prints and

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Grassroots Organizers Should Be Celebrated in Georgia’s 95% Voter Registration Rate

The recent release of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s biennial report brought welcome news that 95% of Georgia’s voting-eligible population is currently registered to vote. This is a tremendous feat, especially for the state with such a long and sordid history of voter

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67% Of Business Travelers to Reduce Trips Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

Most Are Likely to Cancel Existing Trips Without Rescheduling U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 67% planning to take fewer trips, 52% likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling, and 60% planning

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FBI Reports Sharp Rise in Hate Crimes Targeting Black and Asian People

Law enforcement agencies submitted incident reports involving 7,759 criminal incidents and 10,532 related offenses motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity. Further, the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics, 2020, reported 7,554 single-bias incidents

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Leading By Example — Biden’s Anti-Bias Executive Order

Earlier this Summer, President Biden issued a sweeping Executive Order, which advances diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility or “DEI&A” initiatives throughout the federal government. With a stroke of the pen, Biden has positively impacted practically every area of federal employment,

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Several Conservative Anti-Vaxxers Die of COVID as Delta Variant Spreads

Several conservatives have died of complications of COVID as the Delta variant rages through the southern part of the U.S. Many of them have publicly downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic and have opposed mask mandate laws in the

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GDN Exclusive – Fighting Voter Suppression on A Personal Level

I met this young man. He’s working and trying to contribute to society, but what he really wants to do is just help his mom out with bills. Then he tells me his mom is a frontline health care worker.

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Exhibiting Culture: Highlights from the Hammonds House Museum Collection

Open Now Through January 30, 2022 Atlanta, GA — Guests to Hammonds House Museum have an opportunity to view artwork that has rarely been on display in Exhibiting Culture: Highlights from the Hammonds House Museum Collection. The exhibition was curated

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Nurse of 30 Years Releases New Book For Aspiring Caregivers

Missouri City, TX — The author of From the Lens of Daughter, Nurse, and Caregiver: A Journey of Duty and Honor launches her 2nd book entitled The Black Book of Important Information for Caregivers. Dr. Cynthia J. Hickman declares the

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Eviction Moratorium

Now what? That’s the question many renters are asking after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Biden-Harris administration’s federal ban on evictions. The decision grants landlords the ability to move forward with evictions and blocks protections given renters during the

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The Most Overlooked Music Venue in America

Music has a history. Choose your favorite artist, and chances are you can find the subtle hints of their sound in the artists that they listened to growing up. American music is also one of the primary cultural exports given

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Alert Black Mississippians: Your Healthcare System is Failing Amid COVID

Why is this not news to Black Mississippians? By DeAnna Tisdale Johnson, Jackson Advocate Publisher “If we continue that trajectory within the next five to seven to 10 days, I think we’re going to see failure of the hospital system

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Rapper Launches Anti-Mask, Anti-Vaccine Rant, Black Doctors Speak Out

In a culture that worships celebrities and amplifies their words and actions, the coronavirus pandemic has presented an opportunity for some to apply and others to confuse. Even after over 635,000 have died in the U.S. as a result of

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Educators Across U.S. Rally This Weekend to ‘Teach Truth’

WASHINGTON—Educators in more than 115 cities and towns will pledge to “teach truth” about U.S. history this weekend at historic sites across the country. The Aug. 27 – 29 action comes as state lawmakers introduce bills to ban school curricula that include

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Afghan Women’s Lives Are Now in Danger From the Taliban – But They Have Always Faced Male Violence

  (Caption: A mural in Afghanistan protests at the mob killing of Fakunda Malikzada: ‘Fakhunda’s murder is a stain on all Afghan men’. Ayesha Ahmad, Author provided) The takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban has undoubtedly put women’s lives in

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Joséphine Baker: Artist, Activist, Resistance Fighter and Now Honored in France’s Panthéon

In the midst of the second world war, at the edge of the vast Saharan desert, Joséphine Baker took the stage. Her backdrop was a midnight sky, painted with stars. A crowd of adoring Allied soldiers stationed in North Africa

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Mom and Daughter Team Up to Launch Newest Black Woman-Owned Record Label

For months, Selena B. Hunter had been agonizing over what to call her new record company. The label would be the embodiment of “Black Girl Magic.” It would be groundbreaking. It would be bold. And it would be built on

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Martin Luther King III and Wife Arndrea King Talk Voting Rights, Abolishing Filibuster

In 1963, more than 250,000 people marched on Washington, D.C., for jobs and freedom with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nearly 60 years later, Martin Luther King III helped lead a massive march on the nation’s capital. This time the

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Black Women Most Likely to Feel Discriminated against or Face Unfair Judgment While Seeking Medical Care

  The Urban Institute’s Coronavirus Tracking Survey, a nationally representative survey of adults ages 18 to 64, found that Black adults were more likely than white or Hispanic/Latinx to report being discriminated against or unfairly judged by a doctor or

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Baltimore Writer, Producer and Director Continue to Shine in Hollywood

Patricia Cuffie-Jones, a graduate of Mergenthaler (Mervo) Vocational High School in Baltimore City, continues to make her mark in Hollywood. The hardworking CEO of Diverge Entertainment, Cuffie-Jones, is responsible for several comedies and dramas that have appeared on Netflix, Amazon,

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Black Woman Succeeds in Getting 94% of Alabama Town Vaccinated

Dorothy Oliver, a Black woman from Panola, Alabama, is getting national attention and receiving high praises for her dedication to helping almost everyone in her small town to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Panola, Alabama, a small rural town that currently

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Mindfulness Meditation in Brief Daily Doses Can Reduce Negative Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

The uncertainties, loss and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions have disrupted many people’s emotional well-being. This has been exacerbated by the constantly evolving public health guidelines and news stories, which increase anxiety and fear in many

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Making More History

Leave it up to Beyoncé and Jay-Z to captivate social media and much of the world with more historic firsts. The power couple stars in Tiffany’s latest advertising campaign, and the company calls it a celebration of modern love. “Synonymous

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New Research Uncovers Concerning Increases in Youth Living with Diabetes in the U.S

  Type 1 diabetes surges in White and Black populations, while type 2 diabetes skyrockets in Black and Hispanic youth Diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are surging among youth in the United States. From 2001 to

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Several Organizations Set to March on Washington

Martin Luther King III, Yolanda King, Andrea Waters King, Rev. Al Sharpton and others plan to march with more than 140 organizations and thousands of Americans on Saturday, August 28, to advocate for eliminating the Jim Crow filibuster and passing

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Report: Campaign Underway to Convince Rep. Karen Bass to Run for L.A. Mayor

While the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom has topped headlines in California politics, flying just under the radar is the effort to draft Congresswoman Karen Bass for Los Angeles mayor. “As we struggle just in the city of L.A. and

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Farmers Insurance Announces Support for Black College Golf Coaches Association

Farmers® expands its commitment to help grow diversity in the game of golf through new relationship with the BCGCA focused on supporting and developing college and amateur athletes WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., August 25, 2021 – Farmers Insurance® and the Black

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Meet the Mom and Daughter Who Are Working Together on the Same U.S. Navy Ship

Meet 25-year old Racquel McCray and her mother, Tonya McCray, who are currently serving on the same U.S. Navy ship together. Growing up, Racquel has always admired her mother and father who were both successful in the Navy. She was

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HBCU Makes Offer to Recruit Teen Basketball Player With One Arm

Hansel Emmanuel Donato Dominguez, a 17-year old from Florida who is a star basketball player with just one arm, has been offered a full scholarship to play for Tennessee State University, an HBCU in Nashville. At the age of 6,

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks About His and Wife’s COVID Diagnosis

While he and his wife remain hospitalized in a Chicago hospital after positive Covid tests, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Black Press that he remains vigilant in fighting for freedom, justice, and equality. In an exclusive telephone conversation from

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Entrepreneur Diane Yoo Uses Her Platforms to Stop Asian Hate

At 35.5 percent, the latest Census notes that the Asian population counts as America’s fastest-growing racial group. With nearly 20 million people identifying as “Asian” and 4 million more checking Census boxes as “Asian” combined with another race, Asians now

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Enrollment Increases for HBCUs

Howard University enjoyed a more than 15 percent enrollment increase during the pandemic, and officials at the historically Black college expect those numbers to increase this fall. “This has the potential to be our largest freshman class ever,” Anthony Wutoh,

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Black Girls Golf Providing ‘Enormous’ Mental and Physical Health to African American Women

In 2011, Black Girls Golf was just an idea. After spending several years in Corporate America, Tiffany Mack Fitzgerald said she noticed how many opportunities were available to her male golf colleagues. She decided to learn the game and create

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NAACP, Black Leaders Demand Congress Act on Voting Rights

With voter suppression laws taking shape in Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and just about every GOP-led state in the nation, NAACP President Derrick Johnson is pleading for Democrats and the White House to show a sense of urgency. In a scathing

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Patrice Brantley Experienced Severe Trauma and Is Now Helping Others to Overcome Childhood Abuse

Patrice Brantley is an author, educator, licensed therapist, and podcaster, who is on a mission to empower others to overcome childhood trauma and heal. At a young age, Patrice Brantley experienced severe trauma through domestic violence in her home. She

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COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Will Start in September

Top health officials and medical experts joined on Wednesday, August 18, to announce that booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine will be available beginning on September 20. The officials said the boosters are still pending authorization from the U.S. Food

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Bomb Threat Puts U.S. Capitol on Lockdown

A suspicious vehicle with at least one person inside has led to the lock down of the U.S. Captiol, police said early Thursday. Capitol Police said the incident is occurring near the Library of Congress. “This is an active bomb

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Seventeen Percent of Black Families Reporting a Lack of Food, SNAP Gets Biggest Increase in History

Seventeen percent of Black families in America still report not having enough food to eat – surpassing the 10 percent of all U.S. citizens with the same problem. But that dire circumstance could change starting in October when the Supplemental

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AARP Report Puts Spotlight on ‘Consumer Fraud in America: The Black Experience’

  Black adults most often encounter the government imposter, lottery, and work-from-home scams, according to a new AARP report: “Consumer Fraud in America: The Black Experience.” The report authors wrote that for both fake job postings and romance scams, Black adults

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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,”

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You’re Welcome — How Southern Democrats Can Continue to Save Our Nation’s Democracy

I’m from Arkansas. So, it’s not hard to imagine how I ended up running a political campaign in Texas. We can all agree now that the South will have a vital role in the future of politics in this country,

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Respect: Jennifer Hudson Talks Faith and Finding Your Voice

Academy award-winning actress and Grammy award-winner Jennifer Hudson has made a triumphant return to the big screen in the role of a lifetime, starring as Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Named for one of Franklin’s greatest hits, Respect, a

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OP-ED: Your Company’s Pro-BLM PR Statements Better Match the Receipts

One year ago, after the brutal murder of George Floyd, the summer of 2020 gave us a great white awakening to the truth of systemic racism, and the big pledge to address it. For a moment, it seemed like every

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Shining A Spotlight On Resistance Among Young African Women

WASHINGTON, DC – “It is only by being “too much” that new cracks in the wall of patriarchal dictatorships can emerge.” These words from award-winning blogger and Pan-African feminist activist, Rosebell Kagumire in her essay entitled “African Young Women Resisting

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Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods – Especially for Our Children and Seniors

Public safety comes first, especially for our children and seniors. But beyond stopping the violence, reducing harm to victims, and ending cycles of criminalization, safer neighborhoods require us to think holistically about factors outside of the traditional public safety sphere.

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Justice for All Film Festival International Scheduled August 12-21

Free Virtual Event to Feature Films, Poets, and Panel Discussions CHICAGO – Trinity United Church of Christ, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, and The Next Movement announce the 7th (In)Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF), scheduled August 12-21.

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NBA champion J.R. Smith is headed back to school; Enrolling at North Carolina A&T, He may play on HBCU’s golf team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – When the NBA came courting J.R. Smith during his senior season at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey, the scouts kept telling him one thing. “They always told me I could go back (to school)

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Type 2 Diabetes: More Than One Type of Diet Can Help People Achieve Remission

  Until recently, type 2 diabetes has mainly been managed by controlling risk factors – such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar (glucose) levels – usually by prescribing drugs. But this approach doesn’t address the underlying causes of

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