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Twenty Years after 9/11, Taliban Retakes Afghanistan

Even as President Joe Biden announced earlier this year that the United States would entirely withdraw from Afghanistan, Taliban fighters made their presence felt. Reports and videos appeared to show the Taliban coercing Afghan government forces’ surrender and summarily executing

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Prominent Physicians Speak to Black Media in ‘We Can Do This’ Vaccine Push

  According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Vaccine Monitor report, COVID-19 vaccine uptake among Black/African American populations continues to lag in at least 40 states. Officials said the need to address this trend remains crucial because of the recent

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Following Census Data Release, Republican-Led Gerrymandering Will Commence

The U.S. Census Bureau release of data from its once-a-decade canvassing, which politicians, political watchers, and news reports indicated, promises to result in the most contentious redistricting cycle ever. Short of some hail-Mary, Democrats are sure to lose their slim

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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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Russell Simmons, Snoop Dogg Launch ‘Masterminds of Hip-Hop’ NFT Collection

NEW YORK – Russell Simmons says he wants hip-hop pioneers to get their flowers and much-deserved money while still alive. Over three days in New York – beginning with a massive celebratory dinner at The Chop House in the city’s

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Cybersecurity Reskilling School Receives $10M Funding Boost to Connect Students with Careers

DETROIT, Mich—Detroit-based Automation Workz Institute, Inc., the nation’s only Black tech diversity consulting and upskilling institution, today announced the close of $10 million growth financing to drive the expansion of their cybersecurity, network engineer and development certification courses to people

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The Little-Known Story of How Slavery Infiltrated California and the American West

The history of American slavery generally conjures a set of familiar images: sprawling plantations white with cotton, gangs of enslaved African Americans stooped low over the fields, bullwhips cracking in the summer heat. It’s a strictly southern story – or

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Family of Congressman John Lewis Carrying his Legacy by Fighting for Voting Rights

The late Democratic Congressman John Lewis lived every moment of his life doing for others. And, as the world knows, the Congressman gave every ounce of his time, energy, blood, sweat and tears, in fighting for the right to vote

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How President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda Helps Black Communities

  The Build Back Better Agenda includes President Biden’s American Families Plan and key elements of the American Jobs Plan that were not included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Investments Act. One year ago, with the country at a crossroads,

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Entrepreneur Launches New Magazine to Help Black Men in Need and to Redefine the Image of Black Men in Media

The Black Manosphere™ Magazine 2021 Core Glossary and Report Card Becomes a No. 1 Bestseller on Amazon Nationwide — The Black Manosphere Magazine 2021 Core Glossary and Report Card, Special Annual Edition, launched by Dr. Spencer Holman in early August

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The First Black Female Duo to Win Harvard University’s Summer Debate Competition

Atlanta, GA — Jayla Jackson and Emani Stanton have made history as the first-ever Black female duo to win the prestigious international debate competition at Harvard University. And they did it with an undefeated record! The duo bested more than

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First Black Male Valedictorian at His High School Headed to Harvard

18-year old Da’Vion Tatum has made history as the first Black male valedictorian at Westfield High School in Houston, Texas. Even more, he is now headed to Harvard University and hopes to inspire other young Black men to achieve their

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SPLC Challenges More Than 100 U.S. Schools Honoring Confederate Leaders to Change the Name

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As we continue to remember and honor the memory of Heather Heyer and her stand against white supremacy at the deadly Unite the Right Rally in 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) releases new data updating

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New Memoir From Black Army Chaplain Shares a Message of Hope, Faith and More

Author and U.S. Army chaplain James Darren Key highlights 40 lessons and stories about race, love, honor, and faith to inspire people during changing times in his new memoir A Long Way from Crenshaw: Lessons and Stories about Race, Love,

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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 hope. As the sole charitable beneficiary of

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Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Dems Poised to Push Through $3.5 Trillion Budget

The Senate on Tuesday, August 10, passed one of President Joe Biden’s most ambitious pieces of legislation, a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. The bill, which now must pass the House, counts as the largest federal investment in America’s public

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CLC Report Grades States on Changes to Voting Laws in 2021 Legislative Sessions

  Congress can and must act to guarantee equal, nondiscriminatory access to the freedom to vote WASHINGTON – Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) released a report grading states on their 2021 legislative sessions. This is the first report to zoom

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First Black Woman to Train for FBI SWAT Team

While growing up, Tai recalled the life-altering event of watching U.S. Marshals deputies serving a warrant in her neighborhood. One of the deputies stood out for Tai – a Black female. Tai hadn’t previously seen a Black female deputy, so

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African American from Flynt Wins Mastercard APGA Tour Championship

Willie Mack III once lived out of his car while dreaming of a chance to compete for a PGA title. The African American star fired a sizzling, eight-under-par 64 to sprint away from the field and captured the Mastercard APGA

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Senate Democrats Pass $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan – ‘The Most Significant Piece of Legislation in Decades’

Shortly after the U.S. Senate passed President Joe Biden’s most ambitious pieces of legislation, a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, Democrats acted again by pushing through an equally enterprising $3.5 trillion budget proposal. The bill would make childcare more accessible,

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How Society’s Inequalities Showed up in COVID Outcomes

Racial minorities comprise around a quarter of Utah’s population but represent a third of COVID-19 cases in the state. A similar story has played out across the country. Why have racial minorities been unequally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? COVID-19

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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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