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“It’s a Family Affair:” NAACP Membership – A GDN Exclusive

I am encouraging Black parents to purchase NAACP memberships for their children that are 25 and younger. It is also

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What Is Humanizing Education? A Greater Diversity Exclusive Part 3: A Pledge to All Children

“Not…by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Is this the ideal to strive toward?

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New Analysis Highlighting Economic Progress and Socioeconomic Barriers Facing Black Americans

The Congressional Black Caucus is committed to advancing Black families in the 21st Century through addressing the economic disparities that

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What Is Humanizing Education? Part 2: Good Intentions Alone, Not Enough – GDN Exclusive

Doing to others, particularly children, what was done to us is often not a choice. It is our inheritance and

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Georgia State Legislators Break Up Communities to Deny a Voice to Voters in Communities of Color

The SPLC released the following statement in response to Georgia’s new congressional and state legislative district maps from Poy Winichakul,

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Preparing for the Voting Rights Battle Ahead in Early 2022

In 2021, 440 bills to restrict voting access were introduced in 49 states. Nineteen states passed 34 new laws making

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The Third Reconstruction: Finishing the Job

Educate, organize and mobilize:  (Reprint of Dec. 2014 article) GreaterDiversity.com provides ongoing commentaries and news to get the masses of

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They Call It “Political” But What Is It Really? GDN Exclusive

This is something we hear often, “I’m not political.” What does one mean when they say this? I suggest what

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Leandro: Helping Our Community Help Itself

“I don’t want to ride my bus because they are loud and I get home late. I have bipolar disorder

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Studying Political Science Motivates College Students to Register and Vote – New Research Shows

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Community college students who take political

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Thousands March on For Voting Rights, D.C. Statehood

Marchers rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across the country, demanding passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement

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OUR VOICES: Miles to Go Before We Rest, Fighting Voter Suppression

For members of Texas Legislature and those who work in its orbit, the days since the 87th Regular Session ended

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What A Difference: What Does Injustice and Disparity Look Like in Practice?

  Fayetteville State, a Historically Black University (HBCU), gets a new Chancellor. Outrage ensues. What was the outrage about? Was

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From the Archives: This Way to Fair Share: The Politicians, Political Parties and Voters

 This week we look at the necessary parties and the roles that they’ll have to play if economic equity for

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Virtual Events: Join this Discussion – The New Black Student Movement

Join this discussion sponsored by the FSUNAA Civic Engagement & Advocacy Committee Coverage and promotion by Greater Diversity News (GDN) 

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North Carolina NAACP Youth and College Advisor Endorses “A Call to Colors” New Black Student Movement Strategy

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and

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A New Decade, A New Politics, A New Economics – Institutionalizing Civic/Voter Engagement – GDN Exclusive

In the 2018 and 2020 midterm and general elections, the politics of deliberate and systematic voter suppression created an enormous

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Queens for a National Cause – (Elections 2020 in Review) – GDN Exclusive

Marching to the beat of their own drums at their own pace, HBCU students across the nation have prepared themselves

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