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Super Mario 3 – Mario Benavente Wins City Council Seat for District 3 Fayetteville NC

“I feel just as grateful as I did today. On the evening of July 26th, the morning of August 5th,

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Issues to Action: The New Black Student Movement – A GDN Exclusive

The Black Community faces many issues, such as Race and Justice, Education Innovation, Environmental & Climate Justice, Economic Justice, Health

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About The New Black Student Movement (NBSM) A GDN Exclusive

The New Black Student Movement (NBSM) evolved from a Greater Diversity News (GDN) initiative created to educate, organize, and mobilize

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The US Supreme Court: What Is Its Role and Its Powers?

The US Supreme Court is in the news around the world. The reason: a series of decisions which are already

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NNPA and Transformative Justice Coalition Announce National GOTV Campaign Targeting 10 Million More Black Voters

Ahead of the all-important 2022 midterm elections, reports show that more than 55 million Americans remain unregistered to vote –

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US Congress Could Use Reconstruction-era Civil Rights Powers To Protect Black Lives Today

The man in the White House doesn’t believe in racial equality. He is erratic, vain, and conspiratorial. In a speech

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Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Voting Rights, Racism With Black Press Publishers

Vice President Kamala Harris held an exclusive discussion with publishers from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents the Black

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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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