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Opinion: Screaming Without Vocal Cords Many Black Men Are Falsely Accused And Silenced
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Opinion: Screaming Without Vocal Cords Many Black Men Are Falsely Accused And Silenced

By Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D. Patrick C. Graham, Ph.D., who currently serves as a Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Richmond and Executive Advisor for ReWork Richmond, penned the following Op-Ed outlining his perspective on criminal justice reform. The revelation by the Innocence Project and American Civil Liberties Union that DNA and fingerprint evidence […]

Biden Admin Renews and Redesignates TPS for Haiti: Could Benefit Up to 100,000 Haitians
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Biden Admin Renews and Redesignates TPS for Haiti: Could Benefit Up to 100,000 Haitians

The Biden Administration announced that it would be renewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than the 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S., and redesignating TPS for Haitians for those who arrived in the U.S. after 2010, which could benefit up to 100,000 additional people. The Trump administration had abruptly announced the end of the […]

The Attorney General And Over A Dozen Cabinet & Congressional Leaders To Attend National Action Network's National Virtual Convention
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The Attorney General And Over A Dozen Cabinet & Congressional Leaders To Attend National Action Network’s National Virtual Convention

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton announced that National Action Network’s Annual Convention will feature the nation’s key civil rights leaders, elected officials, clergy, grassroots organizers, and social justice activists from April 14-17. The majority of the convention will be virtual with targeted events taking place on site with strict covid-19 procedures. NAN’s Annual Convention […]

Renowned Thought leader, Mustafa Ali, To interview White House Advisor, Gina McCarthy
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Renowned Thought leader, Mustafa Ali, To interview White House Advisor, Gina McCarthy

After an introduction by U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, environmental justice leader, Mustafa Santiago Ali, will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to climate justice with White House Advisor Gina McCarthy during a panel discussion at the day-long virtual BIPOC Climate Justice event. The panel, “White House Climate Overview,” starts at 12:55 PM on […]

Congresswomen Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, Barbara Lee, and Others: Special Tribute To The (Late) Honorable Gwen A. Moore At The Black Business Association's '2021 Virtual Salute to Black Women'    March 30, 2021
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Congresswomen Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, Barbara Lee, and Others: Special Tribute To The (Late) Honorable Gwen A. Moore At The Black Business Association’s ‘2021 Virtual Salute to Black Women’ March 30, 2021

The Black Business Association (BBA), has announced the Annual 2021 Virtual Salute to Black Women: A Special Tribute to “The (Late) Honorable Gwen A. Moore,” former Chairperson of the BBA, on Tuesday, March 30, 2at 2pm PDT.   The BBA is oldest active ethnic business support organization in the State of California,headquartered in Los Angeles, […]

DHS/ICE Agreement to Pay $125,000 to Black Intelligence Research Specialist with PTSD to Settle Federal Disability Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit
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DHS/ICE Agreement to Pay $125,000 to Black Intelligence Research Specialist with PTSD to Settle Federal Disability Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Ronald Green, a former Senior Intelligence Research Specialist with the Miami office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), will be paid $125,000 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to settle his federal lawsuit claims for disability harassment and retaliation. Green was represented in the lawsuit by Roderick […]

New York Covid Vaccine Task Force For Vaccine Equity And Education Launched Toolkit To Provide Vital Covid-19 Vaccine Information To Black Communities
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New York Covid Vaccine Task Force For Vaccine Equity And Education Launched Toolkit To Provide Vital Covid-19 Vaccine Information To Black Communities

The New York Task Force for Vaccine Equity and Education launched “Roll Up Your Sleeves New York, The Covid-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Black Communities,” a toolkit that equips Black communities with outreach and educational materials to combat the covid-19 virus. The covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities of color. Nationwide, Black people […]

NYC City Council Unveils Legislative Plans To Redefine Public Safety And Strengthen Police Accountability
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NYC City Council Unveils Legislative Plans To Redefine Public Safety And Strengthen Police Accountability

The NYC City Council recently announced it will introduce a legislative package of 11 bills and one resolution aimed at reforming the New York City Police Department, that will be considered at a series of hearings in February.    This package is in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order in June directing New York […]

Microsoft Presents The Legacy Project: A Celebration of Black Changemakers And Their Contributions To Modern Day American History
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Microsoft Presents The Legacy Project: A Celebration of Black Changemakers And Their Contributions To Modern Day American History

Learning and celebrating Black History has never been more important. Microsoft understands this fact and has created The Legacy Project, which strives to lead the world in re-envisioning Black History’s narrative to potlight outstanding accomplishments that African Americans have made in the past but are continuing to make right now. This is the first of its kind. […]

A New Era For Women’s Equality: Ms. Magazine Reports O The Cabinet That Looks Like America
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A New Era For Women’s Equality: Ms. Magazine Reports O The Cabinet That Looks Like America

We are at a transformational shift to a new era of gender equality in the United States, with feminist women holding some of the most consequential levers of power.  Kamala Harris, a Black woman of South Asian descent, is the first woman vice president; for the first time in U.S. history, President Joe Biden has […]

Inauguration Day 2021: What's Next? Former  Democratic Campaign Adviser Spencer Critchley Has Some Thoughts
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Inauguration Day 2021: What’s Next? Former Democratic Campaign Adviser Spencer Critchley Has Some Thoughts

Spencer Critchley served as a Democratic campaign adviser for both of Obama’s presidential campaigns, often working alongside President-Elect Joe Biden. So he knows a thing or two about presidential transitions. The author of “Patriots of Two Nations: Why Trump Was Inevitable and What Happens Next,” Critchley has studied the historical context dating back to the […]

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We are now experiencing the coming to the surface of a triple prong sickness that has been lurking within our body politic from its very beginning. That is the sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism.” –– Martin Luther King Jr. Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA Assassinated: April 4, 1968, Memphis, TN

New Doc Examines The Roots Of The American Radical Right -- 'Ku Klux Klan: An American Story'
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New Doc Examines The Roots Of The American Radical Right — ‘Ku Klux Klan: An American Story’

Winston Churchill wrote, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” MagellanTV is now showcasing a new documentary, “Ku Klux Klan: An American Story,” and providing it free of charge to anyone who wants to watch it on the MagellanTV platform—through the end of January 2021. Why is MagellanTV highlighting such […]

Commentary: Now Is Not The Time To Be Speechless
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Commentary: Now Is Not The Time To Be Speechless

Speechless. Yet, there is so much to say. The Capital of the United States was stormed and attacked by people who have for the past four years proclaimed to be the “real” Americans. Really? Real Americans do what the British did in 1814, when the enemy forces came against our country’s former leaders and burned […]

How Older Women And Minorities Can Play An Integral Part In Healing Divided Country
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How Older Women And Minorities Can Play An Integral Part In Healing Divided Country

Now that America has voted in Joe Biden, who will be the oldest president ever in the U.S., and Kamala Harris, who will be the first woman—and of color—as vice president, what message is Biden’s team sending by nominating 74-year-old Janet Yellin for U.S. treasury secretary and 68-year-old Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the United Nations? With a clear stand […]