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Barbara Bush Passes Away, Age 92
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Barbara Bush Passes Away, Age 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush passed away Tuesday evening from complications related to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart failure. Earlier this week the Bush family released a statement saying that after a “recent series of hospitalizations,” she decided to stop receiving medical care and was focusing on “comfort care.” “It will not surprise […]

Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29
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Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29

Starbucks Coffee Company has announced that it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores. The training will be provided to nearly 175,000 partners (employees) across the country and will become part of the onboarding process for new […]

Black Lives Matter Co-Creator Launches the Black Futures Lab and the Black Census Project to Build and Mobilize Black Political Power
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Black Lives Matter Co-Creator Launches the Black Futures Lab and the Black Census Project to Build and Mobilize Black Political Power

Alicia Garza, co-creator of Black Lives Matter, launched on Monday the Black Futures Lab (BFL), a new mobilization effort that will engage Black people, legislators, and community-based organizations to build political power and push for policies that help strengthen Black communities. Launched in partnership with Demos, Color of Change, Center for Third World Organizing, Socioanalitica […]

Shutdown Looming
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Shutdown Looming

Shutdown. It’s possibly happening and it could become something to seriously loathe. A government shutdown like the one that has been making headlines threatens to prevent government paid services from stopping until there is legislation that states how the government will be funded. In the short term, that means government operations and the post office; […]

Trailblazing US Ambassador Reflects on Her Life & Career as Remnants of America's Ugly Past Resurface
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Trailblazing US Ambassador Reflects on Her Life & Career as Remnants of America’s Ugly Past Resurface

After a four-decades-long career at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service including being appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Senegal in 2000, Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas is now looking back on her remarkable career and life. In time for Black History Month, her new memoir, Diversifying Diplomacy: My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar (Potomac Books, 2017), […]

The  "Donald" Trump Card
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The “Donald” Trump Card

*Political Commentary* The Trump card. It is an age old cliché but it has garnered new meaning in American politics. This particular reference speaks to a specific type of card, found in many board games and card games, which is able to  pull rank over and above other cards. It is valuable, it is conducive […]

Statement by Attorneys for Khari Noerdlinger Pertaining Decision by the Judge
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Statement by Attorneys for Khari Noerdlinger Pertaining Decision by the Judge

“Today was complete vindication for Khari Noerdlinger, having lied-repeatedly-to the grand jury and engaged in gross prosecutorial misconduct, the state voluntarily dismissed the manslaughter charge and agreed to dismiss the remaining charges after the successful completion of six months of the pretrial intervention program. Now that the case is over, we will initiate a lawsuit […]

High Profile Black Brooklynites are Ambassadors for Brooklyn Community Services
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High Profile Black Brooklynites are Ambassadors for Brooklyn Community Services

The Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) ONE Brooklyn Community  public service poster campaign, seen on 36 Brooklyn subway stations, feature several high profile Black Brooklynites like AFROPUNK co-founder and partner Jocelyn Cooper, renowned educator Principal Nadia Lopez, MTV and Comedy Central comedian Franchesca Ramsey and Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi speaking out about Brooklynites who […]

Federal Court Holds That Garden City, New York Zoning Decision Had Unjustified Disparate Impact on African Americans and Latinos
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Federal Court Holds That Garden City, New York Zoning Decision Had Unjustified Disparate Impact on African Americans and Latinos

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has recognized that a 2004 zoning decision by the Village of Garden City had an unjustified disparate impact on African Americans and Latinos in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. The court’s decision in the case, MHANY Management Inc. v. Village of Garden […]

Largest Centennial Celebration Underway for Fannie Lou Hamer
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Largest Centennial Celebration Underway for Fannie Lou Hamer

October 6 would have been Civil Rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th birthday and GirlTrek, the largest national public health nonprofit and movement for Black women and girls, is celebrating her legacy by hosting 100 national walks. “In the iconic words of Fannie Lou Hamer, we’re ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired.’ She […]

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York on Charlottesville and Kenneth Frazier
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One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York on Charlottesville and Kenneth Frazier

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York (OHBM), the founding chapter of the nationwide organization, 100 Black Men of America, strongly condemns the horrific violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va. and denounces all overt and covert forms of white supremacy that lead to ongoing displays of bigotry and racism in this country. OHBM […]

Van Jones Announces Nationwide "We Rise Tour"
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Van Jones Announces Nationwide “We Rise Tour”

Van Jones & Roc Nation are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership and nationwide event tour: WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy. WE RISE will bring an array of artists, athletes, thought leaders and local leaders to cities across the country this summer. Van Jones, a renowned activist, CNN commentator and two-time New York Times […]

Loretta Lynch to be Honored with The Women In Public Life Award at New-York Historical Society's Strawberry Festival on June 20th
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Loretta Lynch to be Honored with The Women In Public Life Award at New-York Historical Society’s Strawberry Festival on June 20th

Loretta Lynch, who served as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States of America, will be honored at New-York Historical’s 2017 Strawberry Festival benefit luncheon, an annual event that dates back to 1856. Ms. Lynch will receive the Women in Public Life Award for her outstanding public service. The luncheon will take place on […]

Becoming The Change You Want To See
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Becoming The Change You Want To See

    What is change? Is it deviating away from something? Is it a chance to make things better, perhaps improve on a situation, with your own finishing touches? Is it finding a new path that has yet to be taken and to make your individual road, making a way for generations to come. Is […]

GirlTrek Presents a Day of #BlackGirlHealing on Inauguration Day
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GirlTrek Presents a Day of #BlackGirlHealing on Inauguration Day

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lord   There is a health crisis in America and Black women and girls are among the hardest hit. Black women die younger and at higher rates than any other group of women in the country. […]