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Changing Our Mentality to Change Our Reality
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Changing Our Mentality to Change Our Reality

There is nothing more disturbing than the chaos and killings that are witnessed in any nation. Those killings have been occurring in America senselessly and unnecessarily. Retaliation and annihilation are not the answers. Our past great leaders of the Civil Rights Movement did not fight for a black America, but for a beautifully diverse nation. […]

President Obama's Reaction to Police Shootings in Louisiana & Minnesota
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President Obama’s Reaction to Police Shootings in Louisiana & Minnesota

President Barack Obama holds press conference about the recent wave of police officer shootings of African-American men during his trip to Warsaw, Poland.

Jesse Williams Delivers Powerful Message at the BET Awards [Video]
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Jesse Williams Delivers Powerful Message at the BET Awards [Video]

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Trump & Clinton Win New York Primaries
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Trump & Clinton Win New York Primaries

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton emerge victorious after Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in his Republican campaign and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.  

President Obama and Misty Copeland Discuss Race, Activism, Body Image
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President Obama and Misty Copeland Discuss Race, Activism, Body Image

ESSENCE has revealed an exclusive video conversation between President Barack Obama and American Ballet Theater prima ballerina Misty Copeland. Each speak candidly about their personal experiences with racism, opinions on the importance of activism and social movements like ‘Black Girl Magic’, as well as their aspirations for young men and women of color in the future. (The […]

Commentary:  Black vs. African American…What’s Your Choice?
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Commentary: Black vs. African American…What’s Your Choice?

    As a public policy analyst, I often explore political viewpoints that are.lets say… much different than mine. So, frequently, I turn away from my vox.com and turn my attention to the much maligned, ratings juggernaut, Fox News. I never watch the live shows, as many of their classic big hitting pundits such as […]

Government Contracting Equity: Laws and Policies versus Nassau County Practices
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Government Contracting Equity: Laws and Policies versus Nassau County Practices

By Charlene J. Thompson, Esq. Government contracting can be a sustaining source of income for businesses large and small.  The underlying premise for those seeking government contracts is that the process is supposed to be fair and equitable for all having the requisite skill set and capacity to deliver those goods and/or services being sought […]

Chicago Urban League Calling for Federal Investigation of the Chicago Police Department
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Chicago Urban League Calling for Federal Investigation of the Chicago Police Department

The Chicago Urban League (CUL) is formally requesting a U.S. Department of Justice “pattern and practice” investigation into the Chicago Police Department (CPD), CUL Interim President and CEO Shari Runner announced today. “We believe CPD officers have engaged in the systemic use of excessive force and carried out a pattern of discriminatory harassment against African […]

The Predicaments Of Paradise
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The Predicaments Of Paradise

Many people can’t help but view the islands of the Caribbean, the Pacific and elsewhere as exotic destinations that afford momentary escape from the sometimes dreariness of day-to-day living. But the island culture that gave the world a laid-back lifestyle and Bob Marley’s music isn’t always the utopia those travel-agent brochures and websites might lead […]

The Memorial Foundation Launches Campaign To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And His Inspiring, Landmark Speech; I Have A Dream
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The Memorial Foundation Launches Campaign To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And His Inspiring, Landmark Speech; I Have A Dream

On the 52nd anniversary of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington, The Memorial Foundation, the builders of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, is proud to launch an inspiring campaign entitled, Celebrate the Dream…Share the Dream. This unique digital social media campaign will allow anyone […]

WATCH: His Holiness The Dalai Lama on Believing More Women Should Be Leaders
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WATCH: His Holiness The Dalai Lama on Believing More Women Should Be Leaders

The Dalai Lama tells Larry King why he believes the world would be more peaceful with women in leadership roles around the globe.

Gay Marriage Study: 52% of Negative Tweets Cite “Religious Beliefs” as Cause for Opposition
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Gay Marriage Study: 52% of Negative Tweets Cite “Religious Beliefs” as Cause for Opposition

According to a new study by CrowdFlower [www.crowdflower.com] — a data enrichment platform that collects, cleans, and labels big data  —  52% of the 25,000 tweets posted to Twitter following the Supreme Court announcement cited “religious beliefs” as a primary cause of opposition. Additionally, 19% of those tweeting cited ‘American values’ and 15% cited ‘general […]

Faith-Based Leaders Raise Record Amount in an Effort to Stop Ebola
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Faith-Based Leaders Raise Record Amount in an Effort to Stop Ebola

On February 27, 2015 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, noted faith-based leaders from the area and key officials from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF closed out their first-ever Black History Month campaign, I AM #STOPPINGEBOLA, which raised over $100,000. The funds will supportthe purchase of over 2,350 hygiene […]

New PSA Spotlights Positive Statistics on Young African American Men
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New PSA Spotlights Positive Statistics on Young African American Men

Twenty Medford, MA High School students and the NAACP Mystic Valley Branch are the collective face of a powerful message in a 30-second PSA going viral on the Internet, titled “Statistic.” The black & white commercial is designed to increase self-confidence in young African-American men while dispelling some preconceived opinions that exist in the general […]

NAACP Leads "America's Journey for Justice"
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NAACP Leads “America’s Journey for Justice”

On March 5th, the NAACP, will launch a new and innovative campaign, titled “America’s Journey for Justice,” geared toward adopting a policy agenda that protects the lives of Americans, the sustainable jobs of our citizenry, our right to vote and the integrity of our democracy. Over the next few months, a series of direct actions […]