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Lynching Memorial Draws 100,000 Visitors In First 3 Months

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    By Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The nation’s first memorial to victims of lynching has drawn more than 100,000 visitors in its first three months — far exceeding some earlier estimates. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery shares stories about some of the 4,400 black people slain in lynchings […]

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Black Men XCEL: Our Movement To Advance Black Men

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    by  Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. A major part of Black Enterprise’s mission has been exposing our audience and the world to the major accomplishments of African Americans across an array of disciplines and sectors as well as breaking stereotypes that serve to diminish, degrade, or demonize people of color. Now, more than ever, […]

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Trump White House Views Migrants as Subhuman                                  

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    The Trump White House does not see migrants as full human beings. They see them as a horde of invading pests. Trump himself has recently used the word “infestation” to describe immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. That is why-despite his executive order- it doesn’t matter to his administration that children were separated […]

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ADDRESS HOUSING CRISIS WITH A BASIC SECURITY DEPOSIT GUARANTEE

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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a radical economic thinker. In his 1967 book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? King wrote, “the programs of the past all have another common failing-they are indirect. Each seeks to solve poverty by first solving something else.” Think about it. In order to solve poverty, […]

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Brings Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Inspiration to Vegan Fest at Weavers Way Co-Op in Ambler June 23rd

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The call has gone out for the season’s “must attend” event for vegans or those who just want to be one, for Vegan Fest at Weavers Way Ambler on Saturday June 23rd, from 11am-4pm, 217 East Butler Avenue. Upstate New York’s Summer flavor sensation is bringing their four signature dairy-free flavors: […]

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ACTIVISM IS THE RENT I PAY FOR LIVING ON THE PLANET

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    Novelist and poet Alice Walker once said, “activism is the rent we pay for living on the planet.” As a white American male who is able bodied, heterosexual, English speaking, university educated, reared Christian, and endowed with birthright citizenship, I know exactly what she means. My favored position on this planet is both a blessing and […]

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Major League Baseball in San Juan as a 21st Century Marshall Plan

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      The people of Puerto Rico are rich. The name itself means “Rich Port City.” Any narrative that portrays Puerto Rico as a poor, battered, and inept Commonwealth has never met someone from Puerto Rico. They are vivacious, intuitive, hardworking, and self-reliant. In the most creative and exuberant ways, Puerto Rico is home […]

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Black and Brown Students Are Denied Access To Advanced Placement Courses, the New Jim Crow In Education

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    By David Love Education provides a gateway for opportunity. Those who have access to a better education have better chances for success. While the U.S. education system may position itself as a meritocracy in which those who work hard in a fair system can succeed, in reality the deck is stacked against low-income […]

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The latest massacre in Gaza casts a pall over U.S. embassy opening

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    The latest demonstrations in Gaza took place as the U.S. embassy was formally relocated to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, on the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel. Only 40 miles from the celebration, Israeli snipers fired upon hundreds of Palestinians- often taking out their kneecaps-and shot dead 60 others for attempting to come near the border. […]

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In Ending ‘Roseanne,’ ABC Executive Makes Her Voice Heard

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    By Brooks Barnes     LOS ANGELES — In the two years since Channing Dungey took over as president of ABC Entertainment, becoming the first black executive to run a major network, she had largely eschewed the spotlight, avoiding public comments whenever possible and preferring that her work speak for itself. She has […]

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The NFL Moves to Silence Voices of Dissent

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Would women have the right to vote today if they were told by men to only protest inside their homes? Would African-Americans have equal protection under the law if the Civil Rights movement was confined to the churches? Would farmers and migrant workers have just working conditions in the fields if they were forced to […]

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A Constitutional Crisis Is Already Happening

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        America is not facing a looming constitutional crisis, the nation is fully immersed in one right now.   Let’s examine the record. This is a president who has continuously violated the Separation of church and state by suggesting that America is a Christian nation. The recent embassy move to Jerusalem was an […]

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Is Torture Immoral or Not? What Say You, Ms. Haspel

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    Along with millions of my fellow Americans, I watched the Open Hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee for the nomination of Gina Haspel to become CIA director. I saw a seasoned bureaucrat of remarkable intellect, unswerving loyalty, and self-evident leadership poise. In a different time both Democrats and Republicans would have no qualms […]

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Lawmakers Argue Trump’s Proposal to Cut $15 billion In Unused Funds Could Negatively Impact Low-Income Children

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent lawmakers a plan Tuesday to wipe more than $15 billion in unused spending off the government’s books. The plan wouldn’t have much practical impact on targeted programs such as the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program. But the move would take away leftover money that could be used to […]

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