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Beyond the Beat: the Untold Stories of Black College Bands

Beyond the Beat: the Untold Stories of Black College Bands is an Entertainment Documentary that shares an inside look at the inner-workings of Black College Bands. The project examines what it's like to participate in an HBCU Band from the modern-day students' perspective, to the benefits of having taken part from veteran band members and band alumni! ...

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Everything You Missed at the 45th NAACP Image Awards

By NewsOne   Did you miss the 45th NAACP Image Awards? Well, NewsOne, Hello Beautiful and The Urban Daily have you covered! The sites were front and center in covering the show to pull together some the greatest moments for you from slideshows of the best dressed to video of the most moving speeches – and a full list of the winners. Check it out! Pay Homage! Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight Shutdown NAACP ...

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Most Americans not Prepared for Retirement

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – Seventy-five million working Americans do not have a retirement plan, and half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in savings, according to a report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee, It’s even worse for African Americans and other people of color. According to a December report from the National In ...

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Black Unemployment Rises to 12.1 percent

At 12.1 percent the Black unemployment rate is nearly double the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent. The unemployment rate for Black men over 20 years old jumped from 11.5 percent in December 2013 to 12 percent in January, compared to White men who  experienced a decrease in their unemployment rate from 5.6 percent in December 2013 to 5.4 percent in January. The jobless rate for Black women over 20 y ...

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E-Juju and Griots salute Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka

 A gathering of renowned poets envisioned by the late Amiri Baraka arrived in a profusion of words and memory last Tuesday evening at the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life on NYU campus.   That event was originally conceived by Baraka in collaboration with Manthia Diawara, the director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs, as a tribute to Jayne Cortez, who joined the ancestors a little more ...

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U.S. Voting Hurdles Remain

US VOTING Rep. Keith Ellison is leading drive to guarantee right to vote. By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – If you thought that the United States Constitution guaranteed your right to vote, think again. “While the right to vote is inherent throughout our founding document, and there are amendments prohibiting discrimination, nothing in the Constitution explicitly gu ...

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STEM Education Gap Threatens American Economic Success

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – At a time when 6.7 percent unemployment (or, 11.9 percent among African Americans) is an improvement, the STEM sector still has more available jobs than qualified American professionals. And according to a study released last week, the United States’ will halt its economic success unless the racial gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is addressed.   ...

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Black Meetings Making History in Greater Fort Lauderdale

By Kitty Oliver   Broward County turns 100 years old in 2015, marking a century of dramatic racial and economic change for African Americans.  In that time the area has evolved from a rustic, almost uninhabitable frontier into the most diverse multi-ethnic urban area in the country, rivaling Queens County, NY. Milestones of local progress include the planned transformation of the Sistrunk Corridor in F ...

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