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Rep. Bass elected new Chairperson of Congressional Black Caucus

Bass has continued to represent the 37th congressional district of California by being an active voice for criminal justice reform, fighting for America’s foster care system, and strengthening the United States ties with Africa. Now Bass will have the opportunity to continue making change in her new role as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). ...

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IN MEMORIAM: Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of Voting Rights, Dies at 97

 “Ms. Rosanell Eaton was the 97-year-old matriarch in our four-year successful court fight against voter suppression, from 2013 to 2016,” Rev. Dr. William Barber, the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, and president of the North Carolina NAACP, said in a statement early Sunday. ...

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Studying Black Identity in South Africa Transformed My Worldview

     Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10 percent are Latino. This is one in a series of articles by students of color who are breaking down barriers by studying abroad thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, which awards 10 full scholarships a year to students at Minority Serving Institutions.  ...

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From Mauritania to Qatar:  Slavery an Old Evil Takes Many Forms

In Mauritania slavery though officially illegal remains a fact of life for an estimated 40,000 slaves still exist the country. Mauritania is rarely mentioned in international media coverage. Conversely, across the Middle East – Qatar is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup ...

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Creating the space: TILA Studios unites Black female creatives, artists and influencers during Miami’s Art Week

With breath-taking panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, 250+ women of color were invited to experience an EmpowerHer Brunch curated by TILA Studios at the Perez Art Museum. “It is a dream come true,” Tiffany LaTrice, Founder and Executive Director of TILA Studios said at the event. “I find myself tearing up at every interaction.” The sisterhood was intrinsic. Black female influencers, creativ ...

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Judge Ilona M. Holmes: Excellence Personified

At the start of the new year, Broward County will be losing one of its best representations of Black excellence. After nearly 24 years, Judge Ilona M. Holmes will be retiring from Broward’s Circuit Court in January 2019. ...

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Sen. Kamala Harris Expected to Announce 2020 Intentions

     “It’s about where we came from and where we’ve got to go,” she told NNPA Newswire. “This is a pivotal moment. I think we all know when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about the Dream, it wasn’t about being asleep,” Harris said. “It was about being awake.” ...

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Northern California Seeks Relief from Fire and Rain

 It is being called the worst disaster in California’s history. The Camp Fire, which has destroyed more than 150,000 acres of land in mostly Butte County, began Thursday, November 8 at 6:33 a.m. Since then, more than 80 people have been confirmed dead while rescue workers and volunteers feverishly search for hundreds of missing people. ...

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Abandoned in a Dumpster at birth, this 29-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Now Owns A $62 Million Telecommunications Firm

29-year old Freddie Figgers was abandoned in a dumpster at birth and was adopted when he was just two days old by two loving parents. He is now the founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, a telecommunications firm valued at over $62.3 million dollars, that you may have never heard of. ...

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NAACP demands JNC to reconvene and reconsider Black applicants and calls on Governor elect DeSantis to publicly demand a new slate of candidates reflecting the diversity Florida

     The NAACP Florida State Conference calls for the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission to reconvene and reconsider the initial six African American applicants.  We also call on Governor-elect DeSantis to stand up to Governor Scott and the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission appointees and demand what all other prior Governors did with a slate that reflects the diversity ...

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