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Professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Launches “Conversation Peace,” His First-Ever Tour of HBCUs

     “Conversation Peace” is designed to illuminate the historical and current relationship between African Americans and Jews and spur spirited discussion and dialogue among student guests. The “Conversation Peace” HBCU tour is a presentation of the Philos Project, a national organization part of whose vision and objective is to reach young people—notably future Black thought-leaders—to stronger alliances ...

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In Black and White: Key Findings of American’s View on Race in 2019

And 84 percent of Black respondents said people not seeing racial discrimination where it exists is a bigger problem than people seeing racism where it doesn’t exist. Whites were the only group where a majority, 52 percent, said the opposite was true – that the bigger problem is people seeing racism where it really does not exist. ...

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National Black Justice Coalition Statement on Morehouse College’s Landmark Inclusivity Policy

“Every student has a right to an educational experience where they feel safe, engaged and supported. However, the fact remains that far too many students, especially Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) students, find college campuses and K-12 schools to be hostile and unsafe spaces, which makes it challenging to learn and develop the skills, experiences and cr ...

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Assembly Workers and Widgets

     Well, how can we feel more professional and less like factory workers producing widgets? First, we must clarify our mission. Students are not widgets. There can be no reject bins for human beings with different needs and varied learning intelligence! ...

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Color “Blindness”

     Our perceptions of the value of ourselves and others often determine our treatment of and reactions toward those we view as less than or not as valued. Wars are fought over cultural and religious differences. Regardless of the injury, all people’s blood is red and all of us can hurt or grieve, regardless of color. ...

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Student Minister Tony Muhammad, rooted in love for a community that loves him too

     “Brother Tony Muhammad has been very impactful, not only in this situation with Nipsey Hussle, but he has been consistent. His consistent effort, working with Crips and Bloods, dating back to ’92, so the measurement of success for me is through his consistency,” said Skip Townsend, former gang member who founded 2nd Call, a gang intervention organization in South Central. ...

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Homeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes

     Judge Berzon, in her opinion, notes that the decision, while important, is unlikely to impose dire consequences on cities. “The distressing homelessness problem…has grown into a crisis for many reasons, among them the cost of housing, the drying up of affordable care for people with mental illness, and the failure to provide adequate treatment for drug addiction. The crisis continued to burgeon while o ...

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Congressman John Lewis to speak at Lincoln University’s 160th Commencement

U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis, a prominent civil rights leader and representative of Georgia’s Fifth congressional district, will speak at Lincoln University’s 160th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 5, 2019. ...

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Nipsey’s life: A hussle that motivates, resonates around the globe

From buying up the block, to creating businesses that employed Black people, aimed to educate them, and give them a space to be creative and help develop and realize their dreams, Nipsey Hussle was a man of the people because he was a man who saw what their needs were and took it upon himself to do what he could to help provide opportunities and a platform for others, because at one point in his life, he wa ...

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Notre-Dame fire: Cathedral saved within crucial half hour

     Saving France’s Notre-Dame Cathedral came down to a crucial time window of 15-30 minutes, France’s deputy interior minister has said. ...

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