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National Trust raises over $10 Million to preserve Historic Black Sites

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that one year after the launch of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund ,the organization has hit a funding milestone, raising more than $10M dollars for this $25M initiative. ...

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Is the FBI underreporting the surge in Hate Crimes?

 “Anti-Black or African American” bias accounted for nearly half of all crimes motivated by race or ethnicity, which rose 18 percent according to the FBI data, while “Anti-American Indian or Alaska Native,” “Anti-Multiple Races, Group,” and “Anti-Hispanic or Latino” hate crimes all increased over 20 percent (251, 180, and 427 incidents, respectively).                               ...

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The ‘Roots’ of Slavery and its lasting effects

     Still, those names come with a price because many agree that hate is as American as Apple Pie and baseball. And, victims of such hate not only include the once enslaved African American, but America is a country where it once was illegal for all women to vote. ...

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Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole selected as Board Chair and seventh president of National Council of Negro Women

The National Council of Negro Women (NCMW) selected Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole as its chair and seventh president during the closing session of their 58th Biennial National Convention in Washington, D.C. Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones, who served as NCNW’s chair for more than six years, will continue to serve the organization as the immediate past chair. ...

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Stacey Abrams: ‘It ain’t Over until it’s Over’

     By Thursday, two days after Republican Brian Kemp declared victory, Abrams is still calling for every vote to be counted and she’s hoping that the results will at least be enough for a runoff, if absentee ballots don’t push her over the top altogether. ...

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Congresswoman: DC Wins Statehood if Dems Take House

     “I will have a strategy question as to whether to ask for a vote on statehood because we only have Democratic support and not yet enough votes. Still, we are making considerable progress and if the Democrats win the House, the District wins statehood.” ...

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NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith’s hanging comments ‘sick’

“Hyde-Smith’s decision to joke about ‘hanging,’ in a state known for its violent and terroristic history toward African Americans is sick. To envision this brutal and degenerate type of frame during a time when Black people, Jewish People and immigrants are still being targeted for violence by White nationalists and racists is hateful and hurtful. ...

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Power of the Gavel: Five Black Caucus members set to chair committees in Congress

     Rep. Maxine Waters is slated to chair the powerful House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Bobby Scott will be the Chairman of Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings will Chair the Government Over-sight Committee, Rep, Bennie Thompson will Chair Homeland Security and Texas’ Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson will Chair the committee on Science, Space and Technology. ...

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19 Black women win Judiciary seats in Houston, Texas

 #Houston19: All 19 of the Houston County African American Female Judges up for election WON! ...

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Free National Pre-Law Conference offers aspiring Black lawyers unprecedented opportunity to gain information, resources and connections

The 14th National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2018, sponsored by AccessLex Institute, is the nation’s premier information-sharing and networking empowerment event for aspiring Black lawyers. The event took place from  November 9-10, 2018 at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts ...

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