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This Organization, Ran by 6 Black Men, Has Donated More Than 30,000 Books to Children Worldwide — But They Need More Volunteers and Financial Support

B.L.A.C.K. 2 Life has worked tirelessly this past year enacting their mission across the globe, but they need more volunteers and financial support. Since the organization’s founding in 2017, B2L has given out over 30,000 free books to children in 18 cities in 14 states. ...

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California Congresswoman Maxine Waters Makes History: First Black, First Woman to Chair House Financial Services Committee

There’s also another key woman and legislator that is making history. Congresswoman Maxine Waters is now the first Black and the first woman to chair the powerful House Financial Services Committee. Having served on this committee since 1995, and its Ranking Member in the previous Congress, Waters will set the committee’s agenda in key areas affecting the economy, banking, housing, insurance and securities. ...

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 Joint Center Commends the U.S. Senate for Confirming the Nomination of Geoffrey Starks to the Federal Communications Commission

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commended the U.S. Senate for confirming Geoffrey Starks as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Starks was confirmed by a unanimous vote. ...

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Karen Bass Sworn in as Chair Of Congressional Black Caucus

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), was sworn in as the 26th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which grew to a historic 55 Members. During the 116th Congress, five of those Members will chair full House Committees and 28 will chair House Subcommittees. ...

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Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” Will Soon be a Classroom Curriculum for Young Black Girls

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book Becoming, which sold over 1.4 million copies in its first week of release, has inspired many Black women all over the world. Having been inspired by the book herself, Lauren Christine Mims, a former assistant director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, chose Becoming to be a curriculum for Black girls to enhance their learni ...

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Black community leader receives top honors from foundation started by former President George H.W. Bush

     The award, founded by President Bush and established during his presidency, is given daily by the Points of Light organization which is recognized worldwide for its dedication to volunteer service and recognizing extraordinary volunteers who are donating their time and talent to better their communities. ...

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade: 500 Years Later the Diaspora Still Suffers

     “The fact that slavery was underway for a century in South America before introduction in North America is not widely taught nor commonly understood,” said Felicia Davis of the HBCU Green Fund. ...

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IN MEMORIAM: Cigars and Whiskey – America’s Oldest Veteran, Richard Arvin Overton, Dies at 112 

        Born on May 11, 1906, Richard Arvin Overton, a member of what is often called America’s “Greatest Generation,” died on December 27th in Austin, Texas. At 112 years and 230 days, Overton was believed to be the oldest living man in the United States as well as America’s oldest veteran.  ...

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Women Are Changing the Face of the Once Male-Dominated Funeral Industry

     “It’s far more than a job, it’s all-day, it’s emotional and it’s far more than you just go to work and come home and that’s it,” said Alyssa George, who just finished her internship on her way to becoming a funeral director. ...

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NAACP Joins Ferguson Activist in Demanding Answers in Alleged Hanging Death of Son

The St. Louis County NAACP is joining the McKinnies family in the call for transparency and justice regarding the murder of Danye Jones. “There’s too many unanswered questions that we are demanding answers to,” said John Gaskin III, St. Louis County NAACP President. “We support Mrs. McKinnies call for justice and transparency in the death of her son.” ...

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