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NAACP President Johnson Travels to Ghana in Support of Upcoming ‘Year of Return Ghana 2019’

“Next year sym-bolizes a moment in time where people of Afri can descent regardless of where they exist within our Diaspora can reconnect and map out a future which establishes Africa and her descendants in their rightful place on the world stage,” said NAACP President Johnson. ...

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African American Founder Launches Technology Transportation Startup In Florida

Benjamin Dorsinvil, Founder and CEO of Golden Freight Brokers, has launched the first transportation technology company led by an African-American in Florida. The startup company helps small and medium-sized businesses find carriers to move their freight. ...

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Rep. Waters Statement on Texas Judge Ruling Obamacare Unconstitutional

 “Ironically, this ruling comes barely a month after numerous Republicans stood for reelection while campaigning on the false premise that they actually cared about people with pre-existing conditions and were committed to protecting them. The American people were not fooled by these disingenuous claims, and many of these Republicans lost.” ...

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ESSA: A Roadmap for Achieving Equity in Education

     State education chiefs and their in-state partners at teaching and research institutions plus educators on the front lines have a real chance to make a difference for Black students and other minorities. But do they have the courage to make the necessary changes? ...

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Prada Rolls Out Sambo Style Figures and Black Twitter Rolls Over Prada

The viral social media backlash that followed prompted the company to pull all the items worldwide as calls for a boycott slowly built during discussions on Twitter. Prada’s first statement in reaction to the criticism on Twitter didn’t help. ...

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Best Films of 2018

In 2018, the stories told, talent on view, compelling characters, emotions expressed, and genres stretched were just amazing. It was more than enough to make viewers track films from the theaters to streaming services. Or vice versa. Check out the year in movies. Enjoy. ...

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Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

  “Don Rojas has made major contributions to the struggle for freedom in Black communities across the globe. As the first communications director for the NAACP, he not only built the initial model of our communications department but created a vision for the way in which communications can be used as a resource to support social justice movements,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson told NNPA Newswire. ...

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Cosby Attorneys List 11 Problematic Rulings for Appeals Court

            In a new court filing seeking to win Cosby’s release from prison and overturn his conviction, Cosby’s lawyers, Brian W. Perry and Kristen L. Weisenberger, identified 11 of the most problematic rulings by O’Neill before and during the trial and at sentencing. ...

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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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