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Experts: Suing the Government Not an Option to End Shutdown

“What I fear is this administration and our Republican colleagues in the Senate have forgotten is that this is the people’s house,” Scanlon said. ...

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New Foundation Launches Campaign to Help Empower Poor and Disadvantaged Kids Overcome Stuttering

In an effort to empower children from poor and disadvantaged families overcome stuttering, a Charleston woman has launched a new foundation that is setting out to transform these kids’ lives, making them more confident and successful in life. Sherrikka Myers, who grew up stuttering and later overcame it, says Every 1 Voice Matters, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is designed to initially assist children ages 5 to 10 g ...

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Go Fund Me started for Cyntoia Brown

       Brown, 30, has been in prison since she was 16 when she was convicted of killing Johnny Michael Allen, whom Brown said paid her $150 to have sex. A victim of sex trafficking, Brown said she feared for her life during the encounter and she responded by shooting Allen. ...

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to Trump: Forget Wall, Fix Nation’s Deadly Water Problems 

       I join in solidarity with the 11-year- old girl known as Little Miss Flint who told you that spending $5 billion to make water safe is a much better way to protect Americans than building the wall. ...

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Africans Urged to ‘Come Home’

“I hear time and time again from black Americans who traveled to Africa about how connected they felt and how different they found whatever country they traveled to from the images of Africa they grew up with,” said Roman Debotch, owner/contributor of the site Black Excellence. ...

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Black Agency Launches #400yearchallenge with 60-Second Animation That Honors The 400 Year Anniversary of The First Enslaved Africans’ Arrival in the The U.S.

In the age of social media challenges that normally revolve around a dance, dangerous daredevil challenges, or pure fun, The Adinkra Group, an African cultural resource company based in Washington, DC, has launched the #400YearChallenge - a creative awareness campaign to draw attention to the 400 year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans’ arrival in the US in 1619, and the importance of people of Afri ...

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Meet the couple behind New York City’s first ever Black-Owned Professional Sports Team

      Corey and Tamara Galloway had always dreamed of having a professional sports team in New York City. Now, the power couple themselves have made history by giving NYC it’s first ever Black-owned sports team, and have became two of very few African Americans who outright own a professional sports franchise. ...

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National Park Service Now Owns the Home Where Martin Luther King Jr. was Born

     The National Park Foundation, the charity arm of the park service, bought the home from the King Center for $1.9 million. Money for the purchase came from private gifts by anonymous donors, and the home was turned over to the National Park Service on Nov. 27, Will Shafroth, the foundation president, said on Friday. News of the sale surfaced this week. ...

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12 African American Teens Reach the Pinnacle of Success in The Boy Scouts

     Here in the United States, the Boy Scouts of America is considered to be one of the most revered institutions for the development of young boys. ...

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Government Shutdown hits African Americans the Hardest

       The CBC members said they were calling for an end to the shutdown so that workers can again begin to collect their paychecks and critical government services can resume. ...

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