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Studying Black Identity in South Africa Transformed My Worldview

     Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10 percent are Latino. This is one in a series of articles by students of color who are breaking down barriers by studying abroad thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, which awards 10 full scholarships a year to students at Minority Serving Institutions.  ...

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From Mauritania to Qatar:  Slavery an Old Evil Takes Many Forms

In Mauritania slavery though officially illegal remains a fact of life for an estimated 40,000 slaves still exist the country. Mauritania is rarely mentioned in international media coverage. Conversely, across the Middle East – Qatar is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup ...

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FILM REVIEW: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This version is an ode to urban folks, nerds, teens, public and private school kids, rap/hip-hop fans and those who would rather be cool than drab. ...

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New Film Honors the Life of Harriet Tubman

     The brave African American who became known as the “Moses” of her people, didn’t stop with her own freedom but went back – repeatedly – to help others and over the course of a decade, led countless slaves along the Underground Railroad so that they too could taste freedom. ...

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Sen. Kamala Harris Expected to Announce 2020 Intentions

     “It’s about where we came from and where we’ve got to go,” she told NNPA Newswire. “This is a pivotal moment. I think we all know when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about the Dream, it wasn’t about being asleep,” Harris said. “It was about being awake.” ...

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Northern California Seeks Relief from Fire and Rain

 It is being called the worst disaster in California’s history. The Camp Fire, which has destroyed more than 150,000 acres of land in mostly Butte County, began Thursday, November 8 at 6:33 a.m. Since then, more than 80 people have been confirmed dead while rescue workers and volunteers feverishly search for hundreds of missing people. ...

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Abandoned in a Dumpster at birth, this 29-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Now Owns A $62 Million Telecommunications Firm

29-year old Freddie Figgers was abandoned in a dumpster at birth and was adopted when he was just two days old by two loving parents. He is now the founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, a telecommunications firm valued at over $62.3 million dollars, that you may have never heard of. ...

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J.I.V.E. Juice becomes First Black-Owned Juice Brand to be sold in Whole Foods

Just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year, J.I.V.E. Juice is now available at Whole Foods 365. J.I.V.E Juice (Juice Is Very Essential) is the first juice company owned by an African American to be placed in Whole Foods. ...

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund to Supreme Court: Rule on police obligation to administer aid

     The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the question of whether police officers are constitutionally obligated to help a person injured during arrest. ...

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More than 60 National Civil Rights organizations and Stakeholders call on Congress to seize opportunity to Diversify Top Staff

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, along with more than 60 national civil and human rights organizations and stakeholders, sent a letter calling on Members of Congress to prioritize diversity in hiring top staff. ...

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