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Surviving Memphis Sanitation Workers from 1968 Strike Honored With Prestigious NAACP ‘Vanguard Award’

On Tuesday, January 9, the fourteen surviving sanitation workers who participated in the pivotal 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike were honored by the NAACP in Memphis and received the organization’s vaunted Vanguard Award in conjunction with the 49th NAACP Image Awards, scheduled to take place in Pasadena, CA on January 15th and broadcast live on…

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The Indefensible and Unjust State of America’s Children Demands Action to End Child Poverty NOW!

It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children’s Defense Fund’s The State of America’s Children® 2017 details the immoral and preventable poverty, homelessness, hunger, health problems, poor education and violence plaguing children who are America’s responsibility and future. The most recent data suggest: Child Population: The U.S. has 73.6 million children. Children…

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Former NFL Player Aaron Maybin, Coppin State Student Samierra Jones Help to Raise Nearly $80,000 for Students in Baltimore

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Thousands of people stepped up to help former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin raise money for students in Baltimore’s public schools after his tweets showing students wearing jackets and winter hats inside a classroom went viral. The former NFL player has continued to raise awareness about the issue by…

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Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o, Grammy-Winner Black Thought, A WRINKLE IN TIME Star Storm Reid, Baratunde Thurston Among Performers at “MLK Now 2018”

On Monday, January 15, 2018 (MLK Day) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Blackout for Human Rights will host its 3rd Annual “MLK Now”, a free event celebrating the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted in partnership with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), Color of Change, PICO National Network, and The…

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NAACP Chair Emeritus: The Fight for Racial Justice Continues

By Leah Hobbs Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to go back to the good old days. I don’t want to go back to separate and unequal,” Roslyn M. Brock, chairman emeritus of the national NAACP, told a crowd on Jan. 1 at the…

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TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Launched in Women-Led Effort to Promote Workplace Safety, Equality and Diversity

TIME’S UP, an unprecedented movement started by women in the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund is one of a series of TIME’S UP’s ongoing commitments to combat the systemic power imbalances that have prohibited many women, especially women of color, from…

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Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Lays Plans For New Year’s Eve, Emancipation Proclamation Celebration

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission is partnering with Gullah Geechee communities in Charleston and across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida in a celebration that is 155 years old: the New Year’s Eve “Watch Night” service commemorating the date of January 1, 1863 when enslaved people in the Low Country, the Sea…

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