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Hogg Foundation to Award $2 Million in Grants for 2020 Census, Black Communities a Key Focus

This year, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is celebrating 80 years of supporting the mental health and well-being of Texans. As part of their anniversary efforts, the foundation is accepting proposals for the Texas Communities Count initiative, which will support complete count efforts in Texas for the 2020 U.S. Census. The foundation plans to award grants…

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Black Millennials Rank Student Loan Debt, Cybersecurity, And Criminal Justice Reform As Top 2020 Voting Issues In New Survey

Healthcare, immigration, and the state of the economy dominate mainstream conversations on top voter issues in 2020, but new survey data suggests a majority of black millennial voters will choose candidates based on their student loan debt, criminal justice reform, and cybersecurity policy ideas. The survey, completed by Beyond Ideas Group, an integrated public affairs…

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Education in the Segregated South: A Determined African American Culture

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia During segregation, Black schools in the South focused on building an environment of success for community children. Educator, activist and youth worker Derrick R. Brooms said black schools served multiple purposes – particularly during the Jim Crow era. “There are ways in which some Black schools during…

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