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2010 Census Omitted 3.7 Million Blacks – Nearly Five Times Its Original ‘Undercount’ Claims

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A special report released by the National Urban League reveals that the U. S. Census Bureau omitted at least 3.7 million African-Americans from its 2010 count, nearly five times the 800,000 “undercount” that the bureau has long reported. Largely due to the Coronavirus, the sluggish response to the 2020…

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Black Lives Matter Spurs More Changes In Africa

As Americans explore the renaming of army bases, statues, streets, and schools that honor racist slave-holders or portray demeaning relationships between whites and Black, Brown and Latinx citizens, similar efforts are underway in Senegal and Liberia most recently. Goree, an island in Senegal linked closely with slave trade, has decided to rename one of its…

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Debunking 6 common objections people use to explain why they refuse to wear masks

Aside from any theoretical benefits that wearing a mask might have, we know it’s an important part of stemming the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, many Americans have been resistant to complying. Healthline asked Levounis and Willard to respond to some common reasons given for not wearing a mask. 1. ‘Masks aren’t effective in preventing the spread…

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SBA Celebrates the Launch of New South Carolina Women’s Business Centers

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced June 30 the launch of two South Carolina Women’s Business Centers hosted by HBCU Benedict College in Columbia, SC and Community Works Women’s Business Center in Greenville, SC.  These new opportunity centers will carry out the mission of helping women-owned small businesses start, grow, expand and recover their businesses as America works to restart the economy.  The commitment…

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HBCU Buzz Presents: 2020 HBCU Top 30 Under 30

For the sixth year, HBCU Buzz presents the HBCU Top 30 Under 30, honoring the achievements of alumni of historically Black colleges and universities. The next HBCU Top 30 class is a combination of bold leaders in the fields of politics, community, technology, entertainment, entrepreneurship, fashion, health, education and money. Right now, more than ever, HBCU Buzz prioritizes…

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Claflin Receives Grant to Support Women Entrepreneurs in the United States and India

Claflin University was awarded a grant for nearly $75,000 to conduct research and develop training to enhance women’s entrepreneurship in family-owned businesses.  The Partnership 2020: Leveraging US-India Cooperation in Higher Education to Harness Economic Opportunities and Innovation grant is a subaward from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Afghanistan Studies.  The grant creates a…

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Our Children Are Now Dying by Suicide

By Glenn Ellis (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In 2016, a study was published in the medical journal Pediatrics, which found that Black kids 5! to 12 years old were two times more likely to die by suicide compared to White youth in the same age group. Did you hear that? Suicide in Black children 5-12! Who remembers…

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Three Claflin University Students Named 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars

Three distinguished Claflin University scholars are among 44 students who were named 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Travis Armstead, a junior political science major from Chicago, Ill.; Jayda Teasley, a junior political science major from Gainesville, Fla.; and Ronitra Wilson, a junior political science…

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Confederate Statues Being Toppled in Richmond

Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Goodbye, “Stonewall” Jackson. So long, J.E.B. Stuart, Matthew Fontaine Maury and maybe A.P. Hill. The removal of city-owned statues of those Confederates and other champions of slavery and White supremacy has begun with the bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Jackson hauled from the perch it has occupied…

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