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South Carolina State Included in Minority Business Development Agency HBCU Grant

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), is announcing grant awards of nearly $2 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In June 2018, MBDA invited HBCUs to propose projects that will achieve one or more of the following objectives: increase their ability to compete for and receive Federal research and development…

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NFL star Josh Norman names new endowed scholarships in honor of two Coastal Carolina University professors

Former Coastal Carolina University football All-American Josh Norman has announced that two of the three endowed scholarships he recently established as part of his $1.5 million donation to the University will be named in honor of his two favorite professors in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The…

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Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities

This week, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty joined the close to 190,000 other commenters in submitting a comment opposing the proposed “public charge rule,” that will prevent immigrant families from pursuing permanent legal residency if they or someone in their household legally uses assistance through certain federal programs including housing and nutrition programs. Maria…

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For the First Time in History, Two African Americans will Hold Top Leadership Positions in Congress at the Same Time

Recently, CBC Member Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08) was elected chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06) was elected Majority Whip, making it the first time in history that two African Americans will hold top leadership positions in Congress at the same time. In response to these elections, the Chairman of…

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Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of Voting Rights, Dies at 97

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders — especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression. Eaton died on Saturday, Dec. 8, in her…

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Hiram Revels: The First Black Senator

By Professor Damon L. Fordham, MA Much is being said about Mike Espy’s recent loss in the race for the Senate in Mississippi, but did you know that during Reconstruction in 1870, Mississippi elected the first black Senator in the United States? His name was Hiram Revels. Born free in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1827,…

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Tennessee Tribune Publishers Recognized Among 10 Most Powerful African Americans

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Rosetta Miller Perry said it’s vitally important that people recognize the significance of the Black Press and understand the role Black women have long played in its creation, evolution and preservation. A retired U.S. Navy officer and lawyer by trade, Perry has found success over the past…

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AARP Poll: Majority of caregivers with family suffering from dementia, spend less time with friends

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For family caregivers, the holidays can be a joyful time when spirits are lighter and it feels good to care for loved ones and enjoy time together, celebrating with family traditions. But for most family caregivers, the holidays also bring stress, according to Amy Goyer, a family…

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Supreme Court Hears Important Civil Forfeiture Case

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Supreme Court this week is considering limiting the practice of civil forfeiture, which law enforcement has used since the War on Drugs mostly against African-Americans, Hispanics and those in poor communities. At the heart of arguments in the nation’s highest court are two questionable forfeitures. The…

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Give Us All of the Bush Record

By Richard Prince Special from Journal-isms (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The death of almost any president is an occasion for glowing tributes, the challenge being to tell the truth without offending sensibilities. And including the sensibilities of readers and viewers of color, whose recollections might not match those of the “mainstream.” The passing of George H.W. Bush,…

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