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The Future of Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Ripe with High Paying Opportunities for Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a year when the American Petroleum Institute (API) marks its 100th anniversary, the oil and natural gas industry continues to look towards the workforce of the future nationally and globally that will emphasize the inclusion of African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities. API, America’s largest trade…

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Georgetown Students Approve Reparations Measure

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Georgetown University could become the first college in the nation to mandate a fee to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the university nearly 200 years ago – a debate, as first reported by ABC News, that takes place against the backdrop of a broader political conversation unfolding on…

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Lauds The Links, Incorporated and Issues Voting Rights Call to Action

Noted civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis closed out Women’s HERstory Month recognizing The Links, Incorporated as a distinguished organization of outstanding community service and influence. Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, president of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated had the pleasure of meeting with Congressman Lewis in his historic and museum-like Capitol Hill…

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Environmental Racism Grows as Environmental Groups Turn Increasingly White

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Clean drinking water. Lead paint abatement programs. Affordable energy bills. These are the day-to-day environmental justice issues that are vital to the health and financial well-being of communities – especially low-income families. But as environmental battles rage across the country, thousands of African-American children and adults are paying a…

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After Protests: D.C. Music Store Wins Against Gentrification Threat

Special from Howard University News Service (Triceedneywire.com) – The first implication that something wasn’t quite right on the corner of Florida Avenue and 7th Street N.W. was the eerie silence that punctuated the ordinarily bustling corner in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in Northwest Washington. The second indication came in a tweet. “I’m not a fan of…

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Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations

By the National Negro Council of Women, Special to the NNPA Newswire Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold listening sessions to hear from citizens about their recent voter registration and voting experiences. It is anticipated that any evidence of voter suppression or voter intimidation…

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In Sept. 11 Related Tweet, Trump Targets Another Black Woman in Congress

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it,” tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the evening of April 12. “The President…

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