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The Word ‘Boy,’ Race Politics, and Democratic Wrangling Raise the Interest of Black Voters

By Hamil R. Harris (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Iowa Caucus isn’t until Feb. 20. But, the First Democratic Presidential debates are this week in Miami and African-American voters are already taking sides. The rhetorical slugfest between Vice-President Joe Biden, at the top of the polls, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is trailing. Welcome officially…

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Voorhees College launches paid internship scholars program

Six Voorhees College students were selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the 2019 Voorhees College Paid Internship Program (VC-PISP). The internship placements are challenging work opportunities related to the student’s major or intended career that force students to reflect and integrate college learning in the professional world. According to the internship facilitators, VC–PISP…

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Claflin University’s Nursing Program Earns National Accreditation

Claflin University announces that its RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has received accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners retroactive from October 1, 2018 until June 30, 2024. CCNE Accreditation ensures that the nursing program consistently demonstrates quality in mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, and…

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American Underground, Google for Startups Launch Applications for Fourth Annual Black Founders Exchange

American Underground and Google for Startups have announced the application window and deadline for the fourth annual Black Founders Exchange. Black Founders Exchange, a week-long immersion program of curated content, mentorship, and community, will accept applications for the program between June 19 and July 10 through the American Underground website. The program will run September…

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Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. Malveaux testified at a House hearing on legislation that would set up a commission to study reparations for the ancestors of enslaved Africans kidnapped and…

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HSBC Bank Contributes $50,000 to Nation’s First Monument Honoring African American Veterans Memorial

HSBC Bank USA, N.A., (HSBC) recently announced a $50,000 grant to the African American Veterans Monument, the nation’s first-ever memorial dedicated solely to honoring the military service of African-American veterans and service members. “African Americans have fought for their country in every military conflict since the Revolutionary War, and too often their contributions are underappreciated, as…

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Poor People’s Campaign Mobilized in DC This Week

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) – This week in Washington, the powers that be are hearing from a vital new democratic force in this country. For three days, the Poor People’s Campaign will bring poor and low-wage Americans to the nation’s capital to call for a moral renewal in this nation. They will question many of…

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William McCoy named interim director of Clemson University Pan African Studies

By Paul Hyde, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities William C. McCoy has been appointed interim director of the Pan African Studies program in the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. In addition to this new role, McCoy will continue his duties as director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson. “I welcome William C. McCoy to…

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