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BLACK GIRLS LEAD 2020 Goes Virtual in Partnership with emerge

  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! announces its annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference, in partnership with hair care brand emerge, taking place July 31-August 1, 2020.  This year’s conference has been re-imagined as a virtual event and is designed to bring together young girls across the nation for two days of self-discovery, reflection and celebration.  The partnership between…

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Social Justice Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) National Racial Equality Initiative for Social Justice (NREI) Fellowship applications are open today through August 14, 2020. The 12-month fellowship will begin September 2020. Created in response to the historically unleveled playing field for minorities, and the recent protests and police killings of unarmed African Americans, CBCF’s NREI racial equity framework will have an evidence-based…

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The African American Wellness Project Announces New Initiative Black Doctors Speak in Response to Health Care Inequities

The African American Wellness Project (AAWP) announced a new initiative, Black Doctors Speak, that will give Black Doctors a voice in the conversation on issues affecting the African American Community. This new initiative, concepted in response to the healthcare inequities that exist between African Americans and the rest of America, will highlight the healthcare issues…

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Walker’s Legacy Introduces “Ask a Boss” Masterclass Series with the CEO of The Honey Pot, Bea Dixon

In partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency, Walker’s Legacy presents  “Ask a Boss”, a digital masterclass series featuring women of influence who have achieved success in business and beyond. The digital conversation will be held this Friday, July 17th at noon. The digital series moderated by Natalie Madeira Cofield, Walker’s Legacy Founder & CEO, provides attendees with the…

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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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