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Poor People’s Campaign Exhibit Opens at the Black History Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final human rights crusade in a new exhibition on the “Poor People’s Campaign,” a multicultural coalition that began in 1968 to end poverty. The exhibition, “City of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign,”…

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NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance Partnership Includes Pre-K to College Curriculum on the African Diaspora

On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a groundbreaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP will work with the AAI on the development and distribution of a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments, achievements and history…

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Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Join Powerful Judiciary Committee

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) and Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) yesterday were selected to join the Senate Judiciary Committee, a very powerful committee that plays a key role in considering U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals court and district court nominations. Harris replaces former Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) who resigned from…

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API President Touts Economic Opportunities for Blacks in the Oil Industry

By Freddie Allen, Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire Jack Gerard, the president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said that there are incredible career and business opportunities in the petrochemical industry and he’s committed to increasing awareness about those prospects in the Black and Hispanic communities. API is a national trade association that represents all facets…

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Surviving Memphis Sanitation Workers from 1968 Strike Honored With Prestigious NAACP ‘Vanguard Award’

On Tuesday, January 9, the fourteen surviving sanitation workers who participated in the pivotal 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike were honored by the NAACP in Memphis and received the organization’s vaunted Vanguard Award in conjunction with the 49th NAACP Image Awards, scheduled to take place in Pasadena, CA on January 15th and broadcast live on…

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Black Economic Forecast for 2018: Fight Back With the Dollar and the Vote

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Galvanizing people to spend money with Black-owned businesses, make deposits in Black-owned banks and voting for a mid-term election result that would cause Black Caucus members and Democrats to chair U. S. House and Senate Committees are the necessary keys to maximize Black economic growth this year, according to…

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King’s Fight for Economic Justice Was Largely Ignored by Mainstream Media

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered as a social activist and Baptist minister whose role was integral in the Civil Rights Movement. Publicly and privately, King fought for equality, justice and human rights for African Americans and others who suffered from racism, segregation and…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Champion for Equity in Education

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influence on the Civil Rights Movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education remains a mystery to some. That fight began with his own education. “He clearly had an advanced, refined educational foundation from Booker T. Washington High School, Morehouse College,…

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Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o, Grammy-Winner Black Thought, A WRINKLE IN TIME Star Storm Reid, Baratunde Thurston Among Performers at “MLK Now 2018”

On Monday, January 15, 2018 (MLK Day) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Blackout for Human Rights will host its 3rd Annual “MLK Now”, a free event celebrating the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted in partnership with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), Color of Change, PICO National Network, and The…

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