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Race Forward Launches Mass Freedom Project to End Mass Incarceration & Mass Deportation

As mass criminalization continues to target and harm communities of color, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation today announced the launch of the Mass Freedom project. Mass Freedom aims to bridge the movements fighting to end mass incarceration and mass deportation under a shared vision for a multiracial democracy. “Mass criminalization is an…

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Africa’s Floods Largely Unnoticed Despite Higher Death Toll

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – “Floods in Africa in August killed 25 times more people than Hurricane Harvey did.” That was the headline of a recent story in Quartz online by Lagos-based writer Yomi Kazeem. “Like severe floods in southern Asia, the disasters in Africa have been largely under-reported compared to similar events in Houston where Hurricane Harvey,…

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Food Safety Recommendations for Areas Affected by Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Irma. The National Hurricane Center reports that severe hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys beginning Saturday night. Irma is likely to make…

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Hurricane Harvey Wreaks Havoc on Gulf Coast

By Stacy M. Brown and D. Kevin McNeir, The Washington Informer/NNPA Member As more and more inches of rain fell this week in the Houston-Galveston area, the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, continued along the Gulf Coast toward Louisiana, sparking more evacuations and further heightening concerns of residents and local and…

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John Caldwell Calhoun REVISITED

By Professor Damon L. Fordham, MA With all of the controversy over the statue of John Caldwell Calhoun that is in Marion Square in downtown Charleston, I think that before considering if it is appropriate to be there, we should at least learn something about who this man really was and what he really represented.…

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Dick Gregory Dies at 84

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Saturday. He was 84. Friends, family and celebrities took to social media to honor the icon and innovator of the Black community. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and…

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