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NASA Dedicates Facility to Mathematician, Presidential Medal Winner Katherine Johnson

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Washington, DC – NASA will commemorate the many contributions of retired mathematician Katherine Johnson to America’s space program during a building dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 5 — the 55th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s historic rocket launch and splash down, which Johnson helped make possible. The ceremony will air live on NASA […]

Beyoncé Gets Gangsta with her Haters, Selling “Boycott Beyoncé” Merchandise at Concerts

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It looks like Beyonce is more gangsta than Jay Z. I guess she found a way to kill two birds with one clothing line. She’s no the new leader behind the “Boycott Beyoncé” movement. She’s making money whild sending a clear message to her haters that if they don’t like her the messages in her […]

African American Leadership Project Commemorates 38th Anniversary of Dutch Morial’s Election as Mayor of New Orleans

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New Orleans, LA – May 1st marks the 38th year since the Honorable Ernest N “Dutch” Morial was elected as the 1st Mayor African descent in New Orleans. May 1st, 1978 will always represent a “turning point” in the history of the city……it was the desegregation of the city’s mayoral politics, and the launching of […]

Study Shows Unique Value and Challenges of African American-Led Nonprofits

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Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) has released a research report entitled How African American-Led Organizations Differ From White-Led Organizations. The PAALF commissioned the research study conducted by Branch Associates, Inc. with funding from United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and support from Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). […]

Black Women Rally Behind Hillary Clinton

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By Laura Meckler (Wall Street Journal) – Hillary Clinton never goes very far without black women sharing the stage, introducing her around or casting ballots for her in outsize numbers—and they are a prime reason she stands on the cusp of claiming the Democratic presidential nomination. Black women have long played a big role in […]

Democratic National Convention Selects African-American-Owned Company for Construction Services

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Philadelphia, PA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced that Perryman Building and Construction has been selected as the construction services firm for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Perryman will oversee construction operations before, during, and after convention, from flooring to painting, air conditioning and other foundational needs under the direction of Hargrove, […]

Harriet Tubman – Economic Freedom Fighter

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By Dr. Julianne Malveaux – When Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would grace the new $20 bill, my heart sang hallelujah. Additional changes to the currency were also announced. The back of the $10 will now recognize the five leaders of the women’s suffrage movement and the back of the $5 bill […]

Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Earns Only 3,000 votes in Baltimore Mayoral Primary

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By Jason Silverstein (NY Daily News) – Turns out 340,000 Twitter followers don’t translate well into votes. DeRay Mckesson, one of the leading Black Lives Matter activities on social media, faced a crushing defeat Tuesday in the Baltimore mayoral race — scoring just 2.5% of the Democratic primary vote and finishing sixth. Mckesson, who has […]