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Bipartisan Jobs Bill Tackles Urban and Youth Unemployment

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by Marc Morial (To Be Equal #28) – Just when it seemed Congress was no longer capable of working together on any level to serve the best interests of the American people, on July 9 members of both parties in the House of Representatives joined forces to pass a new bipartisan jobs bill, the Workforce [...]

Get On Up Official Trailer – James Brown Biography

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President Obama Applauds New Commitments in Support of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

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In February, as part of his plan to make 2014 a year of action focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans, the President unveiled the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. As part [...]

Letter Urges AFSCME President, Lee Saunders, Not to Punish Struggling HBCU Students Due to Opposing Political Views with the Koch Brothers

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The letter below was written in response to articles on TheRoot.com and The Washington Post about the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) accepting money from companies owned by the infamous Koch brothers. It appears that The Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries made a $25 million donation to UNCF. Of course, UNCF accepted the contribution [...]

#WeSawWhatYouDid – NYPD Suffocates Man Who Helped Breakup Fight – Video via @eurweb

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(Eurweb.com) – If it were not for a video that recorded the NYPD officers who piled on top of a New York City man that they insisted on placing in a choke-hold and ended up killing him when he couldn’t breathe beneath the weight, this would be a case of their word against all the [...]

Republicans’ Selective Memory on Executive Order

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By George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist (BlackPressUSA.com) – To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have [...]

Let’s Apply Affirmative Action Based on Present-Day Segregation, Not Race

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Sheryll Cashin, TheRoot.com – Despite suggestions to the contrary, Place, Not Race is about finding the best ways for affirmative action programs in admissions to aid students who still face segregation. In his recent case for reparations, The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates offers this startling fact: “Black families making $100,000 typically live in the kinds of [...]

Hip Hop Corner: A Challenge for the Hip Hop Generation

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By Jineea Butler, NNPA Columnist – Lately, Hip Hop news has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds. Meek Mill is beefing with Wale because Wale wasn’t supporting Mill’s current project enough on social media, Dame Dash is blaming Lyor Cohen for the downfall of Rocafella Records, Lil Wayne thanks the world for [...]

Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Probably the Most Racist One Ever

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(TheRoot.com) It looks as though production is under way for Universal Studio’s N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Last month it was announced that former group member Ice Cube is producing the movie with fellow member Dr. Dre and Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright. Director of the film F. Gary Gray described the script as a “dramatic [...]

Chef G. Garvin and Powerhouse Productions Present G. Garvin Live, A One Of A Kind Culinary Experience At The Buckhead Theatre On August 7th

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ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta’s own Chef G. Garvin and his producing partners, Powerhouse Productions are bringing the heat for a special culinary production, G. Garvin Live on Thursday, August 7th, at the historic Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Garvin will serve up his passion for New Southern Cuisine in this one of a kind, full-scale, [...]

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