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To Fight Poverty, Communities of Color Need an Increased Minimum Wage #HispanicHeritageMonth

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By Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (ReMarcs Newsletter)- New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week paints an alarming picture for communities of color; the rates of poverty for Black and Latino communities remain disproportionately high. In fact, about one out of four people in both communities lives in poverty. While [...]

Janet Hubert Speaks to Black Women’s Roundtable – 24 Years after Fresh Prince

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Open Letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell From Black Women’s Roundtable

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Members of the Black Women’s Roundtable, an intergenerational network of women leaders representing Black women and girls from across the country, wrote an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to request an emergency meeting. The letter follows. Dear Mr. Goodell, We, the undersigned members of the Black Women’s Roundtable, an intergenerational network of women [...]

Inspirational Keyboardist Isha Love Pours “Jars of Waters” with New Solo Piano Release

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Los Angeles – When the fingers of Isha Love glide across the piano, a dazzling cascade of melody rushes forth spraying the atmosphere like the mist from a waterfall. “Jars of Waters,” her new offering, is a fluid tapestry of 14 luscious piano solos that pour sweet liquid libations for the soul. With ten gospel-tinged [...]

Black colleges deserve a spot in the green schools rankings

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The Cool Schools of 2014 list in this month’s issue of Sierra magazine ranks the institutions of higher learning with the greenest policies and practices. There are 173 schools on the list. Not one of them is a historically black college or university (HBCU). Princeton does the Sierra Club one better, literally: Of the 332 [...]

Thinkers in #Ferguson – The Gantt Report

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By Lucius Gantt – I have no idea why but many Gantt Report readers have asked me what I think about events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. Well, I think if you’re a Black teenager, a Black woman or a Black man wherever you are, no matter what city you’re in you are in “Ferguson”! [...]

#Ferguson and Gaza-Awakening a Sleeping Giant?

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By Felicia M Davis (@feliciamdavis or fmd@dogonvillage.com )-Last night I went to sleep pleased that my daughter, a mature Howard University student, traveled to Ferguson to stand for justice. She arrived safely with four friends and attended what she referred to as the usual “Negro Church Rally”—talking, singing then marching. Later that night, and long [...]

Sustainability Study Reveals Green Revolution Blooming at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Atlanta, GA – The 2014 HBCU Green Report released today provides clear evidence that there is significant activity underway on historically black colleges and university (HBCU) campuses to promote sustainable living and adopt energy efficient practices despite their absence in major national green surveys. A collaborative project of the Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark [...]

The 21st Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Crowns a Queen!

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Los Angeles – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (LMAA) successfully celebrated its 21st year and crowned Miyae Folkes, age 12, as its new queen. Actresses Laila Ali and Meagan Good hosted, joining Dawnn Lewis who served as the mistress of ceremonies, as little misses ages six to 12, competed for scholarships and prizes. [...]

Actress Janet Hubert Visits Orlando to Mobilize Women to Vote During Black Women’s Roundtable “Don’t Count Us Out Tour”

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Orlando, FL – From dangerous Stand Your Ground laws to voter suppression schemes, the state of Florida is known for a host of issues that negatively impact the quality of life for citizens in communities of color. Actress, producer and activist, Janet Hubert, will talk about the importance of voting to combat unjust laws and [...]

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