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National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Spirit of Democracy Honorees Epitomize Diversity, Service and Coalition Building

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Washington, DC – Nearly 300 men, women and children, eight-to-eighty, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, came together for a night filled with eclectic music, humor, historical reflection, and movement building during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) 17th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Red Carpet Affair held at the Sphinx Club in DC [...]

California Realists Seek Solutions to Low African American Homeownership Rates

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Los Angeles, CA –October 14, 2014 – Sounding the alarm about stagnant homeownership rates among African Americans, the California Association of Real Estate Brokers (CAREB) is calling California-based real estate industry professionals, government policy experts, housing advocates and others for a two-day conference, October 16 and 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. The conference, The State [...]

Wickham: Why is Goodell ignoring these black women?

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Washington — In the midst of professional football’s lingering domestic violence scandal, Melanie Campbell is probably the last woman NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to talk to — but she should have been the first. Campbell is the quintessential voice of black women. A tireless advocate for the political, economic and social empowerment of this [...]

Black Women’s Roundtable Urges NFL to “Get it Right” by Adding Black Women Experts to Domestic Violence Advisory Group #NFLGetitRight

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Washington, DC – Expressing absolute agreement with National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell that he “got it wrong,” the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR) held a press conference today to urge the commissioner to take swift action to “get it right,” starting by appointing black women experts in domestic violence and sexual [...]

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”! [...]

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