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Take a Risk and Become a Job Creator

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By C. Dwayne West, CEO MG Media – The National Urban League’s Job Report was recently released, and it highlighted the horrible JOB disparities between blacks and other racial groups. The numbers are not surprising if you understand this country and their continued disdain for a begging people. Yep, that’s exactly what I said – […]

Bernard Hoyes’ “Seven Paintings, a Story in Performance” Wows Spectators at LA County’s Ford Amphitheatre

State of Black America 2016 – “Locked Out: Education, Jobs and Justice”

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By Marc Morial, NUL (To Be Equal #17) – As we observe the 40th anniversary of the State of Black America® the similarities of the United States of 1976 and the United States of 2016 are profoundly striking. The nation was recovering from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. According to the report, […]

The State of Black America: Washington Are you Listening?

Author of Brown is the New White, Steve Phillips, Urges Democrats and Progressives to Mobilize Voters of Color or Fall Into the #TrumpTrap

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By Steve Philips – Democrats: You’re Falling Into the #TrumpTrap If we don’t start inspiring and mobilizing voters of color, we are facing a horrifying reality: President Donald Trump MEMORANDUM To: HRC, Democratic Party, Progressive Organizations, Interested Parties From: Steve Phillips Re: Stop Falling Into the Trump Trap The unthinkable has happened: Donald Trump has […]

Open Letter To Tom Joyner RE: Tavis Smiley and Cornell West

C. Dwayne West Commentary: You Can’t Compare Police Shootings of Unarmed Men to Violence by Criminals

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C. Dwayne West / MG Media – I hear silly people comparing the senseless killings of people within select communities with the police shooting of unarmed men or boys, and in some cases, in the back! These silly people ask how can residents complain about law enforcement murdering guilty or innocent people when dysfunctional individuals […]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury’s Failure to Indict Officer Darren Wilson

Defending Democracy in the Fight Against Voter Suppression

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By Marc Morial (To Be Equal #14) New York, NY – In 2013, the Supreme Court stripped the Voting Rights Act of its power to stop states from creating and enforcing laws that would prevent eligible voters from exercising their constitutional right to vote. Under the dark shadow of the newly crippled law, our nation […]

New Report Documents Restrictions Designed to Suppress Voting Among Communities of Color

From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black Women in the Peace Movement

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Some words seem rarely mentioned in this highly toxic political season. We’ve heard about bombs and walls, but very little about peace. One is almost tempted, when some of the candidates are speaking, to burst into song – give peace a chance. In this Women’s History Month, it makes sense to reflect on women and […]

Save a Girl, Save a World National Mentoring Program Launched to Save Lives

Where is Today’s Madame CJ Walker?

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By Julianne Malveaux – Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madame CJ Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands of women as sales agents for her products, and of establishing a beauty […]

From Mary Church Terrell to Barbara Lee: Black Women in the Peace Movement