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Entrepreneurial College Students Pitch Social Innovation Ideas at “Change Agent Tank”

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Dr. Lowery, Gail Nutt, Aaron Turpeau, and Kent Matlock among judges Atlanta, GA – Five entrepreneurial-minded college students will compete for $5000 in the annual “Change Agent Tank” hosted by the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights on Wednesday April 12, 2017 6 – 9 PM. The Change Agents will pitch […]

Civil Rights Icon, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Will Be Honored During DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

Religious Right Stands By Their Man Trump Despite His Constant Displays of Racism, Sexism, Misogyny

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If Donald Trump has done anything, he has snuffed out the Religious Right – By Russell Moore Special To The Washington Post Donald Trump once bragged to radio shock-jock Howard Stern about walking through the dressing rooms of his beauty pageants while contestants were getting dressed. He could do it, he suggested, because he owned […]

Republicans Ignore Black People

How White Georgia Republicans Are Derailing an African-American Candidate

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Without the protections of the Voting Rights Act, local elections are a free-for-all. BYy Spencer Woodman (The Republic) – Gerald Greene, a white Republican from Georgia, has represented the heavily rural, majority-black District 151 in the state House of Representatives for the past three decades. Because, according to Democrats, 151 is the state’s only minority-dominated […]

House Democrats Boo Bernie Sanders in Contentious Meeting

Urban League of Greater Atlanta Joins the Atlanta Citizens Review Board

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Atlanta, GA – President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta (ULGA), Nancy Flake Johnson, recently announced the organization’s membership on the Atlanta Citizens Review Board (ACRB), following a unanimous vote by the Atlanta City Council at its Monday, March 21, 2016 meeting. “We have been working directly with other nonprofits and government […]

Urban League Empowerment Summit Kicks Off with Press Conference (@NatUrbanLeague)

Tavis Smiley Speaks the Truth About the Media Coverage of Trumps Racist Comments

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Radio and TV talk show host, Tavis Smiley, on MSNBC: “What troubles me quite frankly is that we keep talking about… Trump rising in the polls as if somehow this is happening miraculously,” Smiley said.” It’s happening in part because, as your lead-in shows with these now white supremacists supporting him — it’s happening because […]

National Urban League’s Marc Morial Charges Rick Santorum with Racist Pandering

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Sandra Bland Case

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Sioux City, Iowa – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Monday after a grand jury in Texas decided no felony was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in the death of Sandra Bland: “Sandra Bland should not have died while in police custody. There’s no doubt in my mind that she, like […]

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Locked in a Race Too Close to Project