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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 […]

Black voters to the rescue, again?

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 […]

Donald Trump Flips on Immigration: Trump Follows President Obama’s Lead Now Supporting POTUS Position to Give Illegal Immigrants a Path to Citizenship

Young Black Men Killed by US Police at Highest Rate in Year of 1,134 Deaths

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The Guardian – Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015, according to the findings of a Guardian study that recorded a final tally of 1,134 deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers this year. Despite making up only 2% of the total […]

President Obama Urges Black Lives Matter Protesters to Move Beyond Yelling and Engage if they Want Change

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 […]

It’s Becoming Very Clear the Support of Black Voters, Especially Black Women is the Key to a Hillary Clinton Win

Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu Among Honorees During Global Transformers Gala: Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Other Civil Rights Preachers

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The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) will host its inaugural Global Transformers Gala 2015 to honor global political, civic and spiritual icons whose life’s work and leadership – inspired by their faith – addressed societal ills, influenced nations, and transformed societies across the globe. The formal dinner and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, December […]

VIDEO: Ambassador Andrew Young Speaks on Herman Cain

The National Council of Negro Women Launches Visionary Strategy Declaring “A New Agenda For A New Age”

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Washington, DC – In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) revealed a “new agenda for a new age,” vowing to take urgent action around education, health, economic empowerment and public policy in an effort to build a stronger Black America. During welcome remarks at the 14th annual Uncommon Height […]

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