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Digital Boom and Tech Access Fuel Black Entrepreneurship

No different than the impact industry had on America’s business model of the early 20th century, new technological innovations have significantly changed all aspects of business, from the way people consume to how brands engage consumers. “We are on the threshold of a new business paradigm,” said Cheryl Grace, Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community…

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Does Racism Have an Impact on Health?

By K. Barrett Bilali, Miami Times kbbilali@miamitimesonline.com Racism in the health care system continues to confound but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities. One researcher is using his foundation-funded fellowships to dive into the barriers to good health in the Black community, namely…

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National Trust Raises Over $10 Million to Preserve Historic Black Sites

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that one year after the launch of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund the organization has hit a funding milestone, raising more than $10M dollars for this $25M initiative. The Action Fund aims to uplift stories of African American…

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Stacey Abrams Ends Historic Gubernatorial Run

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor The State of Georgia’s Democratic Gubernatorial nominee has ended her historic run for governor in a controversial political race that has captured the attention of the country. In a press conference held today at 5 p.m. at her Kirkwood headquarters, Abrams acknowledged GOP candidate and former Secretary…

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Is the FBI Underreporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The FBI has released its 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since 2016. In 2017 there were 8,493 victims and 6,307 known offenders. By comparison there were 7,509 victims and 5,727 known offenders in 2016, according to the data. “This report…

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Colorado Votes to Abolish Slavery, Finally

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia While many spent last Tuesday and early Wednesday celebrating midterm election wins, Colorado celebrated freedom. With four of the five precincts reporting, slavery in all forms was abolished in the Centennial State. The Secretary of State’s Office said the amendment to Colorado’s Constitution received 65 percent of…

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In Wake of Professor’s Comments, Katherine Johnson is Still Celebrated in Physics

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For many, the words of a senior scientist who said physics “was invented and built by men,” stung. The words earlier this month of Professor Alessandro Strumia, who was suspended from working with the European nuclear research center, Cern, served as a reminder of the great accomplishments…

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The Florida Election and the Ghost of Gore-Bush

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Democrat Andrew Gillum officially withdrew his concession to Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor’s race on Saturday. Gillum’s announcement came after the Secretary of State announced a recount of their race and that of the Florida Senate race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and…

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Part Two of Two-Part Series: Private Facility Offers Clues for Rethinking Stubborn Challenges in U.S. Incarceration

Read Part One By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund has described the U. S. government’s use of for-profit private prisons as “an embarrassing and degrading stain on our democracy.” The organization contends “the maintenance and treatment of those who the state assigns to incarceration is the responsibility of…

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