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National HIV Testing, as well as Mental Health Day: Do You Know Your Status?
June 25, 2017
Culturally specific practices, understandings, and languages useful and effective in community engagement. ... read more »
Black Wealth & White Wealth Explained in Less than 2 minutes
June 25, 2017
In this 2 minute animated video Attorney Antonio Moore details the difference between Black Wealth and White wealth in the United States of America. Moore uses several key pieces of data to show the entire way we have come to think about race, wealth, and equal access is wrong. ... read more / watch video »
Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
June 22, 2017
Dr. Kevin answers common questions about sickle cell disease and its impact on the African-American community and provides tips for living with and supporting someone with the disease ... read more »
Trump turns back on a future with Cuba
June 16, 2017
So why would Trump want to revive the failed policies of the past? The reasons range from the petty to the perverse. Trump’s hatred of Obama is apparent. From Obamacare to climate policy to Cuba, he seems intent on overturning whatever Obama did — no matter how great the cost to the American people. ... read more »
Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs
June 15, 2017
UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Ask for Broad Access to Affordable Lending
June 15, 2017
As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace—not abandon—its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. ... read more »
Black Leadership Development’s Checkered History
June 15, 2017
Author Adolph Reed’s book, The Jug and its Con­tents: A Perspective on Black Political Develop­ment raises controversial but provocative questions about Black leadership and the devolving state of the “Black community.” His basic argument is the idea that there is a cohesive Black collectivity or iden­tity is a myth. He attempts to show why this myth was necessary after the Civil War in order to present a semblance of unity. ... read more »
Waging War on the World: Hypocritically Shocked and Awed By Its Consequences
June 15, 2017
There is today a global total war being waged by the U.S., its allies and proxies with no end in sight, no just or honest proposals for peace and no real relief from the war’s devastating effects on the lives and lands of the people who are its targets and victims. ... read more »
HOW MISS USA DERAILED HER HEADLINE
June 15, 2017
“Nuclear Chemist Crowned Miss USA!” That should’ve been the headline. When a 25-year-old scientist from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wins a beauty pageant, it ought to rattle the cages of repressive, sexist stereotypes all around the world. ... read more »
Technology Will Be Key to Mobilizing the Black Vote in 2018
June 14, 2017
More than 100 volunteers sent out over 200,000 text messages urging Black voters in Philadelphia to show up and vote. ... read more »
Remembering and Reflecting on Kwame Ture: Pan-Africanism, Revolution and Cultural Grounding
June 8, 2017
It is our moral obligation, our foremother, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, tells us, “never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over”. And such a sturdy and unbreakable bridge was/is Kwame Ture. So, in the month of June we pay special homage to Kwame Ture (June 29, 1941—November 15, 1998), tall and unwavering tree in the revered forest of Pan-Africanist freedom fighters; tireless unifying organizer of our people in their righteous pursuit of liberation, justice and power over their destiny and daily lives; and honored and all-seasons revolutionary whose permanent posture and signature saying was always “ready for the revolution." ... read more »
Remembering the Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy at 100
June 8, 2017
President Kennedy's national address was not supposed to be delivered. ... read more »
Rescuing Black Males: Rhetoric VS. Reality
June 8, 2017
There are no revelations in the massive stockpile of research on the plight of these young men. ... read more »
Pour Yourself A Cold Glass of Water
June 8, 2017
In Los Angeles County, almost 36% of adults are overweight and nearly 25 percent are obese. ... read more »
Where is Black Political Leadership in America in 2017?
June 2, 2017
No one person or one Black organization will lead 46 million Black folk to the Promised Land. ... read more »
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