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Eliminating Health Disparities—Quality Healthcare for African Americans
July 20, 2016
National Medical Association addresses HIV/AIDS at its 114th Annual Convention ... read more »
Schools Fail Black Students, Why Are We Silent?
July 20, 2016
(The mission of the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA) is to develop a Black united front, which has not happened on a broad or sustained manner since the civil rights era.  ... read more »
Remembering Audacious Black Power: Revisiting the Model and Meaning
July 13, 2016
The Black Freedom Movement culminates in the Black Power Movement which leaves a special legacy of ideas and action worthy of study and emulation of its best thought and practice. Central to this process was the Black Power Conferences which brought the major Black Power organizations, organizers, leaders and advocates together to form a united front, pass resolutions on critical positions, and set in motion projects of enduring value. ... read more »
Dallas Tragedy Debunks Every Anti-Safety Myth Blocking Common Sense Gun Reform
July 13, 2016
One of the more unsettling revelations about the tragedy in Dallas is that the mentally unbalanced gunman was rejected, after a background check, for membership in an extremist group but was legally able to purchase a high-capacity assault rifle. ... read more »
Give consumers their day in court: Hold financial services accountable
July 13, 2016
Poll finds bipartisan support for consumers to challenge finance contracts ... read more »
National Newspaper Publishers Association Calls for Appointment of a Special Federal Prosecutor on Racially Motivated Police Killings in the United States of America
July 13, 2016
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the nation's largest trade association of African American-owned newspapers and media companies, issued an urgent call and demand that President Barack H. Obama and U.S Attorney General Loretta Lynch appoint a Special Federal Prosecutor inthe wake of the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. ... read more »
Funding The Homeless Fight: Let The Voters Decide
July 13, 2016
Faced with what may be the most critical moral, civil rights and social justice issue of our time, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering asking voters to approve a tax to fund the fight against homelessness. ... read more »
IMPACT OF THE NEW JIM CROW IS CAUSE FOR ALARM
July 13, 2016
Print, social and electronic media were saturated with stories of police killing Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Minnesota and the five police officers killed in Dallas by a lone Black man. Will these killings help alleviate America’s race-based violence and trigger long-range action to reduce the problem? ... read more »
Four Lessons Americans Should Learn from the “Brexit” Vote
July 7, 2016
The day after 52 percent of United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common – ...   That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what it was. ... read more »
The Legacies of Mary M. Bethune: Knowledge, Sacrifice, Service and Struggle
July 7, 2016
We cannot move through or pass the month of July without paying homage to our foremother, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ... read more »
The Origin And Persistence Of Black Rage
July 7, 2016
Black lives and Black rage have always mattered, although Black rage is mostly episodic, following egregious affronts to the Black Community such as police repeatedly killing unarmed Black youth. ... read more »
New Momentum on Common Sense Gun Reform
July 6, 2016
“The question before us is, what is this Congress waiting for? Over the last 12 years, gun-related crimes claimed more American lives than AIDS, war, and illegal drug overdoses combined. ... read more »
Civil rights leaders laud plan to help troubled borrowers stay in their homes
July 6, 2016
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program that will help borrowers stay in their homes and support neighborhood recovery. ... read more »
End Mandatory Overtime
July 6, 2016
So you manage an enterprise and your commodity is healthcare service delivery. Your patients are indigent veterans, state prisoners, the forensically mentally ill and disabled. Over many years for various reasons you do not have the personnel to get the job done well. ... read more »


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