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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Vetting the Victim 
June 1, 2017
The legal system in our country provides that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty- that presumption is even stronger if that criminal defendant is a police officer accused of excessive force. ... read more »
President Trump’s Cruel War on Children
June 1, 2017
Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, “A New Foundation for America’s Greatness,” radically does the opposite. This immoral budget declares war on America’s children, our most vulnerable group, and the foundation of our nation’s current and future economic, military and leadership security. ... read more »
The Topic of Mental Health Cannot Be Tabled
May 31, 2017
According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being ... read more »
Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act
May 25, 2017
High poverty school districts are often overwhelmed by the external consequences of poverty that distract students from learning and prevent effective classroom instruction. ... read more »
Weapon of Mass Deception: Shut Down Trump’s Sham Voting Fraud Commission
May 25, 2017
Throughout his campaign, President Trump trumpeted the baseless claim that our nation's elections are riddled with voter fraud. He has repeatedly blamed his gaping three million plus-popular vote deficit on a phantom horde of illegal voters. He complained, without evidence and unfairly maligned wide swaths of communities. ... read more »
President Trump Wages War on Obama’s Legacy in First 100 Days
May 18, 2017
There was the proposed massive budget cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the incessant rhetoric about a rise in crime in the nation, that lacked evidence to back it up; the threats of a renewed war on drugs. ... read more »
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