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2018 National Essay Contest on the Film “DROP” for Youth,  Ages 12-18 years Cash Prizes for Winners!
September 20, 2018
The DROP Essay Contest is part of the annual 2018 Week of Positive Change, Non-Violence and Opportunities, October 13-21, 2018. In a joint statement, BW4PC National co-chairs Dr. Stephanie Myers and Daun S. Hester stated, "We must convince youth that dropping out of school is a pipeline to prison and violence. They must stay in school and earn their high school diploma or GED to prepare for success." ... read more »
Breaking the Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling
September 14, 2018
In the 240-year history of the United States, four African American men have presided as the chief executive of a state or commonwealth. Only two were elected in their own right – Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, in 2006, and Douglas Wilder of Virginia, in 1989. David Paterson of New York was elevated to the office upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer in 2008 ... read more »
Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Primary, Could Become Florida’s First African American Governor
August 31, 2018
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum upset a crowded field of well-funded candidates in Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, a step away from becoming the state's first black governor. His surprise victory sets up a November showdown with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, a favorite of President Donald Trump. ... read more »
Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs
August 16, 2018
Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity'' and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015. ... read more »
JUUL Labs Offers New Device to Help Smokers Monitor, Change Their Habits
August 9, 2018
Company also Launches Education Efforts to Combat Underage Use. ... read more »
Black Panther Party Co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard dies
July 26, 2018
Friends and family described Howard as a "gentle giant'' who could paint in words what a jazz song was saying. Howard was an author, volunteer jazz disc jockey, author, lecturer and activist in Sonoma County, where he later made his home. ... read more »
State AGs to DeVos: Work with, Not Against, State Law Enforcement
July 26, 2018
Starting last summer, student loan servicers like Navient have been lobbying DeVos to shield them from liability for their practices. And it’s worked. Despite objections from a bi-partisan group of Attorneys General (AGs), the National Association of Governors, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, DeVos and the Department of Education have increasingly made it more difficult for state and federal law enforcement agencies to do their jobs by retracting information sharing agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and instructing servicers not share student loan information with state law enforcement and banking supervisors. ... read more »
Sen. Sanders endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland governor
July 20, 2017
Sanders says Jealous has had a lifetime of courageous activism and can speak to every community. ... read more »
Ben Jealous Confirms Run for Maryland Governorship  
June 1, 2017
Former NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, also former Black press executive, is now launching a political career. ... read more »
The Descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney Meet
March 15, 2017
Charlie Taney read some of the words that his great-great-grand uncle, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, wrote in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision 160 years ago ... read more »
2nd suspect in Maryland school shooting gets year in jail
January 14, 2016
In this photo provided by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Chandler Davenport is shown in a police booking photo on March 20, 2015, in Frederick, Md. ... read more »
Local Business, Others Wary of Federal Shutdown
September 16, 2015
the manager at City View Bar & Grill in Woodlawn, Md., is concerned that he, the cooks, the waiters and other workers at the popular restaurant will soon be facing a repeat of 2013 when business at the eatery dried up dramatically following the first government shutdown in 17 years. ... read more »
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