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Black/Brown Unity In Changing America

The DuSable Museum of African American History has joined forces with the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (NMPRAC), to present the first-ever timely and provocative panel discussion, Straight Talk: Black/ Brown Unity in a Changing America. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the DuSable Museum, 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago.

Give Communities of Color A Voice in Reshaping Education

For the first time in our nation’s history, the majority of students in public schools are students of color. But in most places, communities of color still have little meaningful say in how their states manage and resource education. As a result, too many students in this new majority are in overcrowded classes and inadequate facilities where teachers are overworked, underpaid and stuck with a curriculum that lacks rigor and relevance.

CI Builds Official APP for Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Clearly Innovative (CI), one of the Washington area’s leading digital and business solutions companies, built and launched the official mobile App for the Smithsonian’s’ new National Museum of African- American History and Culture (NMAAHC) that opened Saturday, September 24, 2016. The App contains features to provide information about the museum.


The Community Healing Network (CHN) will host Valuing Black Lives 2016: The Second Annual Global Emotional Emancipation Summit on September 15th -16th in Washington, DC. According to a Valuing Black Lives press release, the summit will bring together Black grassroots activists from around the world as well as representatives of national and international organizations to develop strategies that overturn the root causes of the devaluing of Black lives.

July Unemployment Numbers Unchanged at 4.9%; Voter Participation Will Help Determine Future Stats

The Chicago Urban League’s Workforce Development Director Andrew Wells recently issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) July 2016 jobs report:

Protesters demand arrest of police who shot and killed Alton Sterling

Whether it was a gathering of 300 in front of the Triple S convenience store, small groups of 50 meeting at area churches, nearly 400 at city hall, dozens painting signs at LSU, or a thousand marching through downtown, Baton Rouge residents and visitors are protesting the death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, who was shot by Baton Rouge police officers on July 5.

Where Do We Go From Here?

The nation is at a breaking point.

50 Years later, community leaders commemorate Dr. King’s 1966 March By Monique Smith

In 1965, 44 civil rights organizations fighting to end slums and poor living conditions for blacks collectively known as the Chicago Freedom Movement invited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to come to Chicago.

Armstrong Williams: Giving Back to the Industry He Loves

(NewsUSA) - There’s something to be said for the media gurus who immerse themselves in the whole industry.

Raising Healthier Kids Takes A Village

According to letsmove. gov, over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children are overweight or obese.

Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile to give Keynote at 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

The MGM Resorts Foundation is pleased to announce Donna Brazile as a keynote speaker at the 10th annual Women’s Leadership Conference.

My brother’s keepers

Data shows that boys and young men of color, regardless of socio-economic background, are disproportionately at risk throughout the journey from their youngest years to college and career.

The Africa Channel Recognizes Acts of Human Kindness

The Africa Channel (TAC) announced recently the launch of the Ubuntu Awards.

President Obama calls for common-sense steps that could reduce gun violence after deadly attack in Orlando

In a speech delivered last week following the deadly attack in Orlando, President Barack Obama called for common-sense steps that could reduce gun violence

We Are Charleston, A Comprehensive Account Of Last Summer’s Tragic Events At South Carolina’s Mother Emanuel Church, Now Available

We Are Charleston – a multilayered exploration of the tragic events experienced by South Carolina’s famed Mother Emanuel Church last summer – has been released through the W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson.