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STEM Global Action Launches To Advance K-12 Stem Education Across The U.S. And The World

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 6:43 am | National News Releases

SGA cites data showing Blacks, Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Hispanics are 27% of U.S. population, but account for only 11% of the country’s science and engineering workers NEW ORLEANS - Dr. Calvin Mackie today launched STEM Global Action (SGA), ... More >>

Race And Data Discrimination In America

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 7:44 am | National News Releases

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr Today there is a welcomed breath of fresh political air in Washington, DC even amidst the unprecedented spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States. According to the Biden-Harris Administration ... More >>

Trust The Vaccine And Get Your Shot: A Black Physician’s Call To People Of Color

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 7:35 am | National News Releases

By Dr. Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen As a physician of color, I am well aware of the history of scientific experimentation in the African American community. Tuskegee and the Henrietta Lacks experiments were inhumane and inconceivable by any measure. Continued ... More >>

National Leadership Group Salutes Sen. Cory Booker For Introducing Legislation

Saturday, 5 December 2020, 2:41 pm | National News Releases

National Leadership Group Salutes Sen. Cory Booker For Introducing Legislation Establishing The Nation’s First-Ever U.S. Truth, Racial Healing, And Transformation Commission The U.S. Movement for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (USTRHT) Movement ... More >>

The Key To Motivating Young Voters? Young Candidates

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 7:44 am | National News Releases

By Ben Jealous One of the most exciting parts of this year’s Democratic National Convention for me was the keynote speech delivered collectively by a group of young progressive elected officials, many of them Black. They showed us the potential for ... More >>

Why We Must Support Plans For A New Reentry Center In DC

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 6:34 am | National News Releases

By Barrington Salmon Advocates, faith leaders and members of the community in DC have long called for the nation's capital to build a more compassionate, holistic and effective model for providing social services to the men, women and young people ... More >>

As COVID-19 Phase 3 Vaccine Studies Begin, We Must Improve Minority Participation In Clinical Trials

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 8:42 am | National News Releases

Authored by By Dr. Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen The minority community's relationship with the medical and scientific world has not been built upon trust. This is particularly true with African Americans. Brutal and unethical historical practices in medicine ... More >>

Moneywise Financial Empowerment Summit

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:53 am | National News Releases

Historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and the Daniel Payne Community Development Corporation Host 4th Annual Moneywise Financial Empowerment Summit More >>

Encouraging Economic Leadership

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 11:02 am | National News Releases

Op-Ed from William E. Spriggs More >>

Working and Poor in America

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 11:40 am | National News Releases

The furor has not died down over Rep.Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) comments about inner city men and poverty in America. Ryan has agreed to talk with the Congressional Black Caucus about the racial overtones of the comments. Still, a troubling theme in America ... More >>

US: Why Inequality Matters

Monday, 10 February 2014, 12:26 pm | National News Releases

With the Super Bowl just ending, fantasy football fans will have to wait until next season to ponder the success of Russell Wilson. But it turns out there is a fantasy league for economists. So sorry to those of you with Paul Krugman on your team, because ... More >>

Obama At 60th Anniversary Korean War Event

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 3:26 pm | National News Releases

President Barack Obama Recognized Integrated Military Force During Keynote Remarks at 60 th  Anniversary Korean War Event in Washington More >>

Literary Ambassador to America's Children

Friday, 31 May 2013, 2:52 pm | National News Releases

New York, N.Y. - Kwame Alexander, a native New Yorker, is having a coming out party of sorts this week at Book Expo America. He'll be signing galleys of his debut YA novel, He Said/She Said (HarperCollins), attending parties hosted by HarperCollins ... More >>




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