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America’s current civil rights climate the most dangerous in decades, activists, lawmakers say

April 28, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is joined by members of the Congressional Black Caucus at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, 2008.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) By Jane Kennedy In a wide-ranging discussion among lawmakers, activists, policy experts and former Obama administration officials about the state of civil rights in the Trump administration, on…

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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrates legacies of MLK, alumnus William King

April 28, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  2017 PCOM/SNMA Award recipients  (Photo courtesy: PCOM) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM) Office of Diversity and Compliance and chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) held its third annual awards dinner and ceremony on Friday, April 21. Titled “The Dream Meets Tomorrow’s Leaders,” the event was held to honor students, alumni,…

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African bicycle contribution foundation distributes free bamboo bikes to transportation-dependent Ghanaians

April 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bernice Dapaah (center, white t-shirt), CEO and founder of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI), the Kumasi-based manufacturer of the bamboo bikes, poses playfully with student recipients, at the African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) event, at the Drobonso SDA basic schools, in the Ashanti Region. Sekyere Afram Plains District, Ghana-During  a bicycle distribution event…

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Online store sees surge of African Pride in the Age of Trump

April 7, 2017

Afrocentric products featured on Nationwide — Roberta Holmes, entrepreneur and founder of, was a bit surprised about the surge she saw in website traffic after the election of Donald Trump. Her online store just opened in October. Of course Holmes hoped for good results, but knew she was starting a bit late…

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Guest Commentary: Let’s hear it for the ladies!

March 24, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Maggie Lena Walker,  Ida B. Wells Barnett, and Maria Stewart By James Clingman “Do you ask what we can do?  Unite and build a store of your own.  Do you ask where is the money?  We have spent more than enough for nonsense.” – Maria Stewart “When it comes to success the…

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The annual Schomburg Symposium answers questions about Blacks, inclusion in sports

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Chicago American Giants Negro League Baseball team in 1919. By Arlene Edmonds Correspondent Racial integration often comes with a price. This is particularly true in the world of professional sports. One could ask what if African American athletes never left the old Negro League Baseball. Could they have increased their audience popularity…

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Little known museum challenges visitors to remember brutal past and push forward

March 3, 2017

By Kendall Alexander @SteezieKBreezie Philosopher and essayist George Santayana is noted for penning the now cliche mantra, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  In an era where the political and socio-economic climate is at a bubbling point soon to boil over, these words couldn’t ring out more factually.  While it…

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