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Congresswoman Karen Bass Elected Next Chair of the CBC

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37) was elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 116th Congress. Congresswoman Bass will be the 26th chair of the CBC, and the eighth woman to hold the position. “From her days in the California General Assembly where she became the first African-American woman in U.S. history to lead a state legislative body, to …

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The Dallas Entrepreneur Center was Awarded a $200,000 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Grant at the DEC@REDBIRD Grand Opening

DALLAS, TX – The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps entrepreneurs start, build and grow their businesses, was awarded $200,000 grant from Bank of America at its newest location, The DEC @ Redbird at Southwest Center Mall in Oak Cliff. The grant will provide the DEC with leadership, flexible funding and peer networking tools to help emerging startups …

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DCPS Students Throw Down in Kitchen Through National Culinary Arts Program

By Lenore T. Adkins, AFRO Contributor Taahir Kelly may be a track star at Roosevelt High School, but nothing makes his face light up more than when he’s talking about all the cooking he’s done at the school through his culinary arts classes. The high school senior is just one of 300 kids from the D.C. Public Schools enrolled in ProStart, …

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Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III Voted Citizen of the Year

By Tribune Staff NASHVILLE, TN — Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III has been voted Citizen of the Year by the Nashville, Tennessee Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated as part of its Annual International Achievement Week Celebration. The Citizen of the Year is selected from individuals nominated for their unique and outstanding contributions to the welfare of mankind …

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Audrey DuBois Harris Brings Joy To The World

World-renowned classical artist Audrey DuBois Harris is set to release her first full-length holiday collection with JOY TO THE WORLD! A Christmas Celebration Friday, November 23, 2018, on her imprint, Noble World Records. The album consists of ten Christmas favorites with one bonus track, all arranged and produced by DuBois Harris. Each song specifically celebrates the birth of Christ, with unique arrangements spanning Classical, …

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COMPUTER SCIENCE PH.D/PROFESSOR HELPS BLACK WOMEN BECOME UNAPOLOGETICALLY DOPE IN TECH

Charlotte, NC  — Black women and girls, who are grossly underrepresented in tech degrees and careers, now have a blueprint for successfully navigating the field. In Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field, Dr. Nicki Washington provides candid advice on not only excelling in this diversity-starved field, but also remaining one’s most authentic self …

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Be Keenly Aware, Be Ready and Be Thankful

I am sobered by the reality that I have not voiced my Affirmations, recently. It has been more than two weeks since I said; “My faith enables me to leap over walls of limitation. I attract beauty, Joy and Abundance into my life. I choose harmony and peace in all of my relationships. Today, I remember to savor each and …

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KIRK FRANKLIN, SNOOP DOGG-SOUL TRAIN AWARDS NOMINATIONS-RCA INSPIRATION

Nashville, TN – RCA Inspiration celebrates two nominations for the 2018 Soul Train Awards, with gospel icon Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) and hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg (All The Time Entertainment/RCA Inspiration) getting nominated in the category of Best Gospel/Inspirational Award. Kirk Franklin and Snoop Dogg are both previous Soul Train Award winners, while this marks the first nomination in the Gospel/Inspirational category for Snoop Dogg, who released his first gospel project, Snoop …

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Salutes Veterans & Military Families

LOS ANGELES – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) expressed her appreciation for the patriotic service and courageous sacrifice of veterans, servicemembers, and military families as she participated in several Veterans Day events across the 43rd Congressional District. “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to millions of courageous veterans and military families in California’s 43rd District and across the country,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters. “Our veterans …

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A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize the fallen soldiers during World War I, yet now the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must decide whether the emblem is simply a monument or a challenge to the Constitutional mandate of separation …

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