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Evangelical group calls Trump admin’s new immigration rule ‘counter-effective,’ ‘short-sighted’

An evangelical humanitarian organization says the Trump administration’s newly announced public charge rule “short-sighted” and “counter-effective.” On Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli announced that a new public charge rule would be implemented to prevent legal immigrants from getting green cards if they rely on food stamps, Medicaid, or other taxpayer-funded services. It is scheduled to …

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Black-Owned Custom LEGO® Subscription Box Aims to Create Global Citizens and Develop Engineering Skills

Seattle, WA — Real Life Bricks, a company created to fill the LEGO® toy diversity gap, is set to offer their Real Life Bricks Playbox – a custom, monthly LEGO® subscription box designed to reflect the diversity of the real world with African American mini-figures. The box will also facilitate social-emotional learning and cultivate engineering skills. In 2018, as a response to LEGO® …

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August Greetings from DC Department of Aging and Community Living

By Laura Newland, Director, Laura Newland, Director, DC Department of Aging and Community Living The DC Commission on Aging recently held their annual retreat where they planned for the upcoming year. The Commission on Aging is a 15-member citizens advisory group appointed by the Mayor “to advise the Mayor, the DC Council, the DC Department of Aging and Community Living …

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Rankin Celebrates 125 Years

By Brianna McAdoo In 2020, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel will celebrate its 125th year of serving as a spiritual, historical and cultural center on Howard University’s campus. Built between the years of 1894 and 1895, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel has served as a pillar of truth, service and a spiritual oasis for students, faculty, staff, alumni, the greater Washington D.C. …

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National Association of Black Journalists Should Help Create African-American News Network

  Luther Campbell | August 7, 2019 Over the next four days, black journalists, media executives, and celebrities will take over the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura for the annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair. The main topic of discussion should be about establishing our own news network that shows African-Americans who …

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Reform Alternative Business Lending Practices to Protect Small-Business Owners

By Rep. Edolphus Towns In my three decades representing parts of New York City in the House of Representatives, expanding economic opportunities for underserved communities was a top priority. That’s why, after I retired from public service, I joined the Board of World Business Lenders, an alternative business lender that provides desperately needed financing for businesses who want to grow …

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BRIAN COURTNEY WILSON ANNOUNCES NEW NATIONAL TOUR

Prolific, singer-songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson announced his JUST B(E) Tour today following an exclusive announcement on Instagram. JUST B(E) will kick off on Friday, August 23 in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage with dates across the country including Charleston, Charlotte, New Orleans, St . Louis, Orlando, Philadelphia and others. This is Wilson’s first North American tour, and will play such venues as Knitting Factory in …

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Kim Scott: From Birmingham to Top of Billboard Charts

By Anita Debro When you sit down to talk to musician Kim Scott, two things stand out: a 100-watt smile that spreads across her face effortlessly, and an often and quiet confidence that says the whirlwind of success she is in right now is exactly where she should be. The classically trained flutist-turned-smooth-jazz-artist recently hit the number-one spot on the …

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Alice Walker: Hometown Celebrates Literary Legend’s 75th Birthday

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Alice Walker, one of the premiere writers of the 20th Century, was honored in July by her hometown of Eatonton, GA for her 75th Birthday (Alice Walker 75). Hundreds of people flocked from all over the country to Walker’s birthplace to celebrate the birthday of the Pulitzer Prize winning author. …

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OP-ED: Black Women Taking on the Fight Against Diabetes

By Linda Goler Blount, MPH, President and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative The cost of insulin is skyrocketing and people—especially Black women—are dying because they cannot afford or don’t have access to vital medication. There is not enough being done to lower the prices of prescription medications that could mean life or death for so many African Americans that depend …

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