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Birmingham’s Perspective on Religious Divides

By Ameera Steward Blacks and whites from around the metro area gathered for a conversation on race and religion at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Monday during the “Bridging Religious Divides: A Local Perspective from Birmingham” event held by the Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB). The program director for the Aspen Institute, …

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Whose lives matter? Our lives matter

  By Michaela Purdue Lovegood ( — Twenty years ago, I was a director of youth programs for a subsidiary organization of the Chicago Housing Authority. I ran after-school, GED and job training programs for Black youth living in the city’s public housing. In the three years that I ran these programs, there were four times when I supported young …

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Karen Carter Richards, CEO/Publisher Houston Forward Times, Seeks NNPA Chair

By Rosetta Miller Perry NASHVILLE, TN — Karen Carter Richards, CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times, is running for the chairmanship of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the country’s largest Black Press advocacy group with more than 200 newspapers. Richards has a long and distinguished journalistic career, and is last year’s winner of the NNPA Publisher of …

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