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Farrakhan: ‘Justice or Else’ rally beginning of a movement

In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for Oct. 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning of the movement.

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Millennial tech society still good ol’ boys club?

Startup culture: A business atmosphere that focuses on creative problem solving and direct leadership-to-staff open communication without middle management.

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STEM mentoring camp for girls

Due to a shortage of 3,000 engineers in the United States, the Department of Defense will have to stop work on certain projects, according to the June 29 issue of Engineering News and Review.

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I'm No Fool: Introducing young minds to African culture, history

I’m No Fool! is an original play based on African folklore. Presented by the Roots for Youth African Children’s Theater, the play presented the Yoruba culture of Africa in the English and Yoruba language and took place from Aug. 14 through Aug. 16 at the Act of Change Inc., Institute of Cultural Arts in Lancaster. The drama was written and directed by local actress Renee Miche’al Jones, founder of Roots for Youth.

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NNPA Foundation elects new board of directors

Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee.

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It’s hard to be what you can’t see

As a new school year starts, many parents are making sure their children have the right supplies from their back-to-school lists and double-checking their courses and schedules. But are we thinking about what books our children are reading? Children of color are now a majority of all public school students and will soon be a majority of all children in America yet children’s books and the publishing industry have failed to keep up with the rainbow of our children’s faces and cultures and needs and the wide variety of their daily experiences.

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Planned attacks on Planned Parenthood

Conservatives are attacking Planned Parenthood so viciously that you would be forgiven if you thought that the organization was running for president as a Democrat.

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The importance of investing in STEM

Throughout my career in Congress, I have been an outspoken proponent of science, technology, engineering and math education. As the current ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, I continue to emphasize the need for investing in STEM education, encouraging our young people to pursue STEM studies, and achieving more diversity in STEM fields.

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TAAACC: All business – all the time!

Two years ago, the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce formalized a relationship with the Texas Publishers Association, the network of Black newspapers across our state.

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#AllVotesMatter: Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965

“Some of the protections that had been enshrined in the Voting Rights Act itself have been weakened as a consequence of court decisions and interpretations of the law. State legislatures have instituted procedures and practices that, although on the surface may appear neutral, have the effect of discouraging people from voting…And if, in fact, those practices, those trends, those tendencies are allowed to continue unanswered, then over time the hard-won battles of 50 years ago erode, and our democracy erodes.” – President Barack Obama, August 6, 2015

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Trump favors constructing a police state

At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the U.S. into a police state.

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Study finds cataract surgery leaves patients satisfied

By 2030, 38 million Americans will suffer from cataracts, a number that will increase to 50 million by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The most common treatment for cataracts is surgery, and new research suggests its benefits are strong.

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Poverty possibly linked to mental development

While research has long linked lower incomes with lower scholastic achievement among children, a new study, Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement published in the current issue of JAMA Pediatrics, found that poverty may also have a measureable impact on a child’s biology, fueling that achievement gap.

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Black designer lights up General Motors

If you’re driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin Davis, a talented, young African American designer who works for General Motors.

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College Bound: Make your personal space pop

Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies. From cozy bedding to help you catch your zzzz’s to the right technology for cramming to storage space that makes the most of your cramped quarters, show your smarts by decking out your living space right so you can turn your attention to hitting the books and having some fun.

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The Dallas Examiner awarded for Excellence

Passion, dedication and commitment are all words that describe The Dallas Examiner, its publisher Mollie F. Belt and staff writer Mike McGee. Both were honored in 2015 for their work and excellence in journalism.

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Sharpen students’ minds for back to school

After the first school bell rings, parents may have experienced a sense of déjà vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer brain drain” – when students lose skills they mastered the previous year.

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Boosting Child Tax Credit could help reduce poverty

Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent.

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Christian Taylor: The killing of another unarmed Black male

The Arlington Police responded to a suspected burglary call on Aug. 7 around 1 a.m. that resulted in the fatal shooting of unarmed African American Christian Taylor at the Classic Buick dealership located near I–20 near Collins Road. Officer-in-training Brad Miller fired upon Taylor after he allegedly charged at officers once they entered the building.

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Julian Bond praised for unselfish devotion to human rights

Julian Bond, a founding member and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, is being praised for his lifelong human rights contributions by people ranging from President Obama and his former civil rights colleagues to ordinary people who have benefited from his courage and advocacy.

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