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No one’s talking about how black businesses are powering Detroit’s resurgence

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post under the title, “Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit’s Resurgence, But No One’s Talking About It.” By: Kate Abby-Lambertz Detroit will mark the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing this Friday, and across the country,people are watching the city to see how it has survived the upheaval.

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Justice for Renisha: Why Renisha McBride’s Case Makes Me Wanna Holla

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post under the title, “Why Renisha McBride’s Case Makes Me Wanna Holla.” It was written by Debbie Hines Trial Attorney, Former Prosecutor and Founder, LegalSpeaks.com. By: Debbie Hines As a former prosecutor, I’d like to think that justice will prevail for Renisha McBride who was seeking help following […]

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Why more people need to know about the Supreme Courts decision regarding elections

The following post was originally published on NewsOne under the title, “According to the Supreme Court Elections Are Indeed For Sale.”  By: Janaye Ingram Why more people need to know about the Supreme Court’s recent decision that will allow unlimited money to be poured into elections and what we can do to address it.

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Why Blacks should care about pro-Israeli media bias

The following post originally appeared on NewsOne under the title, “Why African Americans Should Care About Pro-Israeli Media Bias.” It was written by Michael Arceneaux. By: Michael Arceneaux The interesting thing about the notion of “liberal media bias” is that it’s based on the idea that huge media conglomerates would align themselves with liberal principles for […]

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Black people must stand firm with Palestine

The following post originally appeared on EBONY under the title, “Why Black People Must Stand With Palestine.” By: Kristian Davis Two years ago, a viral video emerged of a Palestinian alumnus named Fadi Quran being pepper sprayed and arrested while nonviolently protesting in the West Bank. As a journalist for The Stanford Daily, I had the opportunity to cover […]

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Scholarship coach shares how she graduated with no debt and $10,000 refund

The following post originally appears on the Huffington Post as part of its Money Mic series. It was written by Shanice Miller, author of “How to Graduate College Debt-Free with Money in the Bank.” By: Shanice Miller The first time I ever heard about student loan debt was in 2007. I was a high school senior […]

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I’m afraid of dying like Eric Garner

The following piece originally appeared on The Root. It was written by Jean McGianni Celestin, and appears under the title of, “I’m Terrified of Dying Like Eric Garner.” By: Jean McGianni Celestin When video footage of a California highway patrolman pummeling a defenseless 51-year-old black woman named Marlene Pinnock surfaced on July 1, it sent shock waves throughout many […]

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A list of unarmed black men and boys killed by law enforcement

The death of a New York man who died after being placed in a chokehold by members of the New York Police Department has once again reminded us of the injustice that plagues African Americans. Here’s a list of unarmed black men and boys who lost their lives at the hands of police as published […]

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No more excuses: Let’s close the achievement gap

The following post was written by Roger Madison. It originally appears on Black Star Journal, under the title of , “Let’s Close the Achievement Gap: No More Excuses.” By: Roger Madison I am tired of listening to excuses. I am quite frankly puzzled by the growing achievement gaps in testing results that we read about […]

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BYP100′s Charlene Carruthers talks liberation with EBONY

The following post originally appears on EBONY, and was written by Ugi Ugwuomo. It’s original title is, “Charlene Carruthers of the Black Youth Project on Liberation.” By: Ugi Ugwuomo The Freedom Side - a collective of young leaders comprised of members of the Dream Defenders, United We Dream, Young People’s Project and nearly two-dozen other organizations […]

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