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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media The NAACP commissioned millennial and minority-owned public opinion research company HIT Strategies to analyze Black voter engagement and explore trends and devise strategies to reach voters on the issues that they care about.  They found that Black voters are far from being a monolith – though they have many ...
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    By Dianne Anderson One way for Black students to beat social isolation at predominantly white colleges is the opposite of standing far off from the center of attention. Misty Levingston, recently appointed director of Black Excellence and Achievement at Chapman University, said one of her first moves toward diversity awareness was pulling together Black students ...
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    New EPA National Office By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent For the better part of a month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. traveled back and forth to North Carolina. Chavis helped spearhead plans and events in observance of the 40th anniversary of the Warren County ...
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    By Solomon O. Smith California Black Media As part of a broad civic education initiative, High School Voters Registration Week, California Secretary of State Shirley Nash Weber has been traveling across the state encouraging young people to register to vote. High School Voter Registration Week occurs in the last weeks of April and September and ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The nine member California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans convened in Los Angeles at the California Science Center for its tenth meeting on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. The meeting opened with comments from the public with speakers passionately delivering their views ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black men are being called to man up for an upcoming life-saving prostate health awareness event where they can freely ask – or anonymously write down – what’s stopping them from getting tested. This time around, no women are allowed. Rev. Gary McKinney said that before COVID-19, they averaged about 50 to ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The Divine 9, the historically Black fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council led by Phi Beta Sigma, are joining forces to save the lives of Black women. In a news release, the influential organization said it would launch “Tell Somebody,” a public service campaign emphasizing the profoundly disproportionate ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent For the first time, research has revealed tangible evidence demonstrating how decades of systemic inequities in mental healthcare have yielded significantly worse outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, marginalized and under-resourced populations. Released on Sept. 7 by Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Word on the street is that the homeless may not be able to afford an apartment, but they might be able to afford a self-storage unit to live in. It’s not so far-fetched, but unlikely safe and hard to get at the real numbers. The homeless are stealthy. As hot as it’s ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Whatever the health equity category, the Black community continues at two to three times more likely to die than whites, which is prompting more research to show that it’s not by accident, but more by design. Disparities across healthcare for Black patients over the decades is not an unfamiliar conversation for Dr. ...