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    By Dianne Anderson Be ready to open the door when, not if, the Census comes knocking. But there is a way everyone can avoid that knock. Unlike any other time in history since the Census began, this generation has one advantage. They can fill out their census questionnaires online. The Census Bureau is telling everyone ...
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    A provocative evening of plays exploring the immigration, emigration and migration experience. Welcome to America. The journey to another place is filled with the anticipation of new opportunities, sorrow at leaving and sometimes fear of what’s to come. Written by a culturally diverse group of writers, with equally diverse characters, some of the short plays offer ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Do white people really not know what it means to do the right thing? Some do, and they are calling on others to join them. Mike Tucker, with the Orange County Racial Justice Coalition, said that his group is committed to organizing and taking action. They are currently working with several civil ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Katherine Johnson, the legendary NASA physicist and mathematician whose work played a key role in the early successes of the U.S. space program, passed away at 101 years old on the morning of February 24 in Newport News, Va. Johnson played a pivotal role in helping the U.S. land ...
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    By Hazel Trice Edney and Hamil Harris (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has just made Black History. The presidential candidate who has been running his campaign through television ads and private meetings spent a historic amount of money with Black newspapers. “Of all the presidential candidates in the 2020 election, Mike Bloomberg ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Musical iconoclasts, such as the likes of Armstrong, Ellington, and the Nicholas Brothers, pioneered some of the first beats of the nation’s foundation that the world continues to jam on today. Coming up, the Bowers Museum will bring ragtime fans through the tumultuous rise of jazz, and great performers with their quality ...
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    By Dr. Maulana Karenga Again, so we might remember and raise up, pursue and do the good. We owe this month of meditation, celebration and recommitment to increased study of our history to Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), the founder of Black History Month, who rose up from the evil and debilitating depths of post-Holocaust ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor The U.S. Navy is set to name a new aircraft carrier after World War II hero Doris Miller. Miller was a Mess Attendant 2nd Class from Waco, Texas. The aircraft carrier naming would be the first to be named after an African American. In June of 2016, the ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor The Trump Administration has finalized implementation of new work requirement rules that would cut food stamp benefits for 700,000 Americans. The average food stamp payout is $36 per month. Though the Trump Administration estimates that under 700,000 people will be impacted by their policy changes, the Urban Institute ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Disabled kids, kids of color, those that dress or talk or walk differently than other students usually make easy targets for bullying. Star Simmons should know. Her advocacy for disabled students and parents has spanned decades with the fight for resources that began with her own now grown disabled kids. She said ...