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Blacks more active on certain social media sites
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Blacks more active on certain social media sites

[caption id="attachment_22225" align="alignleft"]stockvault-office-complex101221stockvault.net[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black and White people have similar rates of Internet use, Black people are slightly more plugged in to certain social media sites, where sharing life’s minutiae is the norm.

Jawanza Kunjufu: Educating girls
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Jawanza Kunjufu: Educating girls

jazelle-girls-picWASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as an educational consultant and author of 33 books has centered on the plight and triumphs of African American boys and men – until now.

Business associations plan to boost spending among Blacks
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Business associations plan to boost spending among Blacks

[caption id="attachment_21091" align="alignleft"]ron-busbyRob Busby seeks to expand spending among Blacks[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black hands.

All students benefit from minority teachers
Education

All students benefit from minority teachers

[caption id="attachment_21013" align="alignleft"]stockvault-students120656stockvault.net[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress.

Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold Medal
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Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold Medal

[caption id="attachment_20957" align="alignleft"]nnpa cra1964 0056(L-R) Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, Bernice King and Lonnie Bunch III accept the Congressional Gold Medal from Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Capitol Hill. (Freddie Allen/NNPA).[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a recent ceremony on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from the United States Senate and House of Representatives celebrated the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel: ‘I’m still standing’
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Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel: ‘I’m still standing’

[caption id="attachment_20774" align="alignleft"]rachel-jeantel-and-roderick-vereenRachel Jeantel and mentor Roderick Vereen.[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents and other supporters that she would.

Maya Angelou opened her life to open our eyes
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Maya Angelou opened her life to open our eyes

[caption id="attachment_20647" align="alignleft"]maya-angelouMaya Angelou (Courtesy of NNPA)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The day before she died, Maya Angelou telephoned Ebony magazine headquarters in Chicago to tell new editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller that she was proud of her. They barely knew each other. Miller knew Angelou mostly through her writings.

Changing attitudes about green living
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Changing attitudes about green living

[caption id="attachment_20569" align="alignleft"]photoxpress 5330119PhotoXpress[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A record-high 356 temperatures were tied or broken across the contiguous United States in 2012, marking the warmest year ever in American history. Over that same period, widespread droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, snowstorms, and superstorms put a nearly $110 billion dent in the economy.

And according to environmental activists, that’s something Blacks should be concerned about.

UNCF: A mind is ‘a wonderful thing to invest in’
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UNCF: A mind is ‘a wonderful thing to invest in’

[caption id="attachment_20128" align="alignleft"]uncf-prez-picUNCF President Michael Lomax deplores changes in parents PLUS loans (NNPA Photo by Jazelle Hunt).[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only “a terrible thing to waste,” but “a wonderful thing to invest in.”

Black male initiative must address structural racism
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Black male initiative must address structural racism

[caption id="attachment_19890" align="alignleft"]obama-brothers-keeperObama Brothers Keeper (NNPA)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative expands educational and work opportunities for young Black and Hispanic males, but fails to address the burdens of structural racism that threaten their lives, the program might not succeed, some community activists believe.

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