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corporate diversity

‘For Investors’ Benefit, Companies Must Be More Inclusive,’ Says Rep. Meeks

Every few weeks, my constituents in New York invest large swaths of their paychecks into…

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Farewell

Obama Responds to Trump’s Decision to Exit the Paris Climate Agreement

Obama remains hopeful, even as Trump unravels the historic deal that combats global warming and climate change

Shortly after Trump’s announcement about the Paris Climate Agreement, Obama released a statement calling on…

By Selena Hill

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#ImpeachTrumpNow

Black Celebs and Leaders Calling to #ImpeachTrumpNow

The resistance is increasing in strength, as more are demanding to #ImpeachTrumpNow on Twitter and Instagram

Cries from the left to #ImpreachTrump have only gotten louder. Here are a few black…

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The Big Question for Trump’s Tax Cut Plan: How Will the Tab Be Covered?

While Trump's proposed plan for tax reform does have the potential to aid the economic development of small businesses, exactly how these cuts will be paid for still remains unclear

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If approved, President Trump’s tax cut plan could bear an eye-popping price tag.…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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100 days

President Trump’s 100 Days of Racism, Incompetence, and Failure

In my opinion, President Trump gets an "F"

After branding himself as the “ultimate negotiator,” President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office…

By Stanley Fritz

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innovation

Can Democrats Stay Angry — and Get Smart About Capitalizing on Trump’s Innovation Gap?

Democrats need to shout about Obama's innovation leadership

At the core of President Obama’s vision was affordable higher education that emphasized STEM fields,…

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bill

New Bill Aims to Boost Diversity and Black Broadcast Station Ownership

G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, is sponsoring the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2017, which could increase ownership prospects for minorities and women in the broadcasting industry, should it become a law.

Rep. G.K. Butterfield is pushing for a bill that could increase the number of African…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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bill

New Bill Could Double the Number of Investors for Startups

Find out about the potential impact of this bill on small businesses and startups, should it become a law

“This bill will mean that businesses that have traditionally struggled to secure capital will have…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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policy

How One Atlanta Company Uses Tech to Connect People With Policy

Dar'shun Kendrick, who represents the 93rd district of the Georgia House of Representatives, interviews Horace Williams, founder of Empowrd Apps, about ways to leverage tech to increase community engagement in the political process

Meet Horace Williams, a young man using technology to connect everyday citizens to policies and…

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nuclear option

Nuclear Option: Contemporary Ideological Warfare

Senate Republicans have gone nuclear, but what will this really mean?

Republicans invoked the nuclear option to advance Trump’s nominee by taking two votes. So, why…

By John Burnett

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education regulations

Trump Overturns Education Regulations

Cuts state accountability and funds for teacher training

During his campaign he promised to undo much of President Obama’s legacy. And just as…

By Robin White Goode

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Valerie Jarrett

Former Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett is Elected to Ariel Investments Board

The longest-serving senior adviser to President Obama has been elected to sit on the board of the multibillion-dollar firm

Ariel Investments, LLC, announced that Valerie Jarrett, a former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama,…

By Selena Hill

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Internet Privacy

Senate Republicans Kill Internet Privacy Requirements

Senate says Americans already have enough internet privacy, no need for further regulations

The issue is highly contested and split down party lines. Republicans and conservatives at the…

By Samara Lynn

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Neil Gorsuch

NUL Pres. Marc Morial Says Neil Gorsuch Does Not Deserve to Serve on SCOTUS

The National Urban League president says Gorsuch has failed to demonstrate respect for the importance of protecting the civil rights

National Urban League President Marc Morial released a statement declaring that Neil Gorsuch does not…

By Selena Hill

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MBDA

MBDA Would be Abolished if Trump Budget Cuts Supported

$32 million would be cut from the MBDA under the Trump administration budget blueprint for 2018

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a federal program that has supported small minority businesses…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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budget proposal

We Will All Suffer From Trump’s Budget Proposal

See who wins and loses in Trump's budget proposal

Trump’s budget proposal aims to redirect billions of dollars currently being used to help the…

By Selena Hill

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AmeriCorps

Trump Budget Proposal Threatens AmeriCorps Program

Corps members play a crucial supporting role in schools

Some AmeriCorps members work directly in schools, however, making a difference in the lives of…

By Robin White Goode

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Trumpcare

Trumpcare is the Antithesis of Affordable Healthcare

Unaffordable, unhealthy, and uninsured. Here's an objective breakdown of Trump's American Health Care Act

Trumpcare is anti-affordable coverage. Everything about it makes it harder and more expensive for poor…

By Stanley Fritz

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Trump ban

Trump Ban Fallout: The Rise in Deportation Scams

If parents being separated from children isn't sad enough, undocumented immigrants are also being preyed upon by scammers

In the aftermath of being scammed, undocumented immigrants often have little or no recourse to…

By Samara Lynn

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Ben Carson

Ben Carson Confuses Slaves for ‘Immigrants’

Another major gaffe on race from the Trump administration

On Monday, Ben Carson referred to African slaves brought to American as “immigrants” who were…

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How To

change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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