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    Black Girls Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls, Georgetown Law Research Finds

    First study focused on “adultification” of black girls shows significant bias toward girls starting at age 5, younger than in previous research on black boys A groundbreaking study released today by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality finds that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, especially in the age range of 5-14. The study, detailed in the new report, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, is the first of […]

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  • Ministers March for Justice – August 28, 2017

    Ministers March for Justice – August 28, 2017

    MINISTERS MARCH FOR JUSTICE The Department of Justice and the current Administration are undermining Dr. King’s Dream. We are marching to reaffirm that religious leaders will recommit to being at the forefront of social justice and civil rights. As Dr. King marched for 54 years ago, we are still marching for: Voting Rights Healthcare Criminal Justice Reform Economic Justice On Monday August 28th, 2017, we are calling on all religious leaders to join us in Washington, DC for the Ministers’ […]

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  • OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE VIRGINIA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP

    OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE VIRGINIA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP

    The presidents of the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP, and the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP have issued the following joint statement regarding the senseless racist hate rally, violence and loss of life in Charlottesville, Virginia: “As people can see now very clearly, not voting has consequences,” stated Janette Martin, president of the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP. “On numerous occasions the city of Charlottesville has spent thousands of dollars to support KKK rallies – and city merchants have expressed their dissatisfaction with the loss […]

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  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Examines How to Undo the “Whiteness” of Tech’s Racial History

    IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Examines How to Undo the “Whiteness” of Tech’s Racial History

    On the heels of the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (Annals), published by the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), takes an in-depth look at how black scientists suffer “almost complete invisibility in most of the history of computing literature.”  Photo published in the IEEE Computer Society’s Annals of the History of Computing, January-March 2017 issue, features the Wayne County Commission, 1962; from Burroughs Corporation Records and Photograph Collection, 1946-1963, held at Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota. Published […]

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  • Sojourner Truth Graces Tailfin of Norwegian’s Newest Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

    Sojourner Truth Graces Tailfin of Norwegian’s Newest Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

    – The activist and abolitionist is the airline’s first American female and first black tailfin hero – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost, Long Haul Airline and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline, today announced its first black and first American female tailfin hero, Sojourner Truth. The image of the notable abolitionist and activist will be featured on the tailfin of the airline’s next Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The Sojourner Truth aircraft, the second in the airline’s American hero series, will take […]

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  • Angeleno Ashley Derby named as local franchise owner

    Angeleno Ashley Derby named as local franchise owner

      Chick-fil-A, Inc. confirmed that its first Downtown Los Angeles location is on the way. The 6,500 square-foot restaurant will be located at 660 South Figueroa Street and will occupy a two-story space on basement and street levels. Designed and built to fit into the vibrant environment of Downtown Los Angeles, the restaurant will feature dining room seating for 80 and a community table for large gatherings. Los Angeles resident Ashley Derby was selected as the local franchise owner of […]

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  • Hollywood sticks to the script: Films aren’t more inclusive, despite a decade of advocacy

    Hollywood sticks to the script: Films aren’t more inclusive, despite a decade of advocacy

    New USC Annenberg report examines representation of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBT status, and disability across 900 popular movies from 2007 to 2016 According to Professor Stacy L. Smith, author of a new study on inclusion in 900 top movies of the last decade, “Privilege still speaks, as white, straight, able-bodied men remain the norm on screen in film.” The report “Inequality in 900 Popular Films,” released, from Smith and the Media, Diversity & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at USC Annenberg, reveals […]

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  • New NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Missouri boycott, future of NAACP at NPC Headliners Luncheon, Aug. 29

    New NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Missouri boycott, future of NAACP at NPC Headliners Luncheon, Aug. 29

    New NAACP President Derrick Johnson will address the future of the NAACP at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Johnson, a longstanding leader of the NAACP, assumed the interim presidency in July and is tasked with leading the organization through a period of “re-envisioning and reinvigoration,” the organization said in its announcement of Johnson’s new post. The NAACP recently drew national attention when it issued a travel advisory for Missouri, calling for African American travelers to […]

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  • New Jack Swing Pioneers Guy Set To Headline At Black Enterprise Inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit, Aug. 30-Sept. 3

    New Jack Swing Pioneers Guy Set To Headline At Black Enterprise Inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit, Aug. 30-Sept. 3

    Chart-topping group Guy, pioneers of the New Jack Swing sound, featuring R&B singer-songwriters Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, and Timmy Gatling, will join 800 of the nation’s top African American entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals at the inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit Wednesday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 3, at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This annual celebration will draw hundreds of attendees, including some of the nation’s top corporate executives, professionals, tastemakers, and entrepreneurs for fun […]

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