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Leslie E. Badue is a 25-year-old community advocate and activist. She currently serves as president of the Minneapolis NAACP and the initiative director for Think Different-Do Different Educational Affiliate Network, an initiative of the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD). She previously served as the vice president and education chair for the…

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, who was born on Feb. 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, lived during the era of Jim Crow laws, lynchings and blatant racism. Du Bois was a great leader in the areas of education, poetry, sociology and activism. He attended Fisk University, where he focused his studies in philosophy, history and…

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Rolling out first shared Carmen Johnson’s story in November 2015. Johnson is the former head of the Prince George’s County, Maryland, NAACP branch’s housing committee. She was convicted in February 2015 of conspiracy, wire fraud and making a false statement on a loan application, arising from two residential mortgage fraud schemes. Today, she shared with this…

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One of America’s most beloved daytime co-hosts, Jeannie Mai, is betting with house money. As the new co-host for TBS’ “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild,” Mai brings good fortune and friendly assists to Snoop and the contestants as “Lady Luck.” Executive produced by Snoop Dogg and Super Bowl champion and “Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan, contestants…

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The NAACP issued the following statement regarding KRON-TV anchor Henry Wofford’s use of racist stereotypes to insult and belittle Sean “Diddy” Combs’ interest in purchasing the Carolina Panthers NFL team: “Wofford’s comments were an insult not only to Mr. Combs but to all men of color who, despite high levels of achievement and accomplishment, are…

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Apparently, in York-Poquoson, Virginia, a White cop in blackface is not considered racist, according to the sheriff’s department. Last month, Deputy Jean Browning of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office decided to celebrate Halloween by mocking Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. Browning, a White woman, darkened her face and wore a red hat similar in nature to that of …

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  The NAACP has issued a bold national travel advisory for African Americans, saying the safety and well being of Black passengers may be compromised while flying with American Airlines. The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, laid out a damning list of grievances against…

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released a statement following the rally of White nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia on Sunday morning. “The blatant racism on display in Charlottesville is absolutely disgusting. It’s hard to believe that in 2017 we are still plagued by so much race-based hatred. The NAACP will always…

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A Black Henry County, Georgia, homeowner, Akira Eiland, who is fighting a legal battle for effective control over her own property, has gained the support of the Henry County NAACP. Instead of protecting Eiland’s lawful property rights, the Georgia Supreme Court is permitting Andrew Jackson Welch Jr., a well-known caucasian judge and lawyer, to unlawfully…

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Nearly 100 years ago, Madam CJ Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire, built a beautiful mansion in Irvington, New York. Villa Lewaro is a 34-room Italianate manse in a neighborhood that was also home to Rockefellers and Astors and it cost her $250K. Walker was 49-years-old at the time and no one could believe a Black…

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Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is suing American Airlines over an incident of alleged racial discrimination. According to court documents, Rev. Barber contends that he purchased two seats for a flight from Reagan National Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport in April 2016. While on the plane, Rev. Barber asked a flight…

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