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Last month, “The Fox News Specialists,” co-host and radio personality, Eboni K. Williams received an incredible mix of backlash and support after berating President Donald Trump for not calling out White nationalist groups for their violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The act was a rare and bold move on a network not particularly known for heavily…

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If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water he’ll jump out; however, if you put him in a pot of cold water and slowly increase the temperature, he adjusts to the increasing heat until his system can no longer compensate. Then, stressed and overwhelmed with what he has endured, he dies. The frog will stay in the increasingly unhealthy, dangerous situation because it happened gradually over time and he ignored his natural ability to sense the danger and get out of the situation. Are African Americans behaving like this frog?

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America is a superpower and the richest country in the world, and yet there is extreme poverty in each state of the Union. Whether it is the inner city or some rural community in Mississippi, people are suffering from lack of education, jobs and opportunity. In many cases, the poorest county can be located just…

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The holiday weekend proved to be a violent three days in the city of Chicago. According to “ABC 7” in Chicago, at least 60 people were shot and nine have been killed during the 4th of July weekend. The shootings began around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning when Corey Hudson, 34, was killed when someone in…

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Please share your responsibilities as the President/CEO of United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.  As the President/CEO of United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. my role is to serve as the leader of this Community Action Agency. As the leader of UCAP, I work to ensure that the Mission & Vision of the organization is achieved. Our…

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Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson, lamenting that too many Americans “live on the outskirts of hope,” declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” This will not be “a short or easy struggle,” he stated in his State of the Union address to the Congress, “no single weapon or strategy will suffice,…

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After being shot, a 10-year-old girl waited five hours for treatment because her parents thought her blood was from her period. According to reports by KPIX in San Francisco, the 10 year-old girl was shot by a stray bullet from outside the home while sleeping. The girl woke up around 2:00 a.m. and told her…

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Since the end of the Bush administration, we have seen poverty rates in America continue to rise. Last year, almost 1 in 6 people were living in poverty as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans out of work. New data released by the U.S. Department of Census doesn’t show any improvement on the horizon. The…

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A new report by Congressional Research Services notes that since the early 1980s, there has been a historically unprecedented increase in the federal prison population. Consequently, this has aided the increase in disparities in incarceration rates by race in America since the start of the Obama administration in 2008. Now, new data show that the…

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