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America Should Embrace Prison Returnees to Our Communities

Many residents in DC share the conviction that we must do far more to lend a hand to the thousands of individuals — disproportionately black men aged 21 to 30 — who return to the District each year after periods of incarceration. But right now, DC is without a single re-entry center that is equipped to provide such support.

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COMMENTARY: The annexation of Palestinian territory is illegal

The attitude of liberal supporters of Israel is akin to someone who knows that an individual embezzled money from a company, but they would rather not press charges because they believe that there is something about the person that is worthy of saving. The problem is simple: the law does not work that way, whether domestic or international.

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NFL Will Play Black National Anthem at Games

The NFL remains at the forefront of the new understanding, and now they’ve taken that knowledge, and, in an unprecedented decision, the league announced it would play Lift Every Voice and Sing – the Black National Anthem – before every opening day game this year. The performance of the song will occur before “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the NFL said. The league’s season opener is scheduled for September 10, with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans.

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Thousands View NNPA’s First Virtual Convention

“This represents a tremendous step forward for the Black Press of America. We note that during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Press of America has been able to overcome many of the obstacles that the pandemic continues to present. We plan to rebroadcast the virtual NNPA 2020 convention as soon as we conclude some post-production edits and additions,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

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Local teen invents safety pouch as safety strategy during police traffic stops

Police traffic stops continue to be a sensitive topic for African Americans. Before the incident in Minnesota with George Floyd, many African-Americans could reflect upon the “classic talk” they received at home about how to safely deal with police encounters.

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Vehicle for Change gives away 20 cars in celebration of 20th anniversary

Vehicles for Change (VFC), a nonprofit headquartered in Halethorpe, celebrated its 20th anniversary by joining longtime partner Heritage Mileone Autogroup by presenting 20 families with vehicles in special giveaway ceremonies on June 24, 2020.

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MSU President’s 10-year anniversary highlighted by new financial commitment to support student success

Personal contribution and gifts from Alumni and Friends Grows the President’s‘$5 Scholarship Fund,’ to $1 Million

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Yes: End racist Black oppression and police brutality but no to taking down statues

On July 4, 2020, the Baltimore Sun’s headline read, “Christopher Columbus near Little Italy brought down, tossed into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.” A flyer described the statue removal. Remove statues that glorify owners of enslaved people, white supremacists, culprits of genocide and colonizers.

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Past due time for American healthcare system to protect Black Americans

Because of the systematic racism that is rooted in our nation, racial disparities in American healthcare have caused illness, injury, and death in minority communities across the country. Black Americans suffer the most at the hands of the American healthcare system. Now, we are seeing COVID-19 shine a much-needed light on the harsh reality that has been plaguing an entire race for centuries.

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Maryland Muslim Community reaction to death of George Floyd

The Islamic Community in Maryland (ICM) is coming up with series of educational programs and seminars to both promote justice and solidarity with the African American community and to condemn the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Pride of Baltimore Chair Pens ‘Agent of Change’ Open Letter

When Jayson Williams took over as chair of the Pride of Baltimore two years ago, he left a profound mark in economic development by spearheading major government, public, private, partnerships and he played a key role in enabling the development of the $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor.

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Doctor and author discusses ‘The Principles of Total Life Transformation’

Across the world, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the Black community.

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Pledge to save water and help a school win a garden

Newark, N.J.— TerraCycle announced the return of the Save Water Challenge that asks school students, teachers and communities to take the pledge to save water on behalf of their school for a chance to win one of three recycled gardens made from recycled oral care waste.

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Should Ravens fans get ‘opt out’ season ticket opportunity?

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the impact it will have on football is in question. Two preseason games have been canceled. The National Football League Player’s Association (NFLPA) voted to eliminate all four preseason games this season. The possibility of having a season without fans in the stands is becoming a likely option.

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PayPal dedicates $500 million for black business owners and startups

PayPal Holdings has announced a $530 million commitment to support black and minority-owned businesses and communities in the United States, especially those hardest hit by the pandemic.

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Time to work together to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and Black communities

In December, I was honored to be sworn in as Kentucky’s 51st Attorney General, the first Black man to hold the position, the first to be named chief law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth, and the first to be independently elected to a statewide constitutional office.

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On America’s birthday, it’s time to ask: Where do we want to go from here?

Independence Day is here and this year we celebrate our country’s 244th birthday. America is in a time of major transition and transformation right now. We are facing a public health crisis, along with challenges in our economy and a powerful social justice movement.

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Keep your foot on the gas

The timeline of racial injustice stemming from slavery, segregation and mass incarceration to police brutality dates back centuries but today the world is forced to see and recognize the unfortunate trauma that Black people have endured overtime.

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Residents urged to keep safety in mind on area streets and highways

Look Alive campaign cautions drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to watch out for each other in wake of coronavirus outbreak

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Many African Americans say they’re independent of America’s Independence

“This year, 2020, has been an awakening on multiple fronts for many people.” —Deveeda Cohen, hairstylist, Baltimore City

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