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Borough President Eric Adams

ERIC ADAMS IS FIRST CHOICE

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has his eyes set on New York City Hall because he believes he has the vision and experience to captain this City through the economic storm looming over its head and to bring more...
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Brian Benjamin First Choice for City Comptroller

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Brian Benjamin for city comptroller. Brian was born in Harlem to an immigrant mother who had come to this country with hopes for a better future for her son. Brian has always believed in New York City as a...
Manhattan district attorney’s race - Candidate Alvin Bragg

Alvin Bragg First Choice for Manhattan District Attorney

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For the most part, all efforts and thoughts are focused on the upcoming mayoral primary on June 22. However, slipping under the radar is the Manhattan district attorney’s race which is just as significant.  Cy Vance, Jr. served as...
High School Graduate Gives Away $40,000 Scholarship Award

High School Graduate Gives Away $40,000 Scholarship Award

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Verda Tetteh, the brilliant high school graduate from Fitchburg High School in Worcester County, Massachusetts, stunned her entire graduating class when she passionately asked her scholarship benefactors to award her $40,000 scholarship to more deserving students with greater financial...
Understanding Ranked Choice Voting

Understanding Ranked Choice Voting

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For the very first time in New York City, voters going to the polls in this very engaging municipal election will have the option of ranking secondary candidates in order of preference.  READ MORE ... 
Da Clergy

Brooklyn DA & Clergy Councils Partner to Help Reduce Gun Violence

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A new strategic partnership has been formed between the Brooklyn DA’s Office and local Clergy Councils to help reduce gun violence in Brooklyn.  Announced by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Pastor Gilford T. Monrose, President of the 67th...
Latimore

Princeton Theological Appoints 1st Director of Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies

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Rev. Dr. David Latimore has been appointed the first full-time director of Princeton Theological Seminary’s Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies, effective June 1. Under the umbrella of Academic Affairs, Latimore is charged with enhancing programming to support ongoing critical theological...
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Maya Angelou to be Featured on New Quarters

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As part of a new program to honor history-making American women, Dr. Maya Angelou will be featured on a new edition of the quarter set to be issued in January 2022.  The majority of the United States’ circulating coins depict men.  Aside...
Election Update - New York 2021

Election update

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For the most part, all efforts and thoughts are focused on the upcoming mayoral primary on June 22. However, slipping under the radar is the Manhattan district attorney’s race which is just as significant.  Cy Vance, Jr. served as...
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Carver Federal Savings Bank’s Customers Can Now Access Wells Fargo’s Nationwide Network of ATMs

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Carver Federal Savings Bank, a certified Minority Depository Institution, announced today that its customers can make withdrawals at Wells Fargo's nationwide ATM network without incurring a surcharge fee. This service, being offered by Wells Fargo to Carver customers, is...
the Congressional Black Caucus - Rep Joyce Beatty, CBC Chair

Black Members Of Congress Call For Voting Rights To Be A Priority

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Seen as a remedy for the damage caused by the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder, H.R. 4 is picking up more support. Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for the legislation to be the next priority. Rep....
The U.S. Census Bureau

Here’s What The 2020 Census Results Mean For Black America

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The U.S. Census Bureau on Monday released the first round of data collected in 2020, showing a decrease in population growth as compared to the prior decade. The total population grew to 331,449,281, one of the smallest margins of growth in modern history,...
A fake news story about Kamela Harris

NY Post Reporter Behind Fake Story About Kamala Harris Quits

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A fake news story has resulted in the resignation of a tabloid reporter who claims she was “ordered to write” lies about Vice President Kamala Harris in a story about her role leading immigration efforts at the southern U.S. border. It...

Derek Chauvin Juror On Mental Toll Of Murder Trial: We Had To ‘Watch A...

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One of the jurors who served on Derek Chauvin‘s murder trial is speaking out on mental toll of murder one week after he helped convict the former Minneapolis cop for killing George Floyd. Brandon Mitchell, juror #52 and one of four Black...
historic firsts for Black people Rev. Abraham Mosley

Black Pastor Becomes Chairman Of The Board Running The World’s Largest Confederate Monument

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In a brief year that’s already seen a number of historic firsts for Black people, the country’s racist Confederate legacy is now getting in on the act. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has named a Black person to be chairman of the board...

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EDITORIAL BLOG

An open letter to White Evangelical leaders

I write this letter to Louie Giglio, Rick Warren, Charles Stanley, James Dobson, Paula White, Tony Perkins, Luke Barnett, William Donohue, J. D. Greear,...
"An American President and the Holy Bible"

An American President & His Pulpit of Hypocrites

There is a man in Washington who behaves just like a troubled kid with a mild mental disability –  a brash, bombastic brat who...

Racism Is Not Getting Worse, It’s Getting Filmed!

On what was probably one of New York’s quietest Memorial Days, a soft spoken birdwatcher sat in the calmness of The Ramble in Manhattan’s...

UNDER-COUNTED and on the FRONTLINE: BLACKS IN AMERICA

Undercounted and On the Frontline I may be stuck out here in a world all by myself, but I am not the least bit surprised...

A Message of Hope

In this new world of coronavirus, our lives are turned upside down, but us humans possess such great powers that we have turned all...

I SEE DEAD BODIES ALL OVER AFRICA: Did She Say That?

Pepped by his desire to regain his sight, a blind man went to Jesus and asked for His help.  The healing Savior placed His...

Seeing The Good Thru All Of This

I cling tightly to my two cell phones, apprehensively jumping at every ring, uncertain as to whether it will bring me good or bad...
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5 Unbiblical Lies That Advance Systemic Racism

Throughout the years, Christians have unfortunately used the Bible to justify racist practices and attitudes. However, any person who understands the biblical narrative can...
David Saunders-Scott

Black Lives Matter: It does not go without saying

June 19th (Juneteenth) 1865 marks the day enslaved Black people were finally free in America. Some White Americans say, including my well-meaning and good neighbors,...

Let Your Voice Be Heard … There is no place for an apathetic response

The Bible unequivocally condemns racism in every form. Racial prejudice is a sin resulting from the Fall.  Christ died to redeem and free us...
Earl Graves Jr

I Am Tired … the Pandemic of Racism Must End

Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr., president and CEO of Black Enterprise magazine, is speaking out due to civil unrest in the wake of the George...

Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis – by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

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Martin Luther King Jr., when he felt he could not breathe, came to Jamaica. When the threats to his life were constant and closing...

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Cardinal Gregory

US Catholics Get First Black Cardinal

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US Catholics Get First Black Cardinal........READ MORE
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Harlem Children’s Zone Raises $26 Million Towards COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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For 20 years, Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) has been the global leader in fighting poverty and racial inequities.  As the pioneer of a holistic...

IBW Introduces the Community Cares Listening Line

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The Institute of the Black World 21st Century Black Family Summit (IBW/BFS) has developed a culturally responsive helpline to address the impact of the...

Carver Bank Receives $14.6 Million Grant from Morgan Stanley

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Grant enables Carver to buy back shares and bolster its capital position to help weather the economic impact of COVID-19 in the wake of...

Archbishop of Canterbury says portrayal of Jesus as White should be reconsidered

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Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, has said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as...

Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis – by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

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Martin Luther King Jr., when he felt he could not breathe, came to Jamaica. When the threats to his life were constant and closing...

Bishop Jakes: Church Leaders Must Drive National Conversation, Action Plan

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In the wake of the recent killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Bishop T. D. Jakes is calling for a national conversation on policing and race...

Notable Women In Faith: Past & Present

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Notable Women In Faith: Past FRANCES JANE CROSBY “Pass Me Not”, “Blessed Assurance”, and “To God Be the Glory” are among the more than 800 hymns...

Top 50 New York Influencers

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Imagine New York in 1920 … … the birthing of the Harlem Renaissance and a mass migration of African descendants from the south and the...
Those we Lost - Local

THOSE WE’VE LOST – National Notables

The Men and women we've lost during this COVID-19 season. Jonathan Adewumi This Nigerian-American restaurateur and entrepreneur was the co-owner of popular Brooklyn restaurant Amarachi. Throughout...

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