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Speaking out for women of color nominees
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Women know that our progress is often characterized by two steps forward, one step back. For women of color, the obstacles are even greater. And so, as the Biden-Harris administration makes a groundbreaking effort to nominate more women of color to high-level positions, the backlash has been swift and vicious. Anyone watching cable news will know this
 
Lieutenant governors can be governors’ nightmares
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
As a Black conservative Republican, Mark Robinson isn’t North Carolina’s traditional lieutenant governor. But he’s squarely in the tradition of lieutenant governors bedeviling governors. One reason Governor Roy Cooper won’t run for U.S. Senate next year, even though he believes he’d win, he said in an interview, is that
 
Pandemic has devastated Black women, but still we rise
Monday, April 5, 2021
As we commemorate the one-year anniversary of the worldwide pandemic, I cannot help but reflect on the impact of that year. What has this year looked like for people of color, our communities and our health? To date the United States has attributed over 530,000 deaths due to COVID-19, with an alarming disproportionate number of those deaths in our Black and
 
Global pandemic presents opportunities for Black Americans
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
It’s no secret the global COVID-19 pandemic has continued to disproportionately affect communities of color. At the onset of the pandemic, a Fortune poll found that Black adults were twice as likely to have been laid off or furloughed as unemployment numbers continued to rise. The numbers are also dire when it comes to small businesses. The Federal
 

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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections

State health officials want to expand testing for COVID-19 in school districts as more students,

Orgs. create first Black College World Series

A new chapter in the legacy of HBCU baseball will soon be written with the inaugural Black

How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’

Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and