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HBCUs benefit from philanthropy in wake of protests
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Within days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin pledged a total of $120 million to the United Negro College Fund and two of Atlanta’s historically Black colleges, another HBCU became an indirect beneficiary of that philanthropic gesture. “We were so inspired by the recent gifts to Spelman and Morehouse — and that
 
Biden selects Harris as running mate
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. In choosing Harris, Biden is embracing a former
 
Top state lawmakers want a presidential debate in N.C.
Monday, August 10, 2020
RALEIGH — At a time when many voters are growing weary of the contentious campaign ads that have flooded the airwaves, North Carolina’s top legislative leaders want even more political drama in the swing state. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore wrote in a joint letter Friday to the Commission on Presidential Debates that the
 
Young Black Americans not sold on the Democrats or voting
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Most political analysts define “swing voters” as those who swing their support from one party to the other between election cycles – determining winners and losers in the process. According to this conventional wisdom, the “swingiest” voters are working-class whites in the Midwest, who supposedly hold the keys to the White
 
Study: Poor, low-income voters have power in 16 Senate races
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Potential poor and low-income voters across the country have the power to affect the outcome of 16 U.S. Senate elections, including in North Carolina, according to an embargoed study released Tuesday by the Poor People’s Campaign. Robert Paul Hartley, an assistant professor at Columbia School of Social Work, wrote the study. Low-income people are
 
Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
DETROIT — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he’s not planning to take advantage of Michigan’s expanded vote-by-mail system when he casts his ballot in November. The retired teacher from Detroit just isn’t sure he can trust it. Many Black Americans share similar concerns and are planning to
 
Biden vows to fight racial inequality with economic agenda
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
WILMINGTON, Del. — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Tuesday that his economic agenda would combat long-standing racial inequalities as he sought to draw another sharp contrast with President Donald Trump. Biden said the Republican president is exacerbating social discord across the country, including by sending federal authorities
 
Trump seeks political shot in the arm in vaccine push
Monday, July 27, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic put his political fate in grave jeopardy. Now he’s hoping to get credit for his administration’s aggressive push for a vaccine -– and crossing his fingers that one gets approved before Election Day. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited vaccine
 
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HBCUs benefit from philanthropy in wake of protests

Within days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin pledged a total of $120

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NC Community Colleges begin bias training for law enforcement

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