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Black women often ignored by social justice movements
Monday, July 13, 2020
WASHINGTON — Black women are often less likely to be associated with the concept of a “typical woman” and are viewed as more similar to Black men than to white women, which may lead to some anti-racist and feminist movements failing to advocate for the rights of Black women, according to new research published by the American Psychological
 
Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention
Monday, July 6, 2020
NEW YORK — Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention in August to produce a new political agenda that seeks to build on the success of the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. The 2020 Black National Convention will take place
 
Cooper vetoes string of N Carolina reopening bills
Friday, July 3, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a string of bills on Thursday passed in the Republican-controlled legislature to reopen businesses and help reignite parts of the economy most hurt by the coronavirus. With GOP lawmakers unlikely to have the votes needed to override the Democratic governor’s decision, amusement parks,
 
Senate fills final court vacancies with Trump nominees
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The Republican-led U.S. Senate is expected to confirm 38-year-old Judge Justin Walker of Kentucky to a lifetime seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The D.C. Circuit hears lawsuits challenging federal statutes, such as the Affordable Care Act, and regulations issued by federal agencies. Walker has benefited from a close relationship with Senate
 

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Durham agency establishes black entrepreneurship council

DURHAM – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition

Reflections on systemic racism in higher education

CHAPEL HILL – Several of my white friends and colleagues have asked me recently what

Six ways to be heard at work

You're full of great ideas; you just know it! So why do your contributions at work frequently go