Natalie Graves
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Black Folks Get Depressed Too!

CHICAGO CRUSADER — According to the National Alliance on Mental Health “an estimated 16 million American adults—almost 7% of the population—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. People of all ages and all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds experience depression…” Yes, that includes Black people! […read more]

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Lori Roper, Supervisor of attorneys in the Public Defender’s office Veterans Treatment Court, fielded listeners’ questions along with America’s Heroes host Cliff Kelley during the March 30 show.
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Veterans Treatment Court offers a fresh start

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Many young men and women enlist in the Armed Forces because they believe in the mission of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. They serve our country unselfishly, with bravery and honor. But sometimes our soldiers return from service with issues that need to be addressed. Unfortunately for some, the issues take the form of mental health, drug health or emotional issues. It is at this intersection that a veteran can pick up an arrest that leads him or her to Veterans Treatment Court. […read more]

Program Success networking affair (Photo by: jacksonvillefreepress.com)
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Entrepreneurs Soiree Heightens Business Pitch Success

JACKSONVILLE FREE PRESS — Creating a successful business or elevator speech is critical to the dynamics that make up a small business. From invoicing to advertising to networking, a small business owner or as they’re called an ‘entrepreneur,’ is scouring the streets from dusk to dawn to fulfill their obligations to customers.  Whether it’s a package to be delivered, mailed or meetings to attend, being an entrepreneur is a full time job.  […read more]

Andreen Nicole McDonald/Courtesy Loop Jamaica (left) and Victoria S. Wright/NCMEC
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Missing & Forgotten: Bias and non-attention given to Black Girls who “disappear”

NNPA NEWSWIRE — As Trump cries that a border wall is needed to eliminate an imaginary crisis, organizations like the Black and Missing But Not Forgotten, the Black and Missing Foundation (BAM) in Landover Hills, Maryland, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Va., struggle to shed light on the real emergency that is of the nation’s missing. […read more]

Chinwendu L. Maduegbunam (Courtesy photo)
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COMMENTARY: Embracing My Imperfections Studying Abroad in London

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — Growing up in North Carolina, I was shy and my need to be perfect in everything I did made it difficult to connect with others. I always thought I had to be perfect: playing basketball, earning high grades, being the perfect daughter, etc. I feared how others would judge me so I rarely opened up to others. But, traveling to London as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow in the summer of 2017 was an opportunity for me to grow. […read more]

Photo by: SC School for the Deaf and the Blind
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Camp Imagination is designed just for 
children and teens who are deaf or blind

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Children and teens who are deaf or blind will have a great time this summer at an imagination camp designed just for them. Scheduled for June 16-20, 2019, Camp Imagination will focus on STEAM Based Learning: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. It will also offer field trips, goalball, and other adapted games in a fun environment. […read more]

“This campaign of disinformation is extremely disconcerting because black voter turnout declined in 2016 – for the first time in 20 years…” — CBC Statement on Russian interference in the 2016 election
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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Release on Russian Interference

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “During the 2016 presidential election cycle, hundreds of thousands of minority voters were disenfranchised before they even had a chance to walk into the voting booth. As today’s report produced for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence makes clear – this was a carefully orchestrated effort by Russian actors to exploit social media platforms in order to suppress turnout among black voters…” […read more]

Jason Van Dyke convicted of second-degree murder and all 16 counts of aggravated battery and one count of police misconduct. (Photo by Nancy Stone/Pool/Chicago Tribune)
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GUILTY!

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder Friday, October 5, by a jury at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, ending decades of frustration in Chicago’s Black community and marking a significant turning point involving police misconduct in the police department’s notorious history. […read more]

Mayor Andrew Gillum
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Gillum Faces Formidable Odds But Can Still Be Elected Governor Of Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES — The day after the Aug. 28 primary elections in which Andrew Gillum became the first African American nominee for Florida governor, his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, stated, “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.” […read more]

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