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Black-Owned Business WT Stevens to Help Replace 18,000 Contaminated Pipes in Flint, MI

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by Taryn Finley via huffpost.com A black woman-owned construction company has been awarded a federally funded service contract to replace thousands of water pipes in Flint, Michigan. As part of a $97 million settlement to replace corroded pipes by 2020, the state has contracted WT Stevens Construction, which became a state-certified lead abatement specialty company […]

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Outstanding 17 Year-Old High School Student Jahmir Smith Offered 33 Full-Ride Scholarships

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by Zahara Hall via huffpost.com As a kid, high school junior Jahmir Smith never had a dream college. But for a number of universities, he’s their dream student. The 17-year-old North Carolina native has already been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools and has received 33 full-ride scholarship offers, according to ABC 11 Eyewitness News. While […]

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African-American Female Political Leaders Demand DNC Invest in Their Leadership

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by Sameer Rao via colorlines.com The Democratic Party relies on Black women to be the most consistent and engaged progressive constituency, but rarely supports their political leadership. A group of 27 Black female political advocates and leaders released an open letter demanding that Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez stop taking them for granted.”We […]

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Black Lives Matter Movement Founders to Receive Sydney Peace Prize for 2017

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by Elijah C. Watson via okayplayer.com The Black Lives Matter movement will be awarded this year’s Sydney Peace Prize. The award, which Australia’s Sydney University has offered since 1998, normally goes to an individual peacemaker who promotes human rights and using nonviolence as a means of combating injustice, making the University’s choice of the Black […]

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“Raised By Krump” Documentary by Director Maceo Scott Makes Worldwide Debut on Vimeo (VIDEO)

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by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson) Raised By Krump, a 22-minute documentary film that explores the Compton/South Central, Los Angeles-born dance movement “Krumping,” and the lives of some of the area’s most influential and prolific dancers, is making its exclusive, worldwide debut as a #staffpickpremiere on Vimeo today, May 24th. Raised by Krump blends the art of movement, music, […]

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Trayvon Martin Awarded Posthumous Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation from Florida Memorial University

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by Latifah Muhammad via vibe.com Trayvon Martin’s parents were the recipients of a major honor on behalf of their late son. Florida Memorial University awarded the slain teen with a posthumous Bachelor’s Degree during the school’s annual commencement ceremony last Saturday (May 13). “To say that we’re thankful is an understatement,” said Martin’s father, Tracy. “I think […]

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‘Black-ish’ Spinoff ‘College-ish’ Starring Yara Shahidi Lands at Freeform

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by Elizabeth Wagmeister via Variety.com Freeform has greenly the “Black-ish’” college-set spinoff series, starring Yara Shahidi. The spinoff is titled “College-ish” and will center around Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson, as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. The show is set to debut with a 13-episode season in […]

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