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Dr. Cheryl Grills Appointed To National Reparations Commission

Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), recently announced that Dr. Cheryl Grills, Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University, former national President of The Association of Black Psychologists, and Found/Director of a non-profit program evaluation organization called Imoyase Community Support Services, has been appointed to the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC).

Maya Angelou First Black Woman On U.S. Coin

Reportedly, the Angelou coin is the first in a series designed to celebrate the accomplishments of American women.

MLK Family Asks For No Celebration Until Lawmakers Pass Voting Rights Legislation

King’s family has requested no celebration unless federal lawmakers pass voting rights legislation, a task that appears out of reach as President Joe Biden and several Democrats have faced stiff Republican opposition.

Sophia The Robot Commits To Help End Global Racism And Injustice

“We need to create a society that is based on equality and justice for all. It’s paramount for humans and AI to work together. We should celebrate diversity and I believe we will see a decrease in racism, sexism, and homophobia as people embrace AI and technology,” Sophia the Robot remarked.

App Attempts To Break Barriers To Bankruptcy For Those In Medical Debt

Bankruptcy is a last-resort fix, but the financial reset button is also out of reach for many because the act of declaring bankruptcy is relatively expensive.

Gene Wade Named CEO Of The Propel Center, New HBCU Technology And Learning Hub

The Propel Center, the global HBCU technology and learning hub intended to level the playing field and open greater doors of opportunity for their students, has announced the naming of respected social entrepreneur and education advocate Gene Wade as chief executive officer.

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Sentenced To Life In Prison

Three White men who chased and murdered 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in south Georgia were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with two having no chance of parole.

Sidney Poitier, Oscar-Winning Actor And Hollywood’s First Black Movie Star, Dies At 94

Sidney Poitier, whose elegant bearing and principled onscreen characters made him Hollywood's first Black movie star and the first Black man to win the best actor Oscar, has died.

Hospitals Recruit International Nurses To Fill Pandemic Shortages

The national demand is so great that it’s created a backlog of health care professionals awaiting clearance to work in the U.S. More than 5,000 international nurses are awaiting final visa approval, the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment reported in September.

How Millions Of Jobless Americans Can Afford To Ditch Work

One of the more insidious myths this year was that young people didn't want to work because they were getting by just fine on government aid. People had too much money, went the narrative.

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