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Day: <span>June 4, 2021</span>

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Anger, Self-Hatred and the Twisting of the Human Spirit The following is part two of a series based uponthe lectures of Joy Degruy (Nee Leary), M.S.W., that first ran in Our Time Press in January of 1999.With the ending of Mental Health Month in May, and the reliving of the massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma 100 […]readmore

Remembering the Blessed Life of Grace Marie Baker

Grace Marie Goode Baker, a graceful, resilient woman and humanitarian, was born on October 26, 1914, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area in Brooklyn, New York to Thomas Scott and Eliza Burwell Goode. The eldest of five children including Frank, Harold, Henry and Catherine, Mrs. Baker spent her childhood years in Clarksville, Virginia with her maternal grandparents. […]readmore

Actor Hill Harper’s Black Wall Street platform aims to empower

by Frank Holland for CNBC(First reported April 2021)Nearly a century after Black Wall Street — a center of Black business in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was destroyed in a racial attack — “The Good Doctor” actor Hill Harper is launching a fintech app of the same name to empower investors of color.The […]readmore

Black Producers Expose Hidden Chapter in American History

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma Race Massacre. On May 30, the HISTORY CHANNEL premiered TULSA BURNING: THE 1921 RACE MASSACRE which is available for viewing. Visit: www.thehdroom.com/tv/history-tulsa-burning-documentary-live-stream-online Executive produced by Washington Wizards NBA star and philanthropist Russell Westbrook, and directed by Peabody and Emmy-Award winning director Stanley Nelson and […]readmore

How RCV Works

Ranked choice voting (RCV) describes voting systems that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, and then uses those rankings to elect candidates who best represent their constituents.RCV is straightforward for voters: rank candidates in order of choice. Voters can rank as many candidates as they want, without fear that ranking others will […]readmore

Spotting Fake News Stories

Written by Brian Good on June 1, 2021, www.diversityinc.comRegardless of your political party or belief system, many people believe social media and certain “news” sources are filled with questionable takes on current events that can only be described as “fake” news. While most Americans believe they can spot these fake stories and won’t fall for […]readmore

What’s Going On – 6/3

USA: SPRING 2021Attorney Kristen Clarke, 46, was confirmed last week to head the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice. The Senate vote was 51-48. She is the first Black woman to head the Division. Her nomination was delayed by Senate Republicans who have maligned her character since the January nomination. The Civil […]readmore

Eric Adams Calls for City to Adopt his Crime Plan

Violence uncurbed — Stabbings, multiple shootings and a brutal robbery — marred Memorial Day 2021 Weekend. “This is unacceptable,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who is calling on the city “once again to adopt (his) plan to fight or deter crime before summer 2021 arrives. “We cannot live in a city where New Yorkers […]readmore