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4 questions parents should ask a principal or teacher to ensure their child’s success

Being an informed and active parent can help spark important dialogue that will help improve school performance.

Being an informed and active parent can help spark important dialogue that will help improve school performance.

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Museum to lead salute to ‘Black Activist Courage’

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum notes Nat Turner's slave revolt 185 years ago.

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum notes Nat Turner's slave revolt 185 years ago.

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IN THE MAIL: Open letter to Tennessee Valley Authority

Whoa! Zero dollars for energy efficiency programs for low-income customers in upcoming budget?

Whoa! Zero dollars for energy efficiency programs for low-income customers in upcoming budget?

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Hillary Clinton hits Trump on ‘alt-right’ support

The Democratic nominee's latest ad compiles a montage of White supremacists publicly throwing their support behind Donald Trump.

The Democratic nominee's latest ad compiles a montage of White supremacists publicly throwing their support behind Donald Trump.

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As Summer ends, tensions remain high between black community and police

The summers of 2014 and 2015 were marked by police shootings, hashtags and unrest. The summer of 2016 has been no different.

The summers of 2014 and 2015 were marked by police shootings, hashtags and unrest. The summer of 2016 has been no different.

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LAPD creates program to support families killed by … LAPD

The Family Liason Program, announced this week, is the first of its kind in the nation.

The Family Liason Program, announced this week, is the first of its kind in the nation.

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Colin Kaepernick on protesting the National Anthem: ‘There are bodies in the street’

The football player said he's, "Not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people".

The football player said he's, "Not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people".

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Simone Biles, Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas and more slay in new Nike ad

In a new and powerful ad for Nike’s “Unlimited Pursuit” Campaign, Simone Biles, Serena Williams and Gabby Douglas are just a few amazing athletes giving us a behind-the-scenes look at how they slay in

In a new and powerful ad for Nike’s “Unlimited Pursuit” Campaign, Simone Biles, Serena Williams and Gabby Douglas are just a few amazing athletes giving us a behind-the-scenes look at how they slay in real competition every day.

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#BLACKMENTALHEALTHMATTERS (Part 2)

Taking a ‘mental health day’ and eating right helps.

Taking a ‘mental health day’ and eating right helps.

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Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton to memorialize Journalist George Curry

Services for the esteemed civil rights scribe will be held this weekend in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Services for the esteemed civil rights scribe will be held this weekend in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Donald Trump: African-Americans have been “treated terribly” by banks

Donald Trump held a meeting with black and Latino activists at Trump Tower in New York City on Thursday morning as part of his outreach efforts to reach key voting blocs as he pushes towards the Novem

Donald Trump held a meeting with black and Latino activists at Trump Tower in New York City on Thursday morning as part of his outreach efforts to reach key voting blocs as he pushes towards the November election.

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Former Essence editor opens bed & breakfast inn to pass wealth to future generations

For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building.

For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building.

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MONEY MATTERS

Making plans to marry again? Make financial plans while you’re at it.

Making plans to marry again? Make financial plans while you’re at it.

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Q&A: I Dream Boutique

Okiema Johnson talks fashion, passion and giving back.

Okiema Johnson talks fashion, passion and giving back.

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Southside with you turns First Couple’s 1st date into a sweet romance

There’s a bit of politics and a lot of glimpses into what the Obamas would become.

There’s a bit of politics and a lot of glimpses into what the Obamas would become.

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TALKING ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Best in Black ‘conversation’ yields a trio of action steps.

Best in Black ‘conversation’ yields a trio of action steps.

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#BLACKMENTALHEALTHMATTERS (Part 1)

Too often, African Americans suffer in silence.

Too often, African Americans suffer in silence.

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MOVEMENT IN MEMPHIS

Local activists active on multiple fronts.

Local activists active on multiple fronts.

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New disparity study charts a way forward

Consultants analyze City’s spending with minority- and women-owned businesses.

Consultants analyze City’s spending with minority- and women-owned businesses.

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City considering decriminalizing weed

Ordinance gets committee backing; Police Director Rallings not on board.

Ordinance gets committee backing; Police Director Rallings not on board.

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