Court blocks racially gerrymandered maps

Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in Case Challenging Jacksonville City Council and School Board Maps, Ordering Drawing of New, Fairer, Maps JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Through a preliminary injunction, a court blocked Jacksonville city council and school board maps that pack together Black communities to deny them a fair voice in government. The preliminary injunction motion was brought […]

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College professor gets justice after being fired

Collin College professor reinstated after being fired for union advocacy, supporting the removal of Confederate monuments McKINNEY, Texas — Two down, one to go in a trio of lawsuits against the Texas college that just can’t resist firing professors for exercising their First Amendment rights. Today, administrators at Collin College agreed to a settlement that includes reinstating […]

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The ‘Shore completes sweep over NC Central

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore volleyball program completed the weekend sweep on Saturday, October 29 with a 3-0 win against visiting North Carolina Central. It was a great showing by the Hawks (7-15, 5-6 MEAC), taking down the Eagles (5-17, 4-7 MEAC) by scores of 25-23, 25-14 and 25-13. “The offense […]

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Eastern Shore downs South Carolina State

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore volleyball program got a solid win on Friday, October 28 against visiting South Carolina State University in the Hytche Athletic Center. The Hawks (6-15, 4-6 MEAC) swept the Bulldogs (0-21, 0-10 MEAC) in three straight sets 25-18, 25-20 and 25-7 with three different players grabbing at […]

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Jackson State gets $100K donation from GMA

JACKSON, Miss. — Good Morning America Co-Anchor Michael Strahan traveled to Jackson State University to celebrate Homecoming with the Tigers during a live broadcast of the show. During the broadcast, the University was surprised with the announcement that Mars is donating $100,000 in support of the JSU Emergency Gap Fund. “America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities like JSU are vital resources in educating […]

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Southwest Airlines partners with Paul Quinn College

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces a partnership with Paul Quinn College to become the College’s official airline and a member of the school’s celebrated Urban Work College Program. Southwest Airlines® has long believed educated communities are empowered communities, and continues to invest in workforce development programs that introduce students to the diverse set of career opportunities in […]

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Court blocks racially gerrymandered maps

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Through a preliminary injunction, a court blocked Jacksonville city council and school board maps that pack together Black communities to deny them a fair voice in government. The preliminary injunction motion was brought as part of ongoing litigation, Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP vs. City of Jacksonville, which challenges Jacksonville’s City Council and School Board […]

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U.S. policies making homelessness worse

WASHINGTON– The problems linked to homelessness, including substance abuse, mental illness, and crime, are increasing in America despite untold sums of government money spent to address this complex problem. A new report from Discovery Institute, says Congress and the Executive Branch need to focus more on untreated mental illness and substance abuse to reduce homelessness, drug […]

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Community colleges failing Black students

Washington, DC — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released a report on the state of Black students at community colleges, including educational and economic outcomes.     The report, “The State of Black Students at Community Colleges,” highlights that while Black students are disproportionately represented at community colleges, policy barriers prevent the system from producing equitable outcomes. This report was featured in Inside […]

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