Poor People’s Campaign Launches With March on Capitol Hill | Colorlines The campaign’s list of demands directly address the issues of systemic racism and economic inequality.

The campaign’s list of demands directly address the issues of systemic racism and economic inequality.

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Marvin Gaye Recreation Center Opens with Fanfare | AFRO On May 5, D.C. officials cut the ribbon on the $14 million recreation center named after the Motown legend who grew up in the District and attended Cardozo High School.

On May 5, D.C. officials cut the ribbon on the $14 million recreation center named after the Motown legend who grew up in the District and attended Cardozo High School.

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Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community | AFRO Currently there are nine Baltimore area churches in the network, with four other congregations and one mosque slated to join later this year. There are also plans to expand to rural churches on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the near future.

Currently there are nine Baltimore area churches in the network, with four other congregations and one mosque slated to join later this year. There are also plans to expand to rural churches on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the near future.

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Program to help Detroit drivers eliminate responsibility fees, get licenses back months ahead of schedule | Crain’s Detroit Business Mayor Mike Duggan announced Tuesday that the 76,000 Detroiters who owe an average of $1,600 in fees can get their licenses back months ahead of schedule by taking 10 hours of job-readiness training through Duggan's Detroit at Work program

Mayor Mike Duggan announced Tuesday that the 76,000 Detroiters who owe an average of $1,600 in fees can get their licenses back months ahead of schedule by taking 10 hours of job-readiness training through Duggan’s Detroit at Work program

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National Black Mama’s Bail Out Seeks to Reunite Families for Mother’s Day | Colorlines “We are committed to building a community-based movement to end pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.”

“We are committed to building a community-based movement to end pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.”

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Michelle Obama: ‘I Wish that Girls Could Fail as Bad as Men Do and Be OK’ | The Washington Informer At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former first lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of “Black-ish,” about gender equality.

At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former first lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of “Black-ish,” about gender equality.

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Body camera footage after Det. Suiter’s death show Baltimore residents living under police watch | The Baltimore Sun Police body-camera footage from the days after Det. Sean Suiter was shot to death in West Baltimore shows residents of Harlem Park living under police watch — with officers stopping everyone entering the neighborhood and residents having to show identification as they tried to get to and from their homes.

Police body-camera footage from the days after Det. Sean Suiter was shot to death in West Baltimore shows residents of Harlem Park living under police watch — with officers stopping everyone entering the neighborhood and residents having to show identification as they tried to get to and from their homes.

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Moving From Generosity To Justice: A Conversation With The Ford Foundation President | 1a.org

Facebook0Twitter0Mail1a.org Staff, 1a.org Ford Foundation President Darren Walker says these words have been a guiding light in his approach to leading the philanthropy with a goal of tackling the root causes of inequality in society. Philanthropy is marvelous, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy […]

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