Moving Forward

Sarah Mapps Douglass, ardent abolitionist, teacher and painter

In his voluminous biography of Paul Robeson, author Martin Duberman dips into the Bustill family, mainly to connect them to the Robeson clan.
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Spreading the gospel of HBCUs

Brooklynite Andres “Dre” Martin serves as founder of the annual HBCU Night, an event touring the nation that celebrates African-American Heritage and the culture of historically Black colleges and universities.
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Black families can bridge the wealth gap by owning a home

From predatory lending and foreclosures to wealth stripping and income inequality, the national wealth gap is relevant and ongoing.
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Sharon going for a ‘Full-Nelson’ for women in politics

Although there’s always been a need for more women to be in elected office, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run made that call even louder.
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Blackonomics: An interview with Black billionaire Bob Johnson

One of the post-election highlights for me was the meeting between Donald Trump and Bob Johnson.
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Brian Figeroux—the people’s champion

Growing up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad has its perks.
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Great White Way gets a bit of color

Given the prominence and harvest of Tony nominations of “Hamilton” and “Shuffle Along,” the Great White Way is a little bit darker this year.
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Twins work together in support of art

Identical twin sisters Karen and Sharon Mackey are on a mission to show the love to artist of color by teaching people how to become art collectors and decorate homes and businesses with fine art.
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Catherine Green is keeping the arts in East NY

Catherine Green is using her passion for the arts to bring new opportunities to residents of the East New York community and beautify the neighborhood with the grand opening of the new Arts East New York headquarters.
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Women of Wisdom helping others

Women of Wisdom is bringing women of all walks of life together to share inspiring stories.
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105 years later we remember the Triangle fire and its role in the fight for worker safety

Recognizing the strength and resilience of the women of the labor movement that came before us.

Female HBCU presidents to speak at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Two women who serve as presidents of historically Black colleges are speaking at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church Sunday during the church’s 63rd Women’s Day Celebration.
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Union's importance in Black History

Remembering the importance of labor unions and their fight for African American worker's rights as we celebrate Black History Month.
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Black history month commemoration features Civil Rights activist Claudette Colvin

Civil Rights Activist Claudette Colvin is commemorated at Black History month film festival.
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Deacons for defense film showing

The film "The Deacons for Defense" shares a different side of black men during the Civil Rights Movement.