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African American History: The Rosenwald Schools

By Hope Yancey In the early part of the 20th century, a new educational movement in the southern United States sought to improve educational opportunities for African-American children during segregation. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Rosenwald schools were the result of a collaboration between African-American educator and author Booker T.…

Local Pharmacy Dispenses Meds and TLC

Nestled in the Independence Square shopping center is a Black-owned pharmacy that doles out more than pills and bandages. Rx Clinic Pharmacy dispenses time. In today’s world of drive-thru medical care, Rx Clinic, owned by Kenyan-born Amina Abubakar is a throwback to an era when doctors and pharmacists knew their patients.…

Poor No More Gives Supplies and Dignity

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Most people know the complex in NoDa that houses Amelie’s Bakery as a hangout spot, but at the very end of the complex is NoDa @ 28th Creative Studio – a refuge for men and women struggling to survive even during the best of times.…

Systemic Inequities Exposed

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Brent Eysler / Makalaka / Shutterstock.com By Dee Dixon In all transparency, the coronavirus and the ruthless murder of George Floyd by the police shook me to the core. Initially, I couldn’t see how these two catastrophes were linked.  I wasn’t so much afraid of the virus itself, but selfishly, more so afraid of how it would upend my lifestyle–no church, no travel or shopping, unless it was to find toilet paper.…

A Conversation with Peggy Harris of Atrium Health

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For organizations looking to improve their diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs and policies, change can be both challenging and rewarding. A 2018 research study by McKinsey and Company—a global management consulting firm—shows greater diversity in the workforce results in greater profitability and value creation.…

Reclaiming the Farm, One Crop at a Time

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By Tonya Jameson Bernard Singleton wants to remove the shame from farming, and to help more African Americans reconnect with the land that was once a place of life and death for African Americans, especially in the South. Singleton, 55, is the founder of Nebedaye Farms and the Bennu Gardens Project.…
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