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Enhancing and Advancing the Capacity of HBCUs

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The 2010 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference Washington, DC, September 12-14, 2010 On September 10, 2010, President Barack Obama proclaimed September 12-18, 2010, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week. During the week the White House Initiative on HBCUs along with the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs hosted the […]

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Muhammad Yunus, Building Social Business

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Last week my husband Terreon Gully and I attended a lecture by Dr. Muhammad Yunus at the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library. A Bangladeshi banker, economist and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Dr. Yunus discussed the concepts of his newly released book Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing […]

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Black on Latino Violence on the Rise: Confronting Prejudice within the African American Community

Categories: Opinion pieces

I recently read Tanya Kateri Hernandezʼs article “Black-on-Mexican Violence in Staten Island, NY: The Untold Tale of Turf Defense”. A guest commentary in the National Institute for Latino Policy e-newsletter, Hernandez discusses the rise of racial violence in Staten Island involving African Americans committing violent assaults against Mexicans. Hernandez provides a great commentary on the […]

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Latinos Play a Major Role as the National Urban League Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary in Washington, DC, July 27-31, 2010

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The National Urban League (NUL) celebrated its Centennial Anniversary in Washington, DC two weeks ago. Of course, as a civil rights historian and social activist this is an event that I did not want to miss! Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization […]

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Fun, Fear and Facts

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Fun at White Water Exposes Black and Brown Fear and Color-blind Facts Last week I was so excited about the surprise of my sister Rhonda, husband Terreon and me taking my six nieces and nephews–ages nine, eight, seven, six, four and three years–to White Water. I absolutely love the water and eagerly anticipate our annual […]

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Senator Harry Reid on Obama: Racial Controversy???

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Over the weekend Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has been criticized for making insensitive racial remarks about President Barack Obama during the Presidential campaign. In their book “Game Change,” Time magazine’s Mark Halperin and New York magazine’s John Heilemann quote Reid meeting with Obama and being impressed by the junior senator. Speaking about his ability […]

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Video

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Terreon Gully elegantly flies through this amazingly beautiful drum solo in Joe Locke’s “Her Sanctuary” – here recording for the new Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group release “Signing”, also featuring Mike Pope on bass. [youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG8olXN0-bY[/youtube] There are many more videos of  Terreon Gully on YouTube

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