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“Be His Legacy” George Floyd internship at Texas A&M

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation, founded by the family of George Floyd, and the Texas A&M University-Commerce African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMMP) have partnered to create the “Be His Legacy” internship program. Scheduled to launch in January 2021, this two-semester, groundbreaking initiative will provide hands-on equity experience to AAMMP students through community outreach and targeted educational programs. 

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Blacks Make History!

There was plenty of political Black excellence happening around the country as African Americans won several contests, making history. Locally, there were plenty of “firsts” in just about every city and county in our area.

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Understanding Finances

We are nearing the end of a historic election year, in the middle of a pandemic and people are losing jobs left and right. African Americans have been among the hardest hit, many not having “nest eggs” or savings to get them through these critical times, and when things began to normalize again – or as close as we can get to it -- smarter money management skills will be high on the priority list.

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How to vote safely during the pandemic

Early voting has begun in many states across America, and to date, nearly 35 million people have cast their votes, breaking records from state-to-state.  And Texas was no exception, flooding the polls on the first day of early voting - Oct. 13 - and have not taken the foot off the gas pedal since. Here are some safety tips and resources you should take advantage of.

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Person or Property?

You were born with a label that you take for granted these days. Today, you are “John’s son,” or “Ella’s daughter,” but for those who were born generations before you, many were born as “Property of Slave Owners.”

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