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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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White cop kills Black ‘Good Samaritan’

A white cop has been arrested and charged with murder after shooting a good Samaritan who was trying to de-escalate an altercation outside a convenience store near Dallas. Just another murder of an innocent Black man in the name of systemic racism and abuse of power.

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As bars reopen, don’t be a drunk fool!

Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week that BARS and similar establishments are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalizations starting Oct. 14, and while that makes many of us smile, we have to say -- DON'T BE A DRUNK FOOL!

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Everything you need to know about voting

Consider this as one of your final calls to action to make your voices heard. It is time to VOTE, as if your life depended on it. In order to change the current state of this declining America, everyone must do their part and vote in the upcoming election in order to get the right people IN…and the wrong people OUT!

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How many jellybeans are in this jar? Vote – your life depends on it!

Racially-motivated killings appear to be at an all-time high (at least for this generation), police brutality is at an all-time high (or at least we can PROVE it more now thanks to cellphone video and social media) and mistrust/distrust of our elected and appointed leaders is at an all-time high as civil unrest and unlawfulness continues to spread across America.

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