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Dec 2016

We’re Hiring!!! Office Administrator (OA)

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Reporting directly to the president, the Office Administrator (OA) will provide high level administrative support to the president and seamless oversight of the organization’s daily operations, including support to financial management, human resources, vendor support, acquisition of equipment, supplies and other resources and services. The OA must be highly collaborative and work closely with team

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Nov 2016

A DMV-Area List Black History Museums for You to Visit (While Waiting to Get In to the Newest One)

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For those waiting to get into the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, don’t be discouraged. There are several—small and often overlooked—museums and historical sites throughout the DMV to feed your historical hunger. While none of these places has The National Mall as their address, they have been preserving and educating people

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13
Jun 2016

Actions Speak Louder Than Words…Unless You’re Donald Trump

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When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. — Maya Angelou “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best….They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” #Ican’t #IhaveNOwords “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until…” Does the rest of

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Nov 2015

This Month in Social Justice History

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November 5, 1968 Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn, N.Y., becomes the first African American woman elected to Congress. After initially being assigned to the House Forestry Committee, she shocked the establishment by demanding reassignment. She was placed on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, eventually advancing to the Education and Labor Committee. She became one of the founding

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12
Oct 2015

Thirty-One Days of History

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October 1, 1989 Army General Colin Powell assumed the post of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell was the first African American to serve in the nation’s highest military position. October 2, 1885 Ruth Bryan Owen was born. She was an author and politician: first southern woman representative to the US Congress, first

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12
Oct 2015

This Month in Civil Rights History

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October 23–24, 1850 Two years after the seminal Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, the first National Women’s Rights Convention was held in Worcester, Mass. The convention marked the beginning of the organized national movement for women’s rights and called for the total reorganization of “all social, political, industrial interests and institutions.” Sojourner Truth, Paulina Wright

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Aug 2015

Black Lives Matter

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America is built on a foundation of racial conflict. From Native Americans to Blacks and every Brown group in between, people of color are—and always have been—targets of hate and injustice. The idea of true equality is a pipe dream to many Black and Brown people. We often find ourselves the recipients of an anger

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