R.I.P.  Coolio

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The New Mexico Human Services Department is now accepting economic relief assistance applications until Friday, October 7, at 5 p.m. from low-income residents


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Information About The Economic Relief Payment Request Form Fall 2022


New Mexico Republican ad denounced as racist for darkening figure in stock photo


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Migrant Buses Compared to 1962 'Reverse Freedom Rides' of Black Families


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Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott are taking a page straight out of the White Citizens Council playbook

In the 1960s, Southern organizations tried sending African Americans to Northern states in a “cheap” PR stunt designed to embarrass and expose Northern liberals. It didn’t work.


Here’s Everyone Who’s Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820


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Migrants are people who leave their country for any reason, such as employment, family reunification, or education. 

Refugees are people who flee their country because of credible threats of danger or persecution and because they’re not protected by their own government. 

Asylum-seekers are people who’ve applied for protection — refugee status — on arrival in a country besides their own.

Internally displaced people (IDPs) are displaced by conflict, violence, or natural disasters within their own country.

Immigrants are people from a foreign country who relocates to live in another country. They may or may not be citizens.

Aliens are people from a foreign country who is not a citizen of the host country. They may be there to visit or just stay for a while.

Undocumented immigrants/illegal alien are foreign-born people who do not possess a valid visa or other immigration documentation, because they entered the U.S. without inspection, stayed longer than their temporary visa permitted, or otherwise violated the terms under which they were admitted.


Jazz Pianist & NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis Dies at the age of 87


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To everyone boycotting 'The Woman King': I won't be joining the fray


R.I P. Comedian David Arnold 


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New Mexico’s labor movement is alive and well


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Serena Williams rendered a generation of rivals obsolete, changed the way future generations would approach tennis and laid all her brilliance out one last time... she is the BEST


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The final 'Serena effect' match sees the US Open set a single-day RECORD... with over 72,000 fans flocking to Flushing Meadows to watch all-time great play for the last time

Serena's famous fans! Husband Alexis Ohanian - wearing a T-shirt with their five-year-old daughter Olympia's photo on - is joined by Robert Kraft, Russell Wilson, Ciara, Spike Lee and Billie Jean King to watch Williams in the US Open


Jadyn Edwards Named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List


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UNM soccer player looks forward towards professional career


Business picks up at Albuquerque skating rink


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Lamont Dozier, legendary Motown songwriter and producer, dead at 81


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List of songs written by Holland, Dozier and Holland


New Mexico High School Football


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School Board Members of Color Uncover How School Boards Work

School Board Membership 101: How to Run & Get Elected

Money won seats on Albuquerque’s school board

Most business-backed APS candidates edge out union picks

New Mexico School Boards Association


What Is Monkeypox?



Bill Russell, Who Transformed Pro Basketball, Dies at 88


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Africa in the Bible: The Myth of a Cursed Race (Part 1)





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At Blerdcon, Black nerds see themselves and find their tribe


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Community outraged after a SWAT standoff leaves a teen dead and a home destroyed


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The backlog of SWAT callout probes

APD was ‘mistaken’ about federal warrant for the man targeted in SWAT raid

They started throwing gas bombs': Cops leave teen caught in crosshairs of SWAT standoff to die

Police Reveal Brett Rosenau, 15, Died from Smoke Inhalation During SWAT Raid That Destroyed Home

What we know about teen who died in house fire during SWAT standoff


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Don Perkins, UNM and Dallas Cowboys legend, dies

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Cowboys Ring of Honor Member Don Perkins Passes Away

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Erasing Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community


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7 Common Health Concerns African Americans Should Monitor


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Mali nonuplets in perfect health on first birthday


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Senate confirms Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court in historic vote


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Credentials of Supreme Court Justices


Marijuana is now legal in New Mexico: What you need to know


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New Mexico cannabis sales near $38M in June

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 Albuquerque Museum Honors Legacy of First African American Families to Homestead

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Owner: Donald Brown


For your next event. . . .  Call on DJ Brown!
You name it, we play it!

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Biden signs the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law


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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will Deliver for New Mexico

In drought-plagued New Mexico, farmer places high hopes in infrastructure bill

Here’s a breakdown of how much will be spent in New Mexico:

$2.5 billion over five years for federal-aid highway apportioned programs

$225 million over five years for bridge replacement and repairs At least 

$366 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state

At least $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state 785,000 New Mexicans (about 38% of the state) will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access 

$355 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state $38 million over five years to protect against wildfires 

$13 million to protect against cyberattacks $38 million over five years to support the expansion of an electric vehicle charging network in the state Approximately $90 million over five years for infrastructure development for airports


Black History in Two Minutes (or so)


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Black History in Two Minutes (or so) is the new way to immerse yourself in Black History. Presented by Be Woke.Vote, the digital video series features dozens of short, engaging and factually accurate videos about important historical events or people who have shaped American history. Like never before, people of all ages, backgrounds and educational levels can learn more about the African American experience.


A Black Man Once Walked 2,000 Miles To Start A Town In New Mexico Called ‘Blackdom’


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Welcome to Blackdom: The Ghost Town That Was New Mexico’s First Black Settlement

Blackdom in the Borderlands Significance of the Afro-Frontier (1903-1929) 


More Black bone marrow donors needed


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Myths and facts about bone marrow donation


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SCORE is here to help women small business owners


SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success. Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free and confidential business advice. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

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Why Republicans Are Moving To Fix Elections That Weren't Broken

 

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Major U.S. companies take aim at Georgia's new voting restrictions

MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law - $100 million revenue lost

‘This is Jim Crow’: Biden blasts new Georgia law restricting voting, suggests DOJ could get involved

Warnock: GOP voting restrictions resurrect ‘Jim Crow era’


Buffalo Soldiers in New Mexico


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Buffalo Soldiers played key role in settling New Mexico - You Tube

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1880 census extraction of Buffalo Soldiers


Worst Revolution Ever

Attacking the U.S. Capitol is not an act of patriotism
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100 days after US Capitol insurrection, massive federal inquiry sees progress and roadblocks

New Mexico county commissioner who heads Cowboys for Trump was arrested in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Must Now Stand Up for Democracy at Home and Abroad

Capitol siege was planned online. Trump supporters now planning the next one

There’s a Term for What Happened at the Capitol This Week: ‘Whitelash’

Black Capitol Police officers say they were called the N-word during the Capitol siege
and some officers 'were catering to the rioters'



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In 1982, four Black attorneys filled a void in the New Mexico legal community. There was no entity in place that addressed the particular needs of African American attorneys in the state.

Today, that group of four has now expanded to over 75 attorneys who hold dear to the original tenets of the organization: to conduct a program of continuing legal education for the membership; to improve the method of judicial selection and tenure; to study the needs of the State and community for legislation, and to protect the civil rights of the citizens of the community though the legal profession.

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The 1619 Project details the legacy of slavery in America


Trump blasts 1619 Project on role of Black Americans and proposes his own "1776 commission"

1619 and the Making of America - Library of Congress Symposium

Cowboys for Trump defends ‘go back to Africa’ comments
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#BlackLivesMatter: How to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses

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Ella Baker’s Legacy Runs Deep   Know Her Name

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Meet The New Generation Of Black American Cowboys


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Black Cowboys Are Real

The Forgotten Black Cowboys Of The Wild West

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Africa is home to some 30 percent of the world’s mineral reserves, eight per cent of the world’s natural Gas and 12 per cent of the world’s oil reserves. The continent has 40 percent of the world’s gold and up to 90 percent of its chromium and platinum. The largest reserves of cobalt, diamonds, platinum and uranium in the world are in Africa. It holds 65 per cent of the world’s arable land and ten percent of the planet’s internal renewable fresh water source.

Africa is the richest continent for diamond-mining, accounting for almost half of world production.

So, Why is Africa Still So Poor?

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Although their total numbers in New Mexico were never large, blacks arrived with Spanish explorers and settlers and played active roles in the history of the territory and state.



In No BS, Ivory A. Toldson uses data analysis, anecdotes, and powerful commentary to dispel common myths and challenge conventional beliefs about educating Black children.



Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States.



Do Black Lives Matter to God? takes us on a historical journey through the Bible to illuminate how God sees black people and people of color. This book challenges all educators who have disparaged and ignored the exceptionalism and existence of blacks in the Bible as a way to justify their oppressive beliefs.


It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and even under the sea, in the jungle, and in space, she's chased by a mermaid, monkeys, and poked by aliens...until, finally, Aria has had enough! 


Michelle invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that shaped her.


Nance examines why Putin and his underlings aimed to sabotage the election and how the hacking accomplished a crucial first step for destabilizing the West. 



Sociologist and political commentator Dyson delivers a piercing and wide-ranging analysis of American race relations.



Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience 


"Soul Food Advisor" shares more than 150 family recipes from Big Mama s Neck Bone Soup to Harrell s own low-cholesterol, low-sodium Country Black-eyed Peas and Okra. 



Jones's bestselling memoir is a personal account of growing up in the South as a young gay man who's attempting to find himself while battling rocky relationships with family, friends, and lovers. 


Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation,Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas.


50 Books Every Black Teen Should Read


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