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The Iota Psi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. facilitates a comprehensive mentoring program for high school males within the Albuquerque community. This program is called the ALPHA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (AMP).

AMP is designed to address the academic, social, and cultural needs of young minority high school males. Members of the AMP initiative are mentored closely throughout their first and second years of high school in academic excellence, community awareness, and cultural activism. In subsequent high school years (Junior and Senior), the young men continue participation in the program as student mentors and role models for the subsequent entering mentees. All AMP students will build positive relationships with male role models from under-represented populations that will impact their academic performance, community consciousness, and advocacy efforts for all.

 It will take place every other Tuesday for the rest of the school year, with opportunities for continuing mentorship.

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Iota Psi Lambda Chapter

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity History

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2023 APS School Board Election – Who’s running?

Santa Fe School Board Ballot Set

Coco Gauff wins the US Open for her first Grand Slam title

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Resources for New Mexicans affected by Cancer

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The Group of 20 (G20) welcomes African Union as permanent member at Delhi summit

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What is the G20

Thanks to funding from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy has made available more than $53 million in the past year to New Mexico’s state and local governments to invest in energy efficiency and grid resilience.

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Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.

Have We Forgotten the True Meaning of Labor Day?

5 Black Leaders that Shaped the Labor Movement

5 Black-Led Labor Unions That Have Paved The Way For Black Workers’ Rights

Department of Labor

Thousands march to mark the 60th anniversary of MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech

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How New Mexico's fake electors could have a role in former President Trump's indictment

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New Mexico’s fake electors need to explain themselves

New Mexico Buffalo Soldiers  Motorcycle Club honor  Buffalo Soldiers buried at the Historic Fairview Cemetery

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Jesse Jackson: A Well-Deserved Salute To Our Champion For Equal Opportunity
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Path to Homeownership

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Ciara, Chris Brown Throw A Mobile Party In “How We Roll” Video

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Jordan Byrd's Courage to Soar: Athlete Adventurers 

Book Signing in Albuquerque

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New Florida standards teach students that some Black people benefited from slavery because it taught useful skills

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Civil rights leaders, activists, address Florida education standards for teaching African American history

Gov. Ron DeSantis defends blocking African American studies course in Florida schools

Scholar who drafted Florida's slavery teaching standards once implicated in alleged kidnapping

Biden administration launches new income-driven student debt repayment plan

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Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan Request

Republican led Supreme Court ends affirmative action in college admissions

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White women benefit most from affirmative action. So why do they oppose it?

 Factoring in donors and legacy applications is still fine

What Are Legacy Admissions?

Ketanji Brown Jackson Torches Clarence Thomas for Bulls--t Take on Affirmative Action

Pro Football Hall of Famers lead practice with Highland High School  players

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Black People Are Flooding to Black-Owned Social App “Spill”

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Settlements with NMSU Basketball Players cost $8 million

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The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

50 Years of Hip-Hop: The Producers Who Made It Happen

Hip-Hop’s 50-Year Influence on Black Men’s Health


Tina Turner

Tina Turner(1939-2023)

10 Major Milestones


Jim Brown, all-time NFL great and social activist, dead at 87

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Hall of Fame

Hollywood Career

City to rename park in honor of Bennie Hargrove

On Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 12:30 pm, Washington Middle School Park (1101 Park Avenue SW) will be renamed in honor of Bennie Hargrove, the 13-year-old who was shot on the grounds of the Park as he tried to resolve a dispute between two of his school colleagues. The Community is invited to remember Bennie's kindness, and his efforts to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in trying to address controversy without violence.


ChatGPT Website

What Is Chat GPT? – Everything You Need to Know

Black Real  Estate Podcast is Teaching Entrepreneurs how to own Property

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Governor signs House Bill 9, the Bennie Hargrove Gun Safety Act

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Las Cruces man sues police for shooting at him 90 times 

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Albuquerque resident Jon Jones' MMA GOAT Credentials Confirmed with Heavyweight Championship Win

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Jones is back, bigger and ready to make his case as ‘greatest ever’

Dr. Harold Bailey - A New Mexico Legacy of Activism 

Q&A Moderated by Hakim Bellamy

February 23, 2023
Albuquerque, NM

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Push for change paved way for future Lobos

New Mexico Black Business Summit 

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1867: A Snapshot of the Military Occupation of New Mexico

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Buffalo Soldiers in New Mexico

Bob Foster one of the greatest light heavyweight boxing champs grew up in Albuquerque

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The first Black settlement in New Mexico was founded in 1903

The first all-black settlement in New Mexico was incorporated in 1903 and occupied until the mid-1920s by up to 300 people. Blackdom had a school, post office and several churches during this time. 

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Significance of the Afro-Frontier (1903-1929)

New Mexico #6 Most Diverse State

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The First African American Lawyer: Macon Bolling Allen

Born on August 4, 1816, Macon Bolling Allen (born Allen Macon Bolling) taught himself how to read and write before becoming a school teacher. At the age of 28, in 1844, he passed the Maine Bar in Portland and became the first African American attorney.

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These 12 careers are your best chance to get a job in 2023

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Social Media For Older Adults

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The Dos and Don'ts of Social Media

Black men get real about mental health: ‘There’s so much pressure’

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House Democrats pick Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Nancy Pelosi, the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress

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Revealed: top US corporations raising prices on Americans even as profits surge

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Corporate Profits Surge to an All-Time High of $2 Trillion

You Are Being Lied to About Inflation | Robert Reich

US Corporate Profits Soar With Margins at Widest Since 1950

U.S. companies post their biggest profit growth in decades by jacking up prices during the pandemic

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Community Conversation about Fentanyl - October 13, 2022

Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque hosted a fentanyl summit as an introduction to an extensive fentanyl awareness campaign that immersed the community in an education process to combat this life-ending and family-shattering drug.


What Every Parent and Caregiver Needs to Know About FAKE PILLS

Federal government taken to court for reworking Black farmers debt relief program

Black farmers speak out against the 'festering wound' of racism in agriculture

6 Foods to Skip After 50

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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.

New Mexico’s labor movement is alive and well

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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

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

At Blerdcon, Black nerds see themselves and find their tribe

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Erasing Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

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New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition (NMBMHC)

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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Young Black Professionals of Albuquerque

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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.

Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs—creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.

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! 

An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author’s interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative.

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.

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