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What does it mean to be a Black American on July 4th? We asked 12 community leaders


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Albuquerque, NM

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UNM greats face NMSU greats at The Pit


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Laura Torres-Reyes is One of the First Black Women Competitive Shooters


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Erika Alexander (Living Single, Get Out, Run The World) and Whitney Dow (Two Towns of Jasper, I Sit Where I Want, The Whiteness Project) use their unique storytelling skills and experiences to explore the argument for and against the controversial topic of reparations for Black Americans.

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Iman Shumpert Launches New Podcast With His Brother Ahrii, Exploring What It Means to Be A Black Man Today


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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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New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition (NMBMHC)


7 Common Health Concerns African Americans Should Monitor


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The New Mexico State Personnel Office Summer Internship Program offers high school, college and graduate students valuable work experience and the opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals and to develop work-related skills.

Becoming an intern with the State of New Mexico is a great way to engage in career exploration, career planning, and networking, and is a great way to build professional connections and references. Internships can be a stepping-stone on the path to future professional achievement and success.

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Over 1,000 drivers caught after Albuquerque implements speed cameras


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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 Laws and Penalties

How to Open and Run a Cannabis Dispensary in New Mexico

Cannabis Retail Licensing

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Federal Cannabis Legalization



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The History of Student Activism at HBCUs


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Free at-home COVID testing kits available to all New Mexicans


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 Albuquerque Museum Honors Legacy of First African American Families to Homestead

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Featured Business

DJ Brown
Owner: Donald Brown


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

Phone: (505) 453-1959
Email: db7518@msn.com


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)


‘If You Can Bring 95,000 Afghans…’: Sunny Hostin Calls Out U.S. Government for Mistreatment of Haitian Migrants While Pointing Out Benefits Given to Other Groups


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Haitian mistreatment at border was like a scene from Django — America, do better

Why America keeps turning its back on Haitian migrants


The oldest living American veteran of World War II dies at 112


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A. Philip Randolph
Labor and Civil Rights Legend


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A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.  A. Philip Randolph 

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Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.A. Philip Randolph


More Black bone marrow donors needed


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Myths and facts about bone marrow donation


Featured Entrepreneur

Owner: Adam Jacobs
12 Unser Blvd SE, Ste. H

Rio Rancho, NM 81724
Phone: 505.750.8804
Email: bpsa.abq@gmail.com

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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’


Fred Hampton interviewed by ABC News - October 9th 1969


Buffalo Soldiers in New Mexico


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

Buffalo Soldiers in New Mexico - You Tube

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'



Featured Organization

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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What is the Black New Mexico Movement 

After hundreds of years of watching black people killed at the hands of law enforcement, Black New Mexico Movement stands up against police brutality, calling for a complete reform and accountability for those that are charged with protecting us. Through solidarity, we strive to use love, unity, and genuine community to push the needle towards true change with the voices of black, Indigenous, and all people of color.

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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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Ella Baker Quotes


Meet The New Generation Of Black American Cowboys


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Black Cowboys Are Real

The Forgotten Black Cowboys Of The Wild West

Bill Pickett Rodeo


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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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