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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


Radio Host Joe Madison Is Going on Hunger Strike Until Senate Passes Voting Rights Bill


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The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 (H.R. 4) is proposed legislation that would restore and strengthen parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, certain portions of which were struck down by two United States Supreme Court decisions of Shelby County v. Holder and Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee.  Particularly, it would restore the Voting Rights Act's requirement that certain states pre-clear certain changes to their voting laws with the federal government. It was re-introduced in the 117th Congress, and is named after late Georgia Representative and voting rights activist John Lewis.

H.R.4 - John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021

Senate Republicans block John Lewis voting rights bill in key vote


ABQ baker continues to push herself


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The Battle Over Critical Race Theory (feat. Kimberlé Crenshaw) | The Daily Show



Harder They Fall Filmed in New Mexico

The Real Black Cowboys That Inspired Netflix's The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall' Honors Chadwick Boseman at Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad


New Mexico prepares rollout of Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11


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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.


Roswell native, DonTrell Moore inducted into the UNM Ring of Honor


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College Stats


Republican lawyer outed after his mom says a school book scared him so much Virginia should vote GOP to ban books


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NNMC opens New Mexico's college hoops season with win 


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Bubba Wallace wins at Talladega, becomes second Black driver to win NASCAR Cup race

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A Long Road' to Get to Bubba Wallace's NASCAR Win at Talladega


‘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


Families of missing Black and brown people are frustrated with 'Missing White Women Syndrome'


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Students fight back against book ban that includes Rosa Parks, Malala and Sesame Street


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Country music star Mickey Guyton opens up about running away from her blackness


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America’s oldest living WWII vet Lawrence Brooks celebrates 112th birthday


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Oldest living World War II veteranLawrence Brooks , 112, receives new uniform


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


James B. Lewis, former state treasurer of New Mexico
2021 National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT)
Hall of Fame Inductee 


Shown above, left to right: incoming President Richard Eckstrom (SC), immediate past president Elaine Howle (CA),
David R. Bean, James B. Lewis, David A. Vaudt, and Kinney Poynter.

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James B. Lewis Wikipedia

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Covid Know More


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Health Equity Considerations and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

New Mexico to re-implement indoor mask mandate; vaccinations required in hospitals, congregate settings


Pamelya Herndon appointed to NM House seat vacated by Rep. Melanie Stansbury


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PamelyaHerndon.com


Storytellers of Las Cruces president wins national award


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Juneteenth Celebration

June 18-20
Civic Plaza - Albuquerque, NM




Black Morticians dying in record numbers because of COVID-19


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Voting Rights Tour Raises Awareness Across The South On Its Way To D.C.


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With freedom rides and ‘states’ rights’ refrains, old times in America are not forgotten

On 'Freedom Riders' 60th anniversary, voting activists ask Biden to do more




More Black bone marrow donors needed


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Myths and facts about bone marrow donation


Featured Entrepreneur

Owner: Adam Jacobs
Phone: 505.750.8804
Email: bpsa.abq@gmail.com

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At Black Point Shooting Academy, we strive to provide safe and quality instructions in self-defense firearm basics whether in the classroom or on the shooting range. 

We focus on basic shooting fundamentals while observing the basic firearm safety rules. Feel comfortable in a small class setting and gain confidence by improving your shooting and gun handling skills.

Classes

* Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan 
* Self-Defense Firearm Basic
* The Legal Use of Force
* Violent Encounters and Their Aftermaths
* Gear and Gadgets (belts, holsters, etc.)
* Basic and Advanced Skills
* USCCA Basic Handgun Shooting
* Private: Handgun Cleaning

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I took the Black Point Shooting Academy basic firearms training, Wow...what a great experience. Adam was my instructor, he was thorough, knowledgeable and patient. The hands-on training was fantastic. I learned a lot and I feel more confident handling my gun.  

If you need some firearm training, I would highly recommend Black Point Shooting Academy.

Dee G.


New efforts to increase low percentage of African Americans getting vaccinated in New Mexico

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New Mexico lawmakers forming panel for redistricting see strong interest


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Redistricting committee lacks hoped for cultural and geographic diversity

Redistricting in New Mexico

10 Things You Should Know About Redistricting


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’


Protest against Asian American violence held in downtown Albuquerque

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The Atlanta Shootings Fit Into a Long Legacy of Anti-Asian Violence in America

There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year

The History of Anti-Asian-American Violence


Republican Leader Asks Black Nominee  "Can You Represent Other Cultures?"


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Definition of the Red, Yellow, Green and Turquoise levels

Frequently Asked Questions

NM Department of Health COVID-19 stats and interactive map 

How New Mexico compares with the rest of the country


Black Story // Black Song

History Through The African American Lens


In each chapter of Black Story//Black Song you will find a video about the individual subject, a bio about the presenter, a lesson plan to guide you through some activities related to the subject, and links to Youtube videos, books, and websites to help you dive deeper into these topics.

Click here to Videos and learn more about Earthseed Black Arts Alliance New Mexico


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'






Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart
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Top Must-Dos in 2021 to maintain your physical and mental well-being

City of Albuquerque Opens New Minority Business Development Center

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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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Local Black Owned Businesses

BlackBusiness.com

50+ Black-Owned Businesses to Shop Now and Forever

We Buy Black website

Toys Like Me


New APD program aims to connect with local groups
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A 108-year barrier falls as N.M. gets first Black senator - Harold Pope Jr.
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What is Black Men XCEL (BMX)
BMX is a groundbreaking leadership excellence conference for black men who are a valuable and necessary pool of talent for the success of companies, industries, communities and the nation, supported and amplified by the robust multimedia activations of Black Enterprise, including digital, video and social.

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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.

Black New Mexico Movement (Facebook)



12-Year-Old MENSA Member Starts Sophomore Year of College: ‘I Just Grasp Information Quickly’

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These little Black geniuses have the highest IQs ever in the world


Black New Mexico Movement and Blue Lives Matter protesters rally in Rio Rancho
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Sandia National Labs pauses all inclusion and diversity training

Sandia National Laboratories has paused all inclusion and diversity training in the wake of a memo from the Trump administration that called such sessions “divisive, un-American propaganda.”

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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


UNM football players condemn Urlacher’s post

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City of Albuquerque Human Rights Board In Discussions Regarding Banning Memorials Established In Celebration of a Violation of The Customary International Law Of Human Rights

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Dream Hustle Code Wants to Teach 1,000 Minority Students to Code

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Los Lunas tries out new solar technology 

Wiltech Energy founder and CEO Oswald Wilson, left, stands in front of the “vertical polygen” solar tower installed at the Los Lunas recycling center with Stephen Yavorski Sr. of Airmet Metalworks in New Jersey, which built parts for the system.

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Cowboys for Trump defends ‘go back to Africa’ comments
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One Albuquerque Fund, Mayor Keller Announce Initiatives to Invest in the Black Community

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Featured Organization

African American Cultural Association

The AACA works in conjunction with Albuquerque Public Schools to provide academic, cultural, and social support to low-income children in grades Kindergarten through 9th grade. Because these children are at-risk for academic failure and behavioral issues, their success or failure makes a major impact on the community. Through the Community Academic Initiative Resource, the Association works to align the students' academic needs in math, language arts, and science to meet APS standards, as well as provide programs to address Health/Wellness, Drugs/Alcohol, and Life Skills Training. 

Types of Support AACA Provides
Academic Support - Tutoring - Youth Suicidal Prevention - Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Food - Clothing & Blankets - School Supplies - Shelter Vouchers - You can Lend a Helping Hand

Ways to Contribute
Make a Donation - Donate New Clothing - Donate School Supplies 

Ways to Volunteer
Mentor - Tutor - Host a Fundraiser - Become a Grant Writer

Contact the African American Cultural Association
Phone: 505-256-8306
Email: lovejjl@aol.com
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Black Wealth in America Hardly Exists
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Racial Wealth Gap in the United States       Is There a Way to Close It and Fill the Divide?


Black Wealth Financial is creating a movement to empower and improve the financial lives of young professionals struggling with debt and financial anxieties; through financial planning, education, and guidance.

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How Do Black People Spend Their Money?
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#BlackLivesMatter: How to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses

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SOIL STORIES with guest Eugene Pickett

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Ella Baker’s Legacy Runs Deep   Know Her Name

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Ella Baker Quotes


Floyd Mayweather is the Highest-Paid Athlete of the Decade


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William Mabry III (UNM Law School) sworn in as Associate Judge with

the San Carlos Apache Tribe


San Carlo Apache Website


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.



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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