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Former state representative Lenton Malry honored at the state Roundhouse


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Estevanico, also known as Esteban de Dorantes and Estevanico the Moor, was the first person of African descent to explore North America


Estevanico was a black slave who participated in an exploration from Mexico into North America in 1540. During his explorations he discovered the territory that would become Arizona and New Mexico.

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Young Black Americans Making History In 2024


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America's Next Racing Hero Is Black, and His Name Is Myles Rowe
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Office of African American Affairs

         New Mexico Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 2024
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R.I.P.
Joe Madison
The Black Eagle

Joe Madison, radio host and activist, dies at 74


Joe Madison Shares Knowledge


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Carl Weathers, Who Played Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky’ Movies, Dies at 76


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David Steward ended 2023 as the Black entrepreneur with the biggest gain of $4.51 billion


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New Mexico’s permanent absentee voter list goes into effect


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Black Americans should receive $333k each in ‘creative’ slavery reparation scheme, says Democrat

New York to Consider Reparations for Descendants of Enslaved People

Rep. Cori Bush introduces bill on reparations for Black Americans


 


Gary Payton Comes to Española


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Shopping Bargains


17 Deal Sites

TrueTrae -  A Consumer's Best Friend

Deal News

The 6 Best Coupon Websites


Congratulations Nichole!

Nichole Rogers wins runoff election, becomes first Black woman to serve on ABQ City Council


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African American Veterans: A History of Heroism


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Study Shows Black Veterans Were Denied VA Benefits More Than W/Veterans



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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Girls in Tech 


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People whose actions haunted Black Americans for decades


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List of The Worst Black Conservatives


Biden makes history by joining striking auto workers on the picket line


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More big strikes loom, with thousands of health care and casino workers set to walk off the job

How 'strike culture' took hold in the US in 2023


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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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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Gov. directs lawmakers to consider fake elector crimes

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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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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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


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.


   

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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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New Mexico #6 Most Diverse State


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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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Wikipedia


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)


David "Happy Jack" Jackson
How a Black Man Created a Legacy in New Mexico


David L. “Happy Jack” Jackson (aka Jack), who moved to the mining boomtown of White Oaks, New Mexico (NM) in 1897. Jack’s story in NM during its early statehood has found a way to radiate a message, over a century later, about the life and conditions of the early Black New Mexican homesteaders.

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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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Thomas Edison tried to take credit for a device created by a Black American inventor


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Navy will name a new ship for the ‘human tugboat,’  
Charles Jackson French a forgotten WWII hero


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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.

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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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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.


50 Books Every Black Teen Should Read


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