Lisa Olivia Fitch

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SBA grants awarded

Encourages small businesses to think on global scale

With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside of the United States, many local small businesses are missing out on a huge market.

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Empowerment Congress considers chaos or community

Cornel West delivers keynote address

Justice is indivisible. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. And wherever I see injustice, I’m going to take a stand against it whether it’s in Mississippi or in Vietnam.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Clinical trials set for breakthrough sickle cell gene therapy technique

Using the patients’ own bone marrow

When you think sickle cell disease, you think of a crippling, painful, life-shortening disease that affects some in the Black community.

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‘One Night in Miami …’ after the big Ali fight

The boxer, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and Jim Brown come together on stage

I must admit, I was not really a big Muhammad Ali fan when I was young. Coming from a Catholic upbringing where quiet humbleness was next to godliness, I guess I thought him too flamboyant, loud and a braggart.

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The church: surviving the recession

It has taken a beating financially in the African American community, but a strong legacy remains

When it comes to crises, the African American community, like other communities, can usually count on assistance from the Red Cross, local government agencies and the church. But with the Great Recession forcing some churches to shutter their doors, is that lifeline in jeopardy?

The church: surviving the recession

When it comes to crises, the African American community, like other communities, can usually count...

Pan African Film Festival: a year-round quest for the best

Carter G. Woodson's initial 1926 "Negro History Week" included both the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln...

Enduring lessons for young lovers

"That we arrived at 50 years together is due as much to luck as to...

Kamala D. Harris: in search of justice

After winning what was described as a "razor close" election for California attorney general in...

A full plate

"A single bracelet does not jingle"--proverb, Congo Yams, rice, corn, black-eyed peas, peanuts,...

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