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OURstory: Michael Anderson, NASA African American Astronaut
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OURstory must be shared at all times of the year, not just in February. I think it is important that our young people challenge themselves in K-12 with science and math classes. Perhaps it will help if this blog shares examples of African American role models who used their knowledge of science and math to create exciting futures for themselves.For example, Did you know that a young brother name
 
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Kwanzaa: Kujichagulia ('Self-Determination')
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Habari Gani? Kujichagulia!Day 2.  December 27 To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.The second principle in the Nguzo Saba calls for us to spend less time worried about what 'THEY' are thinking and more time focused on our own decisions. We can't waste our time trying to live up to the expectations of others. We must value the importance of our own
 
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Village Tip: 15 Ideas to Improve Your Networking
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I have shared tips on 'The Art of Networking' in the past. I thought that the time was right to be more specific. Here are 15 things you should *DO* if you want to make your networking work!Do ask for what you want.  No one is there to take care of you.  Anticipate that contacts may say 'No' and don't be offended if they do.Do be business-like ... always!Do circulate at meetings. 
 
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Kwanzaa: Ujima ('Collective Work and Responsibility')
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Habari Gani? Ujima!Day 3, December 28To come together to build and maintain our communities.None of us walks alone. Especially in the Black community. We need to realize that we stand on the shoulders of others. Celebrating the Nguzo Saba principle, 'Ujima', gives us a chance to reflect on those that helped us reach our current platform. We can pay homage to our parents, grandparents, siblings, te
 
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OURstory: Lynching in America
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Some of the most graphic photographs that I've ever seen in my life contained the images of Black men people being lynched. Collector James Allen uncovered an extraordinary visual legacy: photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings throughout America. He published these photographs in his book Without Sanctuary. You can experience the images as a flash movie with narrative comments b
 
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OURstory: Martin Luther King Day
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Today's date is significant because it is Martin Luther King Day. The official holiday, on the third Monday of January, began in 1986. It was the first new American holiday since 1948, when Memorial Day was created as a "prayer for peace" day. Also it was only the second national holiday in the twentieth century (the other was Veterans Day, created as Armistice Day in 1926 to honor those who died
 
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Less Than 48 Hours to Enroll
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You have less than 48 hours left to enroll before deadline day.Take the next step and submit your application today. It’s easier than ever to apply this year – you can even do it on your mobile device.Over 9.9 million people have already signed up, and 8 out of 10 people who enroll save money on their monthly premiums.There’s no better time: Go to HealthCare.gov and find the plan that’s ri
 
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The 'loud, furious' world of Nigeria's free readers - CNN
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The 'loud, furious' world of Nigeria's free readersCNNLagos, Nigeria (CNN) It's a unique world where friendships are forged, deals struck and more than the occasional argument breaks out. Welcome to Nigeria's free readers associations -- where mostly young men gather around newspaper vendors to read the ...and more »
 
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Nigeria Elections: Commonwealth interim report out Monday - Premium Times
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Premium TimesNigeria Elections: Commonwealth interim report out MondayPremium TimesThe Commonwealth Observer Group said on Saturday that it would issue an interim statement on the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Monday. The leader of the group and former Malawian president, Bakili Muluzi, said this in a statement he ...and more »
 
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Nigeria: INEC approves postponement of elections in some areas - Premium Times
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Premium TimesNigeria: INEC approves postponement of elections in some areasPremium TimesThe Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approved the postponement to Sunday of elections in some polling units where accreditation was challenging. Two of the polling units affected by such postponement are at Iyalla Street in Alausa, ...Nigeria steers Africa further along the path of true
 
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