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National Parks

Marking the 105th Anniversary of Our National Parks

August 25, 2021 marks the 105th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service (NPS). In a 1916 act signed by President Woodrow Wilson, the federal government established the fundamental mission, philosophy and policies of a group within the U.S. Department of Interior responsible for overseeing the nation’s national parks and monuments.  However, NPS’ …

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Black Business Women Need Resource Equity

Black Business Women Need Equitable Access to Resources

Recent data shared by the Harvard Business Review (HBR) reveals that Black women start more businesses than white men or any other group. Nevertheless, institutional inequities are holding them back from achieving long-term success. The research data undeniably shows that Black women are a force in business. If entrepreneurs are thought to embody confidence in …

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Ending the Pause on Student Loan Payments

Ending the Pause on Student Loan Payments Brings Many Back to a Harsh Reality

The temporary pause on requirements for federal student loan payments that started due to the health and economic crisis is scheduled to end on September 30, 2021. Student loan debt can be crushing, and this pause has been a huge relief for many Americans. In 2020, for the first time in the United States’ history, …

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The Legacy of the Voting Rights Act and the Ongoing Fight for Reform

August 6, 2021 marks the 56th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. The law ensured that state and local governments could not deny American citizens the equal right to vote based on their race, color …

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Black Neighborhoods Register More Businesses in 2020

2020 was an unprecedented year for many people across the United States. Families were separated, millions of people lost their jobs and thousands of companies went out of business. In fact, roughly 200,000 U.S. establishments closed permanently in 2020. By the end of April 2020, the number of active business owners in the United States …

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall Announces 2021-2022 Lineup of Diverse Performances

This week, Carnegie Hall announced its 2021-2022 lineup, which features a broad range of voices and musical talent and promises to bring listeners to “bold new musical worlds.” According to the Carnegie Hall announcement, the lineup will feature Perspectives artists, returning favorites as well as “the world’s finest orchestras and recitalists; a visionary journey to …

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