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    Institute of the Black World Conference, Town Hall

    Black leaders and scholars outlined ways minority groups during a Donald Trump administration can protect such civil rights as the right to vote. They spoke at the Institute of the Black…

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    Town Hall on Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    Panelists talked about race relations following the August 9, 2014, police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Topics included…

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    War on Drugs and the African-American Community

    The Institute of the Black World 21st Century held a forum on the impact of the policies of the “War on Drugs” on the African-American community. Speakers included Jesse Jackson and Representative John…

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    The Black Agenda and the 2008 Election

    Bev Smith and Charles Ogletree moderated a panel of African American leaders and academics who spoke about the 2008 presidential election, the significance of President-Elect Obama’s victory, and the potential…

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    Transforming Conditions for Poor Minorities

    As part of an initiative to revitalize America’s “dark ghettos,” participants spoke about investment in urban programs, prison reform, drug policy, ending U.S. military commitment to Iraq,…

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    Black Leadership

    Leaders from the black community spoke about developing a new agenda for minority rights, fostering community leadership, and tools for political action. Among the topics they addressed…

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