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Week of August 31 - September 6, 2017
 
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The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement
 
 
At a time when divide-and-conquer politics are exacerbating racial strife and economic inequality, Rev. Barber offers an impassioned, historically grounded argument that Moral Mondays are hard evidence of an embryonic Third Reconstruction in America.

The first Reconstruction briefly flourished after Emancipation, and the second Reconstruction ushered in meaningful progress in the civil rights era. But both were met by ferocious reactionary measures that severely curtailed, and in many cases rolled back, racial and economic progress.
 
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When You Educate a Girl, You Educate a Nation
 
Many of the girls have remarkably not allowed this hugely traumatic ordeal to diminish their determination.
 
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The NNPA Issues Call to Support Gulf Area Residents
 
The National Newspaper Publishers Association issued an urgent national call for support after Harvey hit Texas.
 
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GDN Book Features: Empowering Our Communities
 
There are several ideas on empowering underserved communities that historically have gained consensus.
 
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Job Centers Offer Little Help for the Unemployed
 
One-Stop Job Centers are complicit in facilitating unemployed workers’ downward mobility. The “right” way to job search.
 
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The Opioid Epidemic Is Finally a National Emergency
 
Overdose deaths in the U.S. have tripled since 2000, with 52,404 deaths in 2015, 65,000 for 2016 early estimates say.
 
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Charlottesville: A Step in Our Long Arc Toward Justice
 
African-American political participation across the South lead to progressive public policies in voting and civil rights.
 
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Psalm 119:114-115 (The Living Bible)

114: You are my refuge and my shield, and your promises are my only source of hope.

115: Begone, you evil-minded men! Don’t try to stop me from obeying God’s commands.
 
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