Running the Race

Kesha Hodge Washington is running for election to the Phoenix City Council to represent District 8 in Arizona. She is on the ballot in the general runoff election on March 14, 2023. She advanced from the general election on November 8, 2022.

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By Mike Dean The National Recreation and Park Ethnic Minority Society (NRPEMS) held its annual awards luncheon Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Renaissance Hotel in…

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5 Things To Do With Your First Paycheck

Getting your first paycheck is an exciting experience and an opportunity to kickstart your financial journey. Mapping out your short and long-term financial goals early on will allow you to build a strong foundation for your future. “That first paycheck is such a great moment…

Community Banking To Community Building

Juneteenth is a day like no other. It is both a celebration of freedom and a reminder ofthe work that still must be done to bring about a more equitable society. As we recognize Juneteenth this year, now is the…

Why The Habit Of Saving Is Key To Becoming Financially Healthier

Savings is a foundational piece to financial health since research has found that unexpected expenses, like car repairs, can become a hardship when people don’t have access to emergency savings funds. “When it comes to saving, the most important thing to…
New research shows that when words like “felon” and “inmate” are used in media reporting about the criminal justice system, it biases readers against incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and convicted people. Drop the harmful labels. Put #PeopleFirst.
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Deontay Wilder Set to Make Return to Ring Against ‘The Nordic Nightmare’

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr.Alabama NewsCenter When former heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder eventually looks back on Phase 2 of his fighting career, he expects he will have followed the mantra of Frank Sinatra. I did it my way. “Even in my first reign, a lot of it was my way,” the Tuscaloosa native said. “But this right…

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HBCU Football Preview: Tuskegee U. to Face Legendary HBCU Coach on Sat.

By Donald Hunt Special to the Times Tuskegee University is on a roll. The Golden Tigers have won their last two games against West Alabama and Allen University respectively. Tuskegee University (2-2) will travel to Clark Atlanta (1-3) on Saturday, Oct. 1 with some momentum and hopes of winning its third consecutive game. The kickoff…

The Woman King Rules At Box Office For Opening

By Dwight Brown, NNPA The mighty women of the Agojie were warriors. From the 1600s to1800s in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey this all-female military regiment gallantly fought their empire’s enemies. Film fans first glimpsed the Dahomey Amazon legacy in the Marvel movie Black Panther, where the Dora Milaje special forces in the fictional…

Black Web Fest Awards $20K+ To Black Creators

(prnewswire) atlanta – In April, Black Web Fest – a nonprofit organization highlighting Black creators – launched the Black Web Fest x Web Monetization program to educate creators about web monetization. Through the program, the organization provides several independent Black filmmakers unrestricted grant funding and marketing support. According to an article by the Americans for the Arts,…

Tempe To Launch New BIPOC Micro Manufacturing Program

Tempe-based micro-manufacturing businesses owned by BIPOC entrepreneurs will get a boost from a series of first-ever federal and local grants under a new program being created by the City of Tempe. At its Sept. 8 regular meeting, the Tempe City Council approved contracts to support Black, Indigenous and people of color micro-manufacturers with business consulting…


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