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UNM alum & Essence magazine founder Ed Lewis back in ABQ to celebrate UNM homecoming

Come hear from UNM Alumnus Ed Lewis, who co-founded Essence Communications, creating one of the country's largest African American multi-media organizations, and who continues to break new ground with Latina, the first lifestyle magazine for U.S. Hispanic women.

As a mentor for a younger generation that shares his desire to create opportunities supporting the needs of entire communities, Lewis has spoken on entrepreneurship at several Ivy League univerisites, including Harvard, Stanford and Yale, as well as, at major companies such as Merrill Lynch, J.C. Penny, Kraft and Kellogg.  

He is also a major supporter and advocate of civic responsibility and serves on a variety of boards ranging from the New York Academy of Medicine to Jazz at the Lincoln Center to Boys and Girls Club of America.

This year, he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame and received the inaugural IPPIES Lifetime Achievement Award from City University of New York’s Journalism School’s Center for Community and Ethnic Media.

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Homecoming Events

One Hundred Women Organization celebrates in Albuquerque

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Location: Poiwdrells BBQ (4th Street)
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Serena Williams wins her 18th Grand Slam title

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California Highway Patrol says officer may face 'serious charges' for beating woman

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Violence Flares in Ferguson After Appeals for Harmony

Ferrguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage - August 31

Hundreds of protesters march to Ferguson police department - August 30

Three Missouri police officers out of jobs in wake of Ferguson protests - August 30

Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests - August 28

Ferguson's election turnout is terrible by design. Here's how to fix it.

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times

Ferguson Police Threaten to Shoot Reporter, Mace Chris Hayes


Chicago Team Draws Attention At Little League World Series

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Chicago's Little League World Series team gets more TV viewers than Cubs, White Sox

Featured Entrepreneur

The Esthetician

Your Skin's Best Friend

Stephanie Britton, Owner Licensed Esthetician

4940 Corrales Rd, Suite 300 - Corrales, NM. 87048


Specializing in facials, chemical peels (exfoliation), special event make-up, face and body waxing. 

Mo'Ne Davis leads Philly Baseball Team to Little League World Series

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APS Pledges to Improve Achievement of Young Men of Color

Albuquerque Public Schools is one of 60 school districts from across the country pledging to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color. The pledge is part of an initiative by the Council of the Great City Schools, the U.S. Department of Education and the White House.

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50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr., others look on. 7/2/64.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Major Features

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California Highway Cop caught on video hitting women in the head repeatedly with his fist

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We lost a legend!
Bobby Womack

March 4, 1944 - June 27,  2014

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Rolling Stone

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Click here to view 2014 Albuquerque Juneteenth photos

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A Few Hot Months of Solidarity and Violence
';Freedom Summer' on PBS Looks Back at 1964

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Freedom Summer - History Channel

Freedom Summer - Wikipedia

Click here to view 2014 Rio Rancho Juneteenth photos

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2014 New Mexico State Track & Field Meet

Albuquerque, NM
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Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91


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Jet magazine's final print issue

Jet magazine 's final print issue has hit news stands

The African-Americans of D-Day

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Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Maya Angelou

Funeral for Maya Angelou Draws Mourners to Winston-Salem

Maya Angelou Poems

The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy

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Michael Jackson's new album Xscape has topped the digital charts in more than 50 countries

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Former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Armand Martin killed during SWAT standoff

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Video capturing moment APD officer shot Armand Martin may not exist

New Albuquerque Police Shooting Exposes Distrust

The United States of SWAT? 

The Free Thought Project


Stanley Cup Playoffs

P. K. Subban

History of Wille O'ree, 1st Black NHL Player

History of Black Players in the NHL

Racist, Slum Lord owner of LA Clippers forced to sell team.

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Editorial: Clippers' owners remarks will outlive him

Donald Sterling: Slumlord Billionaire

Obama plans to expand clemency criteria, thousands of drug offenders could apply

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday that the Department of Justice expects thousands of applications for clemency from non-violent drug offenders as part of the Obama administrations efforts to establish more equitable sentencing practices.

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Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings on Albuquerque Police Department

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TEDxABQ Salon | Protect and Serve ABQ


Report finds KKK, skinheads among six active hate groups in New Mexico

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History Made In Roswell NM: Natasha N. Mackey Is The First Black Female To Be Elected To City Council

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Local Roswell NM resident and business owner Natasha N. Mackey made history last night. She is the first black female elected to serve on the Roswell City Council. She intends to be a "mover and a shaker" and looks forward to being part of the movement to revive Roswell. 

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New Mexico Gospel Best Competition 2014

Sybrina Fulton speaks at University of New Mexico Black History Month brunch

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Celebration March Photos

Albuquerque, NM
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Celebration March Video

Albuquerque, NM
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18th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Commemorative Breakfast

Albuquerque, NM
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The Lottery Scholarship needs to keep the college dream alive and accessible for our New Mexican students and families, especially for those who are undeserved and c ome from lower-income communities.

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NAACP Leader Dr. Harold Bailey Receives 2013 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award 
Congratulations Doc!

Albuquerque FBI Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O. Lee presented the 2013 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award today to Dr. Harold Bailey, president of the Albuquerque chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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Lorinda's Hair and Beauty Supply Customer Appreciation Prize Winner

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Veterans Day 2013: Who Is Richard Overton? Meet The Oldest Living U.S. Military Vet Who Credits Longevity To Whiskey, Cigars

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Brian Urlacher Hero Day

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Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has jersey retired at New Mexico

Tony Dungy offers wisdom, a message of hope to Albuquerque High Bulldogs Football Team

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Black in Santa Fe
Small population, overlooked stories

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

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2013 YAFL Pee Wee Champions - Albuquerque High School

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New Mexico Republican Representative Steve Pearce Tells Furloughed Workers To Take Out Loans To Pay Bills

Sandia Labs preps for Oct. 21 shutdown

Shutdown could force area clinic to close

5 things to know about government shutdown

Editorial: Is government shutdown, the revenge of the South

2-Minute Video explains Debt Ceiling & Deficit

The Health Insurance Marketplace is up and running!

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New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange

Obamacare Facts

Editorial: Obamacare is here. Get used to it.

El Patron Meet & Greet


El Patron Restraunt - Albuquerque, NM
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50th Anniversary of Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bombing by Ku Klux Klan that killed four girls

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Better Diabetes Control in 15 Minutes or Less

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7 rip-offs you need to know about

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Leaders of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington

A. Philip Randolph - Martin Luther King Jr. - Roy Wilkens - Whitney Young
John Lewis - James Farmer

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Stop and Frisk

Web definitions
  1. Frisking (also called a patdown or pat down) is a search of a person's outer clothing wherein a police officer or other law enforcement agent runs his or her hands along the outer garments to detect any concealed weapons.

Trayvon Martin Rally
Sponsored by National Council of Negro Women

Sunday, August 11, 2013 - Albuquerque, NM Civic Plaza - Photo provided by: Ronnie Wallace

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Check out Albuquerque's very talented Michael Hearndon

Michael's Black Planet Site

Michael's Fat City Bio

Nexus Brewery
Meet & Greet

June 10, 2013
Nexus Brewery - 4730 Pan American East Fwy - Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Congratulations Ariel Kokoricha,. the 2013 New Mexico Spelling Bee Champion!!

Ariel Kokoricha, of Clovis, won the New Mexico Spelling Bee. The 10-year-old correctly spelled “legato” to win the bee. Ariel represented New Mexico at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Albuquerque, NM Chapter

President Obama Unveils Statue of Rosa Parks

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The New Black Pioneers

Zora Neale Hurston, right, is lauded as one of the most important writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Her work as an author was strongly influenced by her anthropological studies of the Caribbean and the American South. Today, director Ava DuVernay carries on the tradition of mixing art with cultural documentation. Her award-winning film, "Middle of Nowhere," follows the struggles of an African-American woman whose husband is incarcerated.

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The 2013 list of Black Billionaires

Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote tops list

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Career Training That Works!

At Albuquerque Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at NO COST to them or their families!

If you are looking for a better quality of life and are willing to dedicate yourself to our life changing program, Albuquerque Job Corps is the place for you!

Young people interested in joining Job Corps are invited to visit the Job Corps Recruiting Web site or call (800) 733-JOBS today!

For general information on the Job Corps program, please see the Official Job Corps Public Web Site.

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African Native Americans: We are still here!

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The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico

The Olmec flourished during Mesoamerica's Formative period, dating roughly from as early as 1500 BCE to about 400 BCE. Pre-Olmec cultures had flourished in the area since about 2500 BCE, but by 1600-1500 BCE Early Olmec culture had emerged centered around the San Lorenzo Tenochtitl?n site near the coast in southeast Veracruz. They were the first Mesoamerican civilization and laid many of the foundations for the civilizations that followed. Among other "firsts", the Olmec appeared to practice ritual bloodletting and played the Mesoamerican ballgame, hallmarks of nearly all subsequent Mesoamerican societies. The most familiar aspect of the Olmecs is their artwork, particularly the aptly named "colossal heads". The Olmec civilization was first defined through artifacts which collectors purchased on the pre-Columbian art market in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Olmec artworks are considered among ancient America's most striking.

Younger diabetes diagnoses may mean earlier strokes

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African Legends Website

American Dream Movement

Van Jones, Founder American Dream Movement

A new movement is rising all across America to fight back. It was born among the teachers, students, firefighters and nurses of Wisconsin who took over their Capitol to stop Governor Walker?s power grab. Now it?s spreading as millions of other Americans?inspired by the events in Madison, Wisconsin?stand up to say ?No? to right-wing attacks on the middle class.

Van Jones called this new wave of energy the ?American Dream Movement.? It?s growing stronger by the day, and it?s not going away until Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities.



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