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Republicans think that the NAACP is the only voice in the black community. It is a voice, but it’s not the only voice.

Our stories will only be accurate when WE tell them. Purposely Awakened provides community news that uplifts OUR community. We uplift our people in a positive light; hence, some topics that we cover are events, non-profts, grand openings, and the list goes on.

The Black Community is Black America. Members of Black America are citizens of the United States of America. Also they are citizens of the states, counties, cities and municipalities in which they reside. It is a concept that goes far beyond the color of one’s skin; an experience of being Black in the United States. It’s a society whose culture is waiting to be re-defined. This definition or concept is not designed to ignore other Blacks in the Americas, but to evolve the strength and power of Blacks as citizens of the United States of America. Too often Blacks in the United States function as if they are not citizens.

Black Consciousness seeks to infuse the black community with a new-found pride in themselves, their efforts, their value systems, their culture, their religion and their outlook to life.

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How Long Until We Protect Children, Not Guns?!

I truly believed at the time that these shocking and horrific murders would finally force our elected leaders to put ...
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FedEx Hires First African-American Woman Pilot

In 1992, a 20-year-old African-American woman stepped into an airplane's cockpit for the first time. Recently, she recalled the day ...
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25 Years of Renegade Poetics

When Frank X Walker coined the culturally encompassing term "Affrilachian" twenty-five years ago, he had no idea the group of ...
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Navy Veteran Garland D. Lewis Sr. Discusses ‘The Truth Behind ...

Garland D. Lewis Sr. served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After finishing two tours of service and ...
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Poetry Corner: Boyz N Da Hood

From my moments of pain look how far I came.   Once a young wild beast so easy to be ...
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Poetry Corner: Always Business Never Personal

Everything they've done was for the loot, All their lies, propaganda, and misinforming myself and you.   Like Garvey said we're ...
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LoveUnityEquality.com Kicks Off Nationwide Movement to End Police Brutality, Racism

Fighting racism and police brutality and improving neglected and impoverished areas, Ed Hudson a.k.a. EdLove the founder of Love Unity ...
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Poetry Corner: Huey Revere

My gifts and talents are of those I’ll always savor, Never would I think a dollar determined if I would ...
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Poetry Corner: Do The Right Thing

All that remain are memories of struggle of pain. I remember times sitting at the table cutting and bagging getting ...