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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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NAACP Commends American Airlines on Plan for Change

In a meeting last week, the NAACP and several  civil rights organizations agreed with American Airlines on a package of ...
Social Justice

Poetry Corner: Be Free

I remember as a kid I use to stick my middle fingers up to Uncle Sam, Just hanging with my ...
CommunityPolitics

Charlottesville and Common-Sense Gun Solutions

By the Rev. Amanda Hendler-Voss My son points the stick like he’s just back from the shooting range.  “Pow,” he ...
CommunityCrime & Investigation

All Charges Dismissed Against 15 Black Men Who Were Framed ...

The Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois has dropped all charges against 15 men who combined had 18 convictions. All ...
CommunityPolitics

L.A. Housing: Over 40 L.A. Groups Unite for a Summit ...

“Resist Gentrification Action Summit” will take place Saturday, December 2 at Audubon Middle School in Leimert Park, Los Angeles LOS ...
Community

Real Life Urban Super Hero DangerMan Honors Community Activists At ...

America’s Real-Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will once again honor the heroics of local community activists at the 2nd Annual ...
Editorial, OpinionSocial Justice

Poetry Corner: Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims were extended a kind hand and fed by the occupants of this nameless land, the morning after you ...