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Nonprofits leverage community roots-bases in attempt to register voters and get them to the Polls

With American civil discourse and liberties under assail, nonprofits are doing civic engagement around voting to get people’s voices heard. Heartland Workers Center runs a large Get Out the Vote (GOTV) machine. Center Executive Director Sergio Sosa senses great urgency from HWC’s Latino base for the Nov. 6 midterm general elections. “The current political climate […]

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Cleveland’s ‘Serial’ Spotlight

Season 3 of the Serial podcast is under way and it’s (once again) engrossing and addictive while it shines a much-needed light on issues that are frustrating and appalling.  This time listeners will be enlightened at Serial‘s deep look inside the Cleveland judicial system that also will leave them disgusted at the racism, incompetence and outright graft that […]

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Coming home is sweet for media giant Cathy Hughes

Sweet nostalgia flowed when Omaha native media titan Cathy Hughes got feted in her hometown May 17-19. The Omaha African-American community that produced Hughes has long followed her achievements. Her multimedia Urban One Inc., whose brands include Radio One and TV One, are Black-centric platforms. Despite a media footprint rivaling Oprah and a personal net […]