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Union Fellows 2015-2016

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    REV. DR. WILLIAM BARBER, II is the President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP (2005), and was re-elected National Board Member (2011) and appointed as the National NAACP Chair of the Legislative Political Action Committee. Under his leadership, the NAACP developed a new 21st Century voter registration/voter participation system. Nationwide

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2015 Union Convocation

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Watch the entire Convocation service above! View this quick take from Pamela Cooper-White: View this quick take from Andrea White:

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Anti-Police Brutality Protesters Arrested in December Say Constitutional Rights Were Violated by NYPD

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Some anti-police brutality protesters arrested in December now say their constitutional rights were violated by the NYPD. NY1’s Dean Meminger filed the following report. Several protesters arrested and brought to police headquarters for questioning last year say they now feel they were treated like political prisoners. “They were asking all sorts of questions about, how

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Don’t cut the Perkins Loan Program.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Serene Jones — The Hill — April 16, 2015, 04:00 pm   Every year around Tax Day, while settling up my account with Uncle Sam, I think about what it is that my tax dollars help to support. Some things I strongly agree with, some not so much. As President of Union Theological Seminary, I’m especially appreciative

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The Path to Redemption for Our Criminal Justice System

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By Serene Jones — @SereneJones — July 23, 2015   Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is President of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. We must first address the underlying issues President Barack Obama’s historic visit to a federal detention facility last week focused America’s attention on the brutal realities of our criminal justice system. Yet this

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America is less religious today, and it’s not just about the Millennials

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PBS NewsHour — May 12, 2015 at 6:20 PM EDT While the U.S. is still an overwhelmingly Christian country, since 2007 there has been a notable drop in the number of Americans who call themselves such, and the number of people who don’t identify as any religion has risen dramatically. Jeffrey Brown talks to Alan Cooperman

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