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Ann-Marie Adams on Civil Rights

 

 


President of the Conn. Association of Black Communicators

While [working as a journalist at The Hartford] Courant, Adams became the youngest president of the Connecticut Association of Black Communicators (CABC), a chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Adams is also the founder of the National Association of Caribbean-American Journalists (NACAJ). She was a board member of the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center, and the Black Fashion Museum's Harlem Fashion Week.

As president of CABC, Adams spoke out about the paucity of minority journalists in the media. In June 2001, she was featured in an American Journalism Review article about the declining number of minority journalists in Connecticut.

Source: Wikipedia on 2018 Connecticut Senate race , Feb 18, 2018

Racial injustice:Black student debt disproportionately worse

The problem is especially acute for black college graduates, who have been disproportionately hit by the student debt crisis. So as college costs continue to outpace inflation, many experts worry that blacks are more likely to be shut out of the future middle class. The center reports that 69% of black students listed debt loads as a key reason for dropping out of college. For Hispanics, it's 71% and for whites it's 43%. Some civil rights organizations see this crisis as a racial justice issue.
Source: Ann-Marie Adams WaPo OpEd on 2018 Connecticut Senate race , Nov 12, 2012

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