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Black Track: January 20, 2023

Listening Session: February 4, 2023 Join Us! On February 4th, 2023, The New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) will host a listening session at the African American Performing Arts Center, located in Albuquerque, NM. OAAA has a rich history from 1999 to...

Deep Bench: January 2023

Deep Bench | January 2023 Issue The Office of African American Affairs is proud to use our platform to recognize the many Black professionals throughout New Mexico, who are committed to making an impact on the lives of Black New Mexicans. Poised because of their...

Black Track: January 6, 2023

NAACP; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People We need new members to join the fight There are certain acronyms used in our society that we are accustomed to. The acronym NAACP is one of them. As of 2023, it is a safe assumption that many Americans...

Black Track: December 30, 2022

The 2022 Wrap Up   Created by the public, here for the public  The end of the year is here. Organizations around the state are drafting their year-end wrap-up presentations. There are social media and news year-end wrap-ups, but the most popular year-end wrap-up...

Black Track: December 23, 2022

Celebrating this win   On December 8, 2022, Brittney Griner was released from a Russian prison, and on December 9, 2022, she landed in San Antonio, Texas. Brittney Griner, a wife, a Black woman, a daughter, an athlete, a sister, a mother, and an American, is...

Black Track: December 9 ,2022

Get to know the Divine Nine   The Divine Nine; whether you have never heard of them or just recently heard of "The Divine Nine," this article is for you. In this article, we'll attempt to compartmentalize the rich history of the Divine Nine and highlight the...

Black Track: December 2, 2022

Fifa World Cup The World Cup is here, and it’s a hot topic in the media. Sports media has magnified the conversation about increased diversity in this year’s Cup. Specifically, the media is talking about the increased number of Black players in the World Cup. This...

Deep Bench: December 2022

Pillars| January 2023 Issue This monthly article is to provide information that is NM specific to the African American community on the pillars listed in the OAAA vision. The newsletter aims is to provide information relevant to the African American community from...

Black Track: November 25, 2022

No Fear I have lived and called NM home since 1989. I attended and proudly graduated from Highland High School in 1993. I received an associate degree in liberal arts from Central New Mexico Community College and a bachelor of elementary education from New Mexico...

Black Track: November 18, 2022

 NM housing crisis The idea that New Mexico continues to face a housing crisis and rapid rent increases is not up for debate. Compounding the crisis is the continued rise in interest rates. These rates can hinder first-time homebuyers and/or as well prospective...

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