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Army's hairstyles-ban targets African Americans?

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.

Besting Ruth, Beating Hate: How Hank Aaron made baseball history

On the day the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy called Lyndon B. Johnson, urging the President to postpone his endorsement.

Georgia School Hosts First Racially Integrated Prom

Recently, for the first time in decades, students from Wilcox County, Georgia, attended a school sponsored-prom that was open to all students rather than a private, racially segregated prom.

A $2.2 Million Mansion Is Not a Home for Archbishop of Atlanta

After coming under sharp criticism and issuing an apology earlier this week, the Archbishop of Atlanta announced Saturday that he would vacate his $2.2 million mansion in early May.

Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa

Nigeria's recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa, officials announced Sunday using long overdue revised data that gives the West African nation continental bragging rights but does little for the 70 percent of its citizens ...

Mo Ivory Delivers as Featured Speaker at APS’ Shirley Clarke Franklin Lecture Series

Radio personality and attorney Mo Ivory encouraged students at the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy to “do the right thing when no one is watching” in her keynote remarks, during the 7th Annual Shirley Clarke Franklin Lecture Series ...

Summit Held to Bring about Change for Young African American Males

“Only four percent of African American high school seniors are college-ready in a wide range of courses,” Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson told the packed auditorium, filled with impressionable youths. “That ought to shake people up.”

The ACA Deadline Has Passed – Now What?

The March 31 deadline has passed, but millions of Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act just in time to soon begin receiving the benefits of the federally-backed program, which offers access to healthcare to millions of previously uninsured ...

National Urban League State Of Black America 2014 Report Says Minorities Losing Economic Ground

African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of employment and income as the United States pulls itself out of the Great Recession, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban ...

When It Comes to Teaching Civil Rights, Not All Schools Are Equal

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote in the introduction to the SPLC study that fewer than half the states include the history of Jim Crow laws -- which separated Americans by color -- in their curriculum.

Historically Black College Sees Hope in Sale

Many HBCUs are struggling.

All Homicide Victims Are Black in the Capital

The mayor is calling for a task force to study black-on-black crime in Little Rock, where all of this year's 11 slayings have involved black victims and lead suspects.

New United Coalition launches operation to register new voters

The New United Coalition recently launched Operation Full Court Press at a press conference held at West End Mall.

Are Police Departments Tracking Cell Phone Calls in Georgia?

Movies and hit cable shows, such as “Breaking Bad” and “The Wire” exposed the bane of law enforcement…disposable prepaid cellphones known as “burners.”

News Briefs - Metro Atlanta

Nonprofits backed by the Home Depot Foundation have improved more than 10,000 homes for veterans as part of the retail giant’s grant program.