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‘Time To Come Home’

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina displaced a million people from the New Orleans area, is it finally time to go back home?

Farrakhan: “Justice or Else” March Just the Beginning

In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for October 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning ...

Peanuts Celebrates Its First African American Character

Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, a school teacher named Harriet Glickman, and a few of her friends, took it upon themselves to petition comic writer and creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip Charles M. ...

Julian Bond 1940 – 2015

Julian Bond may have been born in Knoxville, Tennessee and he may not have lived in Atlanta for many years, but this city still claims the man who dedicated his life to civil and human rights.

Julian Bond: A Dedicated Life of Service

Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tenn. into a family of privilege. His father, Horace Mann Bond, was a noted educator who served as president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, where such notables as ...

Trump’s Trump Card: The Conservative Mob

The fate of the Republican Party’s presidential sweepstakes at the moment is being controlled by two political Frankensteins – both of them of the GOP’s own creation.

50 Years after Riots, Watts Struggles, Cautions Ferguson and Baltimore

Fifty years ago this week, Watts was ablaze. The citizens of this all-black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era’s racial inequities, and some lashed out with matches and gasoline.

Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

Julian Bond, a lifelong civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75.

Voting Rights Threatened as Voting Rights Act Turns 50

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, civil rights groups and leaders, union representatives, elected officials, and citizens gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. ...

Robert Mugabe: Africa Must Set Up Own ICC to Try Europeans

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is advocating for his fellow African heads of state to take a stern self-determining stance against European imperialists,

Black Children Experiencing Post-Recession Gains

Eight years after the Great Recession, Black children are prospering in some regards and still struggling in others – this, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, a respected report on child wellbeing issued each year.

Blacks in Newsroom at All-Time Low Fewer African-Americans since Civil Rights Era

Last week, The Huffington Post offered this bold headline: "There will be more non-white journalists because the public will demand them."

Former Ferguson cop Darren Wilson opens up about his life in seclusion

Darren Wilson may have been legally vindicated in killing Michael Brown, but in many ways, he doesn't live like a free man.

Memphis shooting: Suspect in officer's slaying arrested

The man accused of killing an officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has surrendered to authorities, but the case is far from over, the city's police chief said.

School resource officer sued for allegedly handcuffing children with ADHD

A Kentucky sheriff's deputy now faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing elementary school children who were acting out as a result of their hyperactivity disorder and other disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said.

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