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Unions Planning To Fight Back

Politicians of all ideologies have failed American workers in an era of rising corporate profits and declining wages, the top U.S. labor leader said Monday, vowing to pressure candidates running for president in 2016 to address the issue.

NAACP Counsel Calls for Renewed Focus on Housing Segregation

Preventing future Fergusons will require dismantling the patterns of segregation established by decades of federal housing policies, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF), told a gathering of law and social work students ...

When disaster hits, FEMA watches Waffle Houses for guidance

When a big storm or tornado devastates a community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually steps in to help state and local officials.

Is the U.S. Headed Back To War?

President Barack Obama on Wednesday made the case for Congress to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, declaring that congressional passage of the measure makes the U.S. “strongest” in the fight, and that “ISIL ...

Civil Rights Leaders Upset Over Non-Voting Rights Act Hearing

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he sparked controversy on Jan. 14 saying that, “The Voting Rights Amendment Act” – which would restore the pre-clearance requirement by the Justice Department for states mainly in the South ...

Nigeria is at a crossroad

Nigeria, Africa’s so-called giant and the world’s biggest Black nation, is in the news again. And as usual, much of the world is watching with considerable trepidation.

MLK estate drops lawsuit against King Center over licensing

With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years.

Poor Communities Lose Billions to Predatory Lenders

Predatory lenders continue to target poor, black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the rest of us are paying for it, according to a recent report by United for a Fair Economy. ...

The Four-Letter Word Politicians Avoid: Poor

In his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama never used the word “poor” and only used the word “poverty” once, which was in the context of fighting “extreme poverty” globally, in emphasizing the recent Ebola ...

Black Unemployment Rate Headed for Single Digits

After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the Black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, says Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, ...

HBCUs Divided over Free Community College Plan

Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt are harm Historically Black Colleges and ...

Black Communities Should Not Expect Much from Black Republicans

Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community.

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in Los Angeles at 91

Two members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen have died in Los Angeles. Relatives say Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey, both 91, died last Monday in their Los Angeles homes.

Union seeks election among Delta Air Lines flight attendants

The International Association of Machinists says it has enough support from Delta Air Lines flight attendants to force a union-representation election.

The Rumble in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans took control of both chambers of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, setting the stage for fierce partisan battles that could consume the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency.

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