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The State of Black America Report:

When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that blacks are missing nearly 30 percent of the pie.

Howard University Inaugurates 17th President

“I’m just glad that we have someone of his intellect, character and talent who has the kind of love for students and love for this university.” – Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, A Howard alum

Counting the Victims of Police Violence

As Eric Holder ended his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers, or ...

'Blurred Lines' verdict likely to alter music business

A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines'' could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims.

Observing ‘Bloody Sunday’: Now What?

They came from across the nation to hear stirring speeches from civil rights activists to President Obama. They had a symbolic walked across a historic bridge, carrying placards, chanting and singing.

Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

After 30 years of little to no progress, black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history.

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 ...

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