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Number of Black Teachers Rapidly Declines as Minority Student Population Increases

The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000.

Justices to decide on sentences for young prison ‘lifers’

Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall morning. The teenager pulled a gun from his jacket, panicked, he said, and shot Hurt dead.

Farrakhan advocates for Black Unity at MM

A sea of Black men, women and children covered every bit of open space on the National Mall during the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, held on Saturday, Oct. 10 in Washington, D.C.

Thousands of drug inmates approved for early release

Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners, according to an Associated Press review of court records.

Carter to mediate the dispute between the King children

Former President Jimmy Carter may have taken on his biggest mediation challenge since leaving the White House.

HBCUs, Others Play for Pay in the NCAA

Like many teams at historically black colleges and universities across the nation, Howard University’s football team lost its first two games of the season by embarrassingly large margins; for Howard, a combined score of 118 to 0.

Black Women Face Increased Violence

Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all (92 percent) of these women knew their assailant, according a report titled, “When Men Murder Women” by the Violence Policy Center.

NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders

At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards.

The Time is Ripe for Economic Justice - #BoycottChristmas

In his call for ‘Justice Or Else,’ the 20th Anniversary gathering of the Million Man March on October 10, in Washington, D.C., the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan also called for a boycott of Christmas

Black Women Mobilizing for 2016 Vote

As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters.

Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers.

President Obama Announces $175 Million in Apprenticeships

President Obama this week announced new opportunities for Americans to broaden their horizons and forge successful career pathways.

Hidden Toxins Contaminate Black Homes

Consumers aren’t looking for health problems when they shop at dollar stores or keep older furniture, but a cocktail of chemicals seeping from these items offer exactly that.

Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners

Brandyn Heppard usually arrives 30 minutes early for his visits to Northern State Prison in Newark, N.J. He puts his pre-approved belongings in a clear plastic bag made on-site and signs his name in the visitor logbook.

Campus empty at Knoxville College for first time

For the first time in Knoxville College’s 140-year history, there are no students on its campus for the fall semester.