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Category Archive: Civil Rights, Justice

Governor Jerry Brown signs Prison Anti-Sterilization Bill

On Sept.25th Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1135 Prison Anti-Sterilization bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, sponsored by legal and human rights organization Justice Now, and...

COUNCILWOMAN CHARLES, DEPUTY MAYOR LEON, COUNCILWOMAN HUNTER AND MAYOR JACKSON DEMAND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION INTO RAMAPO WARD SCHEME

Current & Former Minority Elected Officials: Ward Referendum on 9/30 Would End 27-Year Black Representation on Town Board   New City, NY (BlackNews.com) — Leading African-American and...

California’s Slaves Continue to Risk Their Lives Fighting Wild Fires for $1.45 Cents a Day, While Wall Street Enjoys Record Highs Based Upon America’s Slave Labor Force

By Blake Turner Non-Violent offender laws is the driving force behind California’s Slave labor system which takes jobs away from many Californians. For almost 100 years California has used slave...

ESSIE BERRY WIDOW OF FRED “RERUN” BERRY UNLEASHES 2014 ANTHEM AGAINST POLICE KILLINGS

Civil Rights Activist Essie “Rerun” Berry, also the widow of Fred Rerun Berry  from the hit TV sitcom, What’s Happening, wants answers and demands them immediately. Police killings...

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Join Cartoon Network’s “I Speak Up” Call-to-Action Against Bullying

“Stop Bullying: Speak Up” Campaign Seeks One Million People to Share Mobile Videos To Help Launch CARTOON NETWORK’S SPEAK UP WEEK (Sept. 29-Oct.3) And Kick Off National Bullying...

ATLANTA EMERGENCY YOUTH SHELTER IS IN DANGER OF CLOSING ON OCTOBER 1ST – SEEKS MORE SUPPORT

Young People Matter (YPM) operates the city’s only emergency youth shelter for girls under 18 Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — Young People Matter’s (YPM) teen shelter, the Open Hearts...

UNITY CARE COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY LAUNCHES FREE ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS GRADES 6-12

Community Kick-off Celebration Sept. 12 | Oak Grove High School, San Jose CA San Jose, CA (BlackNews.com) — Unity Care, a non-profit youth and family service agency, is proud to launch its...

Leader of The Nation’s Mosque Condemns the Murder of Steven Sotloff by ISIL

Imam Talib Shareef, leader of The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad, located in Washington, D.C. released the following statement in response to the recent reports on the murder of American...

Minorities and Women in STEM: Part 2

By Jeremy Bamidele STEM jobs are increasing at staggering rates, meanwhile the amount of minorities and women graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics remains...

Labor Day and African Americans

American History books on most occasions don’t include African Americans. The Labor Day holiday became a Federal Holiday in 1894, yet many Americans don’t know much about this holiday. Labor Day...