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Anchoring the National Conversation on Race

The “Ferguson, Missouri” Interview With Kam Williams CNN’s Don Lemon has anchored and reported many breaking on-the-scene news stories, including the George Zimmerman trial, the Boston marathon...

HOW WE CAN HONOR MICHAEL BROWN IN A MEANINGFUL, CONSTRUCTIVE WAY

By Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson Founder and Executive Director, Be Someone Inc. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — My heart aches for the people of Ferguson, MO and I cry when I think of the...

IS THE HATRED FOR TRADE SCHOOLS REALLY CLASS WARFARE? ARE LOW INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS THE REAL TARGETS?

Trade schools have higher graduation and placement rates than other colleges, yet they are being singled out for cuts in college funding because of their student population. Hairstylists, plumbers,...

Real Crime – No Government Protection to Jail Loan Sharks Today

While the White House and United States government touts and brags about protecting it’s citizens in foreign wars, it offer no protections for it’s citizens against high interest rate...

Parents and Students Announce Plan to Boycott Newark Public Schools Because of Discriminatory “One Newark” Plan

In Solidarity with National Education Justice Group Journey 4 Justice and Part of National Week of Action Urging Support for Community Driven Quality Schools NEWARK, NJ – Today, at the site of the...

Federal Advisory Panel To Hold Briefing On Civil Rights Issues in South Dakota: The Administration of Criminal Justice in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a public briefing to gather information from...

North Carolina NAACP to Appeal Federal Judge’s Ruling in Battle Over State’s Voter Suppression Law

WASHINGTON – Fighting to protect the right to vote for all North Carolinians this November, the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP filed an appeal today in the legal battle over H.B. 589,...

Today the North Carolina NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement Kick Off Seven Days of Moral Action by Standing Up for Working Families at the State Capitol

Groups in 12 other states are mobilizing similar campaigns at their state capitols on Friday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 28 RALEIGH – Across the South and the nation, justice-loving groups in...

Statement on Ferguson, Missouri From La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN -The Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has once again focused attention on an unarmed person of color losing his life in a situation that certainly appears should...

Feldman & Wallach: Federal Court Allows California Class Action To Proceed With Race-Based Claims On Behalf Of Inmates Infected By Valley Fever

Eastern District Court Determines That Claims Of Racial Animus Are Appropriately Pled LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — United States District Judge Lawrence O’Neill denied a...