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The Old Outdated Grand Jury System Provides No Justice for African Americans

By Millard Hampton Jr. One of the first known documents of a Grand Jury took place in a mono-cultured and mono-religious community in 1166 when Henry II was King of England. Since then most every...

Tavis on Repositioning Dr. King as a Revolutionary

The “Death of a King” Interview with Kam Williams Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He is also the...

Supreme Court Blocks Appeals Court Order, Obstructs Access to Ballot by Reinstating Restrictive Voting Measures

A Statement from the North Carolina NAACP and Advancement Project WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court blocked the mandate issued by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to instate a preliminary...

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...

Ken Burns Biopic Paints Revealing Portrait of Influential American Political Dynasty

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Film Review by Kam Williams Between Theodore (1901-1909) and Franklin (1933-1945), a Roosevelt was in the White House for 20 years of the 20th Century. It is not...

Death of a King – The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year

Book Review by Kam Williams “The question I attempt to answer in this book is simple: In his last year, what kind of man has Martin Luther King, Jr. become? In my view, he is a man whose true...

Reverential Biopic Revisits Life of Free-Spirited Renaissance Woman

Film Review by Kam Williams Altina Schinasi (1907-1999) was lucky enough to be born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. The youngest of three girls, her parents were Sephardic Jews of...

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...

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,...

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...