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NASA Appoints Vanessa Wyche, First African-American Woman Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center
August 14, 2018
Black women continue to lead as Vanessa Wyche takes on the role of Deputy Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center. I am incredibly humbled to take on this role at JSC, ... read more »
Rosa Parks’ letter about ’57 bombing bought by targeted pair
August 9, 2018
A letter written by civil rights activist Rosa Parks describing the 1957 bombing of her neighbors' home has been purchased at auction by the couple who were targeted in the attack. ... read more »
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells Authentic Stories from the Movement
August 2, 2018
It was important that people know that Mississippi was ground zero for the Movement; the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum helps to tell the stories of the people that were there. ... read more »
Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Case
July 26, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice has once again reopened the infamous Emmett Till case. The 1955 murder case was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most notorious murders in United States history. ... read more »
Author of Emmett Till Book Gave FBI Interview Recordings   
July 19, 2018
Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the Black teen.   ... read more »
Regina Scott Makes History as First Black Female LAPD Deputy Chief
July 19, 2018
LAPD Chief Michel Moore delivers on promise of promoting African Americans to high ranking positions ... read more »
Frederick Douglass’ July 4 Speeches Trace American History
July 5, 2018
More than a century after his death, Frederick Douglass and July 4 remain profoundly intertwined. ... read more »
John Mack Sunrise (1-6-1937) Sunset (6-21-2018) A Hero, Statesman and Man of the People
June 28, 2018
When it comes to John Wesley Mack, the opinion is unanimous.  Civil rights legend, social justice warrior, and groundbreaking public servant are words that illustrated his life and career. ... read more »
Newly-Elected Mayor London Breed Makes History in San Francisco
June 21, 2018
London Breed has made history, becoming the first African American woman elected mayor in San Francisco after her opponent conceded in what had been a razor-close race. ... read more »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
History Behind Juneteenth
June 14, 2018
In today’s modern world of cell phones, computers and the internet, it is easy to take for granted the sheer ease and expedience at the reach of our fingertips. ... read more »
The Legacy Museum and Memorial Breaks the Silence to Publicly Confront Lynching in America 
May 3, 2018
  Over the course of two days, thousands of supporters participated in the grand opening ceremony of the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) unveiling of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, AL.  ... read more »
Lynching Memorial and Museum in Montgomery Open to Public
April 27, 2018
The summit, museum and memorial are projects of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery-based legal advocacy group founded by attorney Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson won a MacArthur "genius'' award for his human rights work. ... read more »
The Legacy of Dr. King and the “Bank In” Movement
April 19, 2018
After 50 years, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on through the legacy of Unity Bank and Trust, the current work of OneUnited Bank and all Black banks. We are honored to carry the torch…and recognize the importance of passing the baton from “bank in” to #BankBlack. ... read more »
 Women’s History Month Remembrance: International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI)  celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Nassau Bahamas 
April 12, 2018
The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) hosted its annual International Women’s Conference in Nassau, Bahamas.  ... read more »
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