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Historic Columbia’s annual jubilee honors black history
September 21, 2016
An annual event this weekend in Columbia is honoring black history and culture in a very special place. ... read more »
Celebrated black ragtime pianist’s home to be opened
September 21, 2016
A restored 1904 piano will be the focus at the dedication of a celebrated ragtime pianist's home in Columbia. ... read more »
Sister of black man killed by police says he was unarmed
September 21, 2016
The sister of a black man shot and killed by a Tulsa police officer when he reached into an SUV stalled in the street said on Saturday that she does not believe her brother was armed. ... read more »
Lawyer: $1.9 million settlement in Sandra Bland lawsuit 
September 21, 2016
The mother of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died last summer in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop, has reached a $1.9 million settlement in her wrongful-death lawsuit, her attorney said on Thursday September 15. ... read more »
Rep. Charles Rangel Reflects on Stellar Political Career
September 21, 2016
Charles B. Rangel, the celebrated dean of New York’s congressional delegation currently serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has always been one who stepped to the front of the line on behalf of his fellow Americans. ... read more »
Obama urges African-American voters to protect his legacy
September 21, 2016
President Barack Obama said Saturday night he will take it as a ``personal insult'' if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and encouraged black voters to support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. ... read more »
Pro Child, Pro Family, Pro Choice: Experts Fight to Bring Hyde Amendment Era to an End  
September 21, 2016
After 40 years of women of color primarily being affected by the decision to remove abortion from Medicaid, new polling data shows “battleground” voters are in 76 percent agreement that the Hyde Amendment needs to be overturned. ... read more »
African American Museum Educates, Inspires and Sparks Personal Memories
September 21, 2016
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will officially open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. More of a narrative than a museum, the exhibits tell the story of African Americans from slavery to the nation's first black president. Courtesy photo. ... read more »
Emmy’s Insult Legacy of Famed Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.
September 21, 2016
Community and Civil Rights leaders were offended by disrespectful comments made by Jimmy Kimmel during this year’s Emmy Awards telecast. ... read more »
Black Athletes of the 2016 Olympics in Rio
September 16, 2016
Congratulations to all the Black athletes who won medals in the Olympic Summer Games in Rio 2016! ... read more / view gallery »
Federal government halts work on part of pipeline project
September 15, 2016
The federal government stepped into the fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline last Friday, ordering work to stop on one segment of the project in North Dakota and asking the Texas-based company building it to “voluntarily pause” ... read more »
Family of Marcus Garvey Seeks Support for Posthumous Presidential Pardon of Civil Rights Pioneer
September 15, 2016
100,000 Signatures of Support Must Be Received by September 28 via White House We the People Platform to Trigger Response to the Petition by Obama Administration ... read more »
A New Way of Life Justice on Trial Film Festival Set for Sept.17-18
The two-day festival will feature seven documentaries followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers ... read more / view event »
Airbnb Is Making Real Progress for Travelers of Color
September 14, 2016
When I was asked by Airbnb to lead their effort to fight discrimination and bias, I was skeptical. After spending decades fighting for the protection and advancement civil rights and civil liberties, I’ve seen many companies merely pay lip service to addressing these issues. ... read more »
College to study history of Jesuit slavery, namesake’s role
September 14, 2016
John Carroll University will study the role of its namesake in the history of Jesuit slaveholding. ... read more »
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