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NAACP President Cornell Brooks Voted Out
May 25, 2017
NAACP National Board Makes Dramatic Move to Regain Relevance ... read more »
Judge Denies Bail for 3 People in Child’s Shooting Death 
May 25, 2017
Three people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi were denied bail Monday as prosecutors consider whether to seek the death penalty against one of them. ... read more »
3 White Men, 2 White Woman Picked For Bill Cosby Jury So Far 
May 25, 2017
The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two white women. ... read more »
UMD stabbing sparks hate crime investigation 
May 25, 2017
Officials on Monday were asking for patience in the investigation into a fatal stabbing in the campus of the University of Maryland, saying it's too early to label it a hate crime. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement on Trump’s “Stop Deciding To Be Poor” Budget
May 25, 2017
“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run" ... read more »
Trump Budget Promises Balance In Decade, Relies On Deep Cuts
May 24, 2017
Such cuts - which include "zeroing out" programs like community development block grants and heating aid to the poor ... read more »
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at Howard Univ. commencement
May 18, 2017
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered the commencement address to the 2017 graduating class of Howard University. An alumna of Howard, Harris spoke to the graduates about the challenges before them, and importance of making their voices heard and serving their communities. She gave them three pieces of advice: ... read more »
4-Time Emmy Winner Dr. Eric Chambers Gets Candid with Passion Project, ‘Dining With The Ancestors’
May 18, 2017
An ordained pastor and now author of coffee table book, “Dining With The Ancestors: When Heroes Come To Dinner,” Chambers proves it is never too late to reinvent your personal life or profession. ... read more »
Bill to Celebrate 400 Years of Black History Passes U.S. House
May 18, 2017
In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African American history. ... read more »
One Medical School’s Plan to Increase Black Doctor Ranks
May 18, 2017
Simon said that increasing diversity in their admissions process is one of their top goals. ... read more »
Jackson calls commission to investigate voter fraud a fraud
May 18, 2017
Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson says President Donald Trump's commission to investigate voter fraud is itself a fraud. ... read more »
Ex-Con Goes from Years in Prison to YouTube Show 
May 18, 2017
To hear Los Angeles native Keldren Joshua tell it, in 2017, he received a second chance at life. Until then, he had spent the last 10 years at the Terminal Island prison in San Pedro, California, after pleading guilty to conspiracy of distributing 500 grams of methamphetamine. His total sentence was 15 years to life. ... read more »
Smithsonian discusses plans for rare Tubman photo it bought
May 18, 2017
Officials at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture say a rare photograph of Harriet Tubman it recently bought at an auction could be displayed at her former upstate New York home. ... read more »
Tyson Foods Names Justin Whitmore as First Chief Sustainability Officer 
May 11, 2017
New Position Created to Deliver on Tyson's Holistic Sustainability Strategy  ... read more »
HBCUs question administration understanding of their purpose
May 11, 2017
A White House statement suggesting that construction funding for historically black colleges and universities might be unconstitutional reveals a fundamental misunderstanding that the schools favor blacks and other minorities over white students, advocates for the schools said Monday. ... read more »
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