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Burke Bill Reducing Barriers to Reproductive Health Care Becomes Law
September 28, 2016
The Direct Access to Reproductive Health Care Act eliminates referral requirements ... read more »
After Recent Police Shootings, NNPA Declares a State of Emergency in the Black Community 
September 28, 2016
The recent extrajudicial killings of three Black males, including a 13 year-old boy, have sparked protests across the country, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has now declared a state of emergency in Black America. ... read more »
Black Donors Made New African American Museum Reality 
September 28, 2016
The opening of the National Museum of African American Culture and History was full of glitz and glamour as celebrities, elected officials, civil rights icons and three American presidents came together to celebrate the historic moment. ... read more »
A Conversation with African American Museum’s Lonnie Bunch 
September 28, 2016
American and African-American History Re-imagined   ... read more »
At Last: President Obama Dedicates New Black History Museum on the National Mall
September 28, 2016
President Barack Obama speaks during the grand opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
Dreadlock Ruling Sparks Social Media Debate
September 28, 2016
Federal Appeals court ruling dictated that employers who ban dreadlocks from the workplace are not practicing discrimination ... read more »
Thousands Attend Grand Opening Ceremonies for the New Black History Museum
September 28, 2016
thousands stood outside on what some described as a “perfect day” to pay homage to the Smithsonian’s first museum dedicated to Black History. ... read more »
Memorial to confront South’s troubled history of lynchings
September 28, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Southern states have long welcomed tourists retracing the footsteps of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and others who opposed segregation. Now the Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded museum and monument that could make some visitors wince: a memorial to black lynching victims. ... read more »
National Black MBA Association and National Society of Black Engineers
September 28, 2016
Establish Monumental Partnership to Promote Leadership in S.T.E.M. Careers ... read more »
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 »
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