60th Anniversary

60th Anniversary of March on Washington, Black Americans Under Attack

As thousands gathered on the Mall of Washington last Saturday, August 26, to continue the fight for social justice and civil rights, commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington, it was clear that it remains unsafe to be Black in America today just as it was 60 years ago.

IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive

“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s.

Organizations Gear up For 60th Anniversary of Montgomery Bus Boycott

National Bar Association members are inviting the public to join them in their national celebration starting November 30, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They will acknowledge the historical event via a Civil Rights Commemoration Tour on November 30 and December 1. They are only one of many organizations celebrating the event across the nation. “NBA CLE seminar lawyers retrace the journey of American civil rights battles fought in Alabama,” said Bar members on their registration website. “The public meeting on December 1st will feature Secretary Hilary Rodham Clinton, Esq. and include great Civil Rights