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Cummings Remembered as ‘Fierce Champion’ at Funeral

Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades.

Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Reflections on the Principle and Practice

(Remembering, reflecting and recommitting.) We cannot say it too often, stress it too much and certainly must never downplay in any way the definitive, determining and decisive role the principle and practice of righteous and relentless struggle have played in the self-conception, self-construction and self-assertion of our people and our organization Us, and the persons called into being and cultivated by both. For among the most defining features of our people is that we are a culture of righteous and relentless struggle, earnest and ongoing struggle to free ourselves and be ourselves, secure justice, expand the realm of human freedom,

Black News Channel (BNC) TV Launches in America

BNC, which officially launches at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 has agreements with Charter Communications, Comcast and DISH TV. The network already has commitments for carriage in major African American hubs like Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Los Angeles.

Stephon Clark’s Brother, Sacramento Police Chief Sit Side-By-Side on Panel in D.C.

Organized by the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce (SBCC), the panel discussion drew guests from all over the country. They came to see officials, leaders and activists from California participate in a lively and thoughtful discussion about African American life and well-being in Sacramento. The panelists dove into various ways public safety, mental health and public policy all rub against each other and impact the lives of Blacks in California’s capital city.

AME Church: Has the President Declared War on the Poor and People of Color?

AME Church leaders issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s recent Twitter attacks against four Congresswomen of color, Congressman Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. The statement was signed by Bishop Harry L. Seawright, president of the Council of Bishops; Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram, president of the General Board; Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr., senior bishop; Bishop Frank Madison Reid III, chair of the Commission on Social Action; and Mrs. Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, director/consultant of Social Action. “The Bishops, Social Action Commission, members and servant leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church are appalled by the continued

The Storied History of the NAACP

The NAACP plans to highlight 110 years of civil rights history, and the current fight for voting rights, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity and education quality during its 110th national convention now happening in Detroit.

Patrick Gaspard to Receive Prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced that Ambassador Patrick Gaspard will be awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal during the NAACP’s 110th Annual Convention taking place in Detroit, Michigan on July 24.

Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention

However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati.

Pan African Film and Arts Festival Team With Independent Lens to Discuss Solution to Save The Community

Pan African Film and Arts Festival joined teams with Independent Lens to host an intense conversation searching for solutions to fight violence in marginalized communities. Inspired by a documentary film based in Baltimore, M.D., Charm City tells a story of various community members who are working to end senseless acts of crime in their own backyard. The film by Marilyn Mess speaks to the truth and pain felt across the country, which led the groups to create a space to discuss violence here in Los Angeles.