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Harris says voting bills honor ‘American hero’ John Lewis
July 18, 2021
Congress should honor the memory of the late civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis by enacting laws to protect voting rights, Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement Saturday on the one-year anniversary of his death. ... read more »
Martha White Dies, Sparked ’53 Louisiana Capital Bus Boycott
June 22, 2021
Martha White, a Black woman whose actions helped launch the 1953 bus boycotts in Louisiana’s capital city, has died. She was 99. ... read more »
Music Producer’s `Racial Profiling’ Suit Against L.A. Tentatively Settled   
June 4, 2021
   A settlement has been tentatively reached with the  city of Los Angeles in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a Hollywood music producer who fought in court to have police body camera video made public to prove allegations he was racially profiled before his arrest, his attorney said today. ... read more »
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Section of Highway Named for Civil Rights Pioneer Clyde Kennard
May 31, 2021
 A highway section near the University of Southern Mississippi has been named to honor a civil rights pioneer who was wrongfully convicted after he tried to enroll at the all-white university in the 1950s. ... read more »
May 4: The Civil Rights group, C.O.R.E. began “freedom rides” in the South to test federal desegregation orders, 1961
May 4, 2021
May 4: The Civil Rights group, C.O.R.E. began “freedom rides” in the South to test federal desegregation orders, 1961 ... read more »
James Cadogan Named Executive Director of National Basketball Social Justice Coalition
April 29, 2021
The National Basketball Social Justice Coalition today announced that James Cadogan has been appointed as its first Executive Director. Cadogan will assume the new position on May 10, 2021 and drive the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the Coalition. Announced in November 2020, the Coalition will lead the NBA family’s collaborative efforts to address racial inequality and advance social justice by raising awareness, educating and advocating for meaningful policy change in several areas, including voting access and criminal justice system reform at the national, state and local level. ... read more »
Reaffirming Our Africanness and Radical Tradition, 1960s: Liberation’s Coming From a Black Thing (Part II)
March 4, 2021
Part II.  It was Min. Malcolm X who taught us to cultivate a world-encompassing consciousness, not only as pan-Africanists committed to the liberation of Africans everywhere, but also as part of the worldwide revolution and liberation struggle going on and redrawing the map of history. ... read more »
Disenfranchised and Marginalized Communities See Hope with Biden, Harris
February 11, 2021
On his first day, just hours after taking the oath of office, President Biden signed a host of executive orders – one of them aimed at ensuring racial equity. “It is, therefore, the policy of my administration that the federal government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality” President Biden proclaimed. ... read more »
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ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president
February 4, 2021
Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: January 15 – Brought to you by Black365
January 15, 2021
January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader in the Civil Rights era was born in Atlanta, GA, 1929 ... read more »
Black man shot by deputy held a sandwich, not a gun
December 8, 2020
Civil rights and FBI investigators will help look into the fatal shooting by an Ohio sheriff’s deputy of a Black man whose family says that he was holding not a gun, but a sandwich, and that he was shot in front of two toddlers and his grandmother while inside his home, not outside it, as authorities assert. ... read more »
National Urban League to Biden and Harris: Prioritize Pandemic Control and Economic Stimulus that Directs Jobs to Struggling Communities
November 19, 2020
In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial urged them to place top priority on comprehensive economic relief for Americans devastated by the coronavirus epidemic.  ... read more »
Report: Black People Stopped, Arrested Three Times More Than Whites, Latinos
October 9, 2020
   A report released today by USC found that people of color across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods were stopped by police at higher rates than other groups, and that Black people were stopped and arrested three times as often as whites and Latinos. ... read more »
Myths and lies about poverty
September 17, 2020
No doubt, some will always be wealthier than others. We wouldn’t want to live in a society that forced all to be equal. But poverty isn’t inevitable. The 30 million people in America who lived in poverty even before the pandemic when unemployment was at record lows needn’t exist in that state.  ... read more »
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