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Recovering Insight from the Quotable Karenga: Vanguarding with Vincent Harding
September 13, 2018
Harding, like all our moral teachers, rightly cautions us to be measured and moral in our quest and constant striving ... read more »
Former GOP Chair Steele Says He Knows Identity of Op-Ed Writer
September 7, 2018
In an NNPA Newswire exclusive, Steele said the damning New York Times op-ed by a senior Trump administration official was likely written by a team of the president’s trusted hierarchy and it’s a clear signal that America is now witnessing a White House in utter chaos. ... read more »
Toyota Establishes the John W. Mack Scholarship Fund Through the National Urban League
August 23, 2018
Automaker Celebrates Its 27-Year Partnership at NUL Annual Conference ... read more »
Children on the Front Lines
August 23, 2018
I am so proud of the Freedom Schools scholars who have learned they are following in the footsteps of children and youths who were the foot soldiers and infantry of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of their stories from the Movement are well known: six-year-old Ruby Bridges in New Orleans walked through White mobs to attend school—even praying for those jeering at her; the Little Rock Nine; the four little girls killed in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. Thousands of children were on the frontlines of history. Whether sung or unsung heroes, we owe all of them a debt of gratitude. ... read more »
The Los Angeles Sentinel Signs Up to Support Michelle Obama’s #WhenWeAllVote Initiative to Help Register Voters
August 22, 2018
The last to to register to vote in California is October 22. In an effort to encourage civic participation the Los Angeles Sentinel has launched a voter registration drive. ... read more »
Newspaper Hall of Fame Inducts Miami Black Publisher
August 16, 2018
Garth Reeves inherited The Miami Times from his family after serving in World War II, where the hypocrisy of fighting for freedom while living in segregation at home angered him. ... read more »
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home added to African-American Civil Rights Network
August 8, 2018
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has added the Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers to the African-American Civil Rights Network, which was created by federal law this year. ... read more »
Civil Rights Icon US Rep. John Lewis Released From Hospital
July 30, 2018
Civil rights icon and US Rep. John Lewis of Georgia was released from the hospital Sunday evening with a “clean bill of health,” his spokeswoman Benda Jones stated. ... read more »
Two Black Men ‘Humiliated’ when Gym Staffers Called Police
April 27, 2018
Two Black men said they were humiliated when staffers at their New Jersey gym twice called police on them and wrongly accused them of not paying, despite one of them being a member for eight years. ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr.’s work still resonates across Africa
April 5, 2018
Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. ... read more »
The Legacy of Dr. King – ‘We Still Have Work Left To Be Done’
April 5, 2018
It’s been fifty years since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. In the wake of his death, the battle for civil rights, equality and equity has been uneven. While we have made real progress, we still have work left to be done. Nowhere is this more evident than in our system of criminal justice. ... read more »
Senate Lawmakers Seek to Gut Fair Housing
March 15, 2018
In just a few weeks, civil rights and housing advocates will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Just four days following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress passed the law on April 10, 1968. ... read more »
Access to Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing Threatened
February 23, 2018
Access to Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing Threatened ... read more »
Woman with Erb’s Palsy Claims LAPD Officers Participated in Beating Her
February 22, 2018
According to Zennea Foster, soon the situation escalated resulting in one of the officers repeatedly punching her in the face and other parts of her body. ... read more »
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