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UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade
August 31, 2018
Each year, on Aug. 23, the United Nations hosts an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to remind the world of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. ... read more »
University plans memorial to slaves after remains discovered
August 30, 2018
The discoveries were made during a construction and expansion project at the 1930s-era Baldwin Hall. ... read more »
History Behind Juneteenth
June 14, 2018
In today’s modern world of cell phones, computers and the internet, it is easy to take for granted the sheer ease and expedience at the reach of our fingertips. ... read more »
Face the Truth About Lynchings to Move Our Country Forward
May 3, 2018
The reckoning that began with the Civil Rights Movement has continued; the memorial is a testament to that. People of good will want the healing to continue. The vibrancy and prosperity of the New South requires that the healing continue. But to heal wounds, you have to take the shrapnel out first. To move to reconciliation, you must start with the truth.  ... read more »
New Liberian President Clamps Down on Free Press
April 19, 2018
The one-time soccer star is accused of allowing the press to be muzzled. One Liberian newspaper accused of defamation is facing a $1.8 million penalty and a BBC journalist has fled the country. ... read more »
Harris Introduces Resolution to Honor Buffalo Soldiers
February 22, 2018
Following the conclusion of the Civil War, the United States Army allowed African-Americans to serve in segregated units. Two of these units, the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry, produced the “Buffalo Soldiers.” ... read more »
Identity Politics Important To Blacks As Well
December 28, 2017
Conservatives’ claim that identity politics, as practiced by Blacks and other people of color is not the “American way” is both hypocritical and patently false. ... read more »
Black mayor: Remove Florida Capitol’s Confederate monument
August 24, 2017
The black mayor of Florida's capital city stood in front of a 135-year-old Confederate monument in front of the state Capitol Saturday and said the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, now make it a priority to remove Confederate symbols like the ones he walked past every day of his life. ... read more »
Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue
August 24, 2017
Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. ... read more »
The Legacy of HBCUs Past and Present
February 15, 2017
Shaw University was the first HBCU in the South to be established after the American Civil War in 1865 ... read more »
Roscoe Brown Jr., Tuskegee Airman and educator, dies at 94
July 6, 2016
Roscoe Brown Jr., who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was a longtime New York City educator, has died. ... read more »
Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Principle That Every Person Counts In Redistricting
April 7, 2016
The recent Supreme Court decision in Evenwel v. Abbott secures a major victory for voting rights and preserves a fair, stable rule for state and local governments, which may continue to rely on an inclusive “one person, one vote” standard that has long governed redistricting efforts. The decision also affirms one of the key principles—representational equality—which the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has long supported before the Supreme Court and in jurisdictions throughout the country. ... read more »
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