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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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 »