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WHO Africa’s First Woman Leader Helps Continent Fight COVID 
March 31, 2022
People stand when Dr. Matshidiso Moeti enters a room at the World Health Organization's Africa headquarters in the Republic of Congo and they listen intently to what she says.  ... read more »
New technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping
October 18, 2021
A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. ... read more »
2021 State of Black America, “The New Normal; Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive” Highlights the Urgency of Repairing Structural Flaws Unmasked by the Coronavirus Epidemic
July 22, 2021
Ending the "Three Pandemics" of racial inequity in health care, economics and public safety requires innovation, deliberation ... read more »
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Sole Black GOP U.S. Senator Declares “America Not a Racist,” Many Disagree
June 10, 2021
Sen. Tim Scott remarks arrived 99 days after the departure of President Donald Trump who some historians are defining as one of the most racist presidents in modern U.S. history. ... read more »
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director — Interview with the Black Press of America
April 29, 2021
Dr. Walensky highlighted several new efforts the CDC is leading to accelerating the work in addressing racism as a fundamental driver of racial and ethnic health inequities in the United States. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Civil Rights Icon Vernon Jordan Dies at 85
March 4, 2021
NAACP President Derrick Johnson said the world lost an influential figure in the fight for civil rights and American politics. “An icon to the world and a lifelong friend to the NAACP, his contribution to moving our society toward justice is unparalleled,” Johnson declared. “In 2001, Jordan received the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal for a lifetime of social justice activism. His exemplary life will shine as a guiding light for all that seek truth and justice for all people.” ... read more »
In First Act of New Congress, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Reparations Bill
January 14, 2021
“The impact of slavery and its vestiges continues to affect African Americans and indeed all Americans in communities throughout our nation,” Jackson Lee remarked. “This legislation is intended to examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present, and further recommend appropriate remedies. Since the initial introduction of this legislation, its proponents have made substantial progress in elevating the discussion of reparations and reparatory justice at the national level and joining the mainstream international debate on the issues.” ... read more »
One of Nielsen’s Top Black Executives Sues the Global Data and Measurement Corporation Charging Discrimination
November 19, 2020
For the past decade, Nielsen Holdings has produced a series of annual reports, Nielsen’s Diverse Intelligence Series, highlighting a comprehensive collection of insights and the buying power of U.S. multicultural consumers compiled from the company’s multiple measurement verticals, spanning from retail to entertainment. Cheryl Grace, Nielsen’s senior vice president of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, the founder of the series, has been the company’s spokesperson for the company’s campaign, particularly the report focused on African American consumers. ... read more »
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My Plan to Lift Every Voice in Black America
October 22, 2020
President Trump wants to paper over the living wound of racism. He’s issued Executive Orders and established a new national commission designed to whitewash our history—and deny the daily reality of being Black in America. He actively appeals to white supremacists and fans the flames of hatred and division in our country, because he thinks it benefits him politically. He ignores the most basic job of every president: the duty to care for all of us, not just those who voted for him. ... read more »
Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson Honored with NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), who began his grassroots political activism being a civil rights champion through the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while a student at Tougaloo College, will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2020 National Leadership Award. ... read more »
Suing for Discrimination Just Got Harder Thanks to Byron Allen’s Supreme Court Loss
April 2, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in this case has effectively increased the burden of proof on the next litigant and made it much harder for them to succeed in Section 1981 litigation. One is left to wonder why such powerful members of our community could not have somehow come together to protect the interests all African Americans.  Here, by the insistence of Allen to proceed with this litigation, the African-American community runs the risk of becoming “trampled grass” when the litigation is finally resolved and the “elephants” have ceased fighting. ... read more »
400 Years in Virginia. 500 Years in Slavery.
September 6, 2019
Indeed, “the slave trade began in the 15th century,” said Boniface Chidyausiku of Zimbabwe in 2007, when he was the acting president of the United Nations General Assembly. Chidyausiku made the remarks during the UN’s observance of the 200th anniversary of the end of the transatlantic slave trade. “It was driven by colonial expansion, emerging capitalist economies and the insatiable demand for commodities – with racism and discrimination serving to legitimize the trade,” said Chidyausiku. ... read more »
Black SCE Employee Alleges She Was Passed Over for Multiple Promotions
June 6, 2019
The plaintiff is seeking at least $1 million in damages and a court order directing SCE to investigate its employees' racial and retaliation complaints ... read more »
Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington
May 10, 2019
“The more I thought about this idea of the Grand African race I began to see how we can bring the African diaspora and friends of Africa together, to promote our togetherness, to promote that which binds us and to promote all the wonderful accomplishments and the amazing things that are getting ready to come to Africa,” said Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the Ambassador of the African Union Mission. ... read more »
Former Exec Slams CBS News’ ‘White Problem’
May 3, 2019
The snafu led to a meeting with Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, who said CBS officials admitted they had a lot of work to do and the network pledged to include blacks on their 2020 election team and other coverage. ... read more »
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