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2018 National Essay Contest on the Film “DROP” for Youth,  Ages 12-18 years Cash Prizes for Winners!
September 20, 2018
The DROP Essay Contest is part of the annual 2018 Week of Positive Change, Non-Violence and Opportunities, October 13-21, 2018. In a joint statement, BW4PC National co-chairs Dr. Stephanie Myers and Daun S. Hester stated, "We must convince youth that dropping out of school is a pipeline to prison and violence. They must stay in school and earn their high school diploma or GED to prepare for success." ... read more »
Breaking the Gubernatorial Glass Ceiling
September 14, 2018
In the 240-year history of the United States, four African American men have presided as the chief executive of a state or commonwealth. Only two were elected in their own right – Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, in 2006, and Douglas Wilder of Virginia, in 1989. David Paterson of New York was elevated to the office upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer in 2008 ... read more »
B.B. King Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary
August 31, 2018
In 1949, a fight broke out at a dance in Twist, Kansas. During the melee, a barrel filled with kerosene, that had been lit earlier to warm the party, was knocked over. As flames licked the dance floor, B.B. King, a twenty-something musician, escaped into the cool Kansas night with the rest of the party goers. But King had forgotten his guitar inside. On that fateful night, risking his life, he ran back into the building to rescue his prized instrument. ... read more »
Evers home added to African-American Civil Rights Network
August 9, 2018
The Mississippi home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers has been added to the African-American Civil Rights Network. ... read more »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
Graduating Cal State LA Master’s Student Aims to Tackle Food Insecurity 
May 31, 2018
Sade Meeks fondly remembers Sundays spent in the kitchen with her mother in Jackson, Mississippi. Rich aromas of soul food wafted throughout their home as they prepared nutritious, yet delectable family meals.  ... read more »
Wife: Cosby Convicted by ‘Mob Justice, not Real Justice’
May 10, 2018
Camille Cosby, 74, said chief accuser Andrea Constand was a liar whose testimony about being drugged and molested at Cosby's home in January 2004 was "riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions.'' ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris at National Action Network: ‘We Must Speak Truth’
April 24, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 2018 Convention. She reflected on the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and outlined the fights our country faces today. ... read more »
Cal Poly Pomona Professor Robin Wilson Honored by Network for Minorities in Mathematical Sciences
April 19, 2018
Robin Wilson is fighting a battle against poverty and lack of opportunity. His weapon is math. The Cal Poly Pomona professor believes “Math literacy can lead to personal and societal change because it can provide or prevent access to education and economic success.” ... read more »
Film Review: WWII Vets Forge Unlikely Friendship across Color Line in Searing Southern Saga
November 20, 2017
But the fighting isn't over for Sergeant Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), a black man reluctantly returning to the repressive Jim Crow system of segregation. ... read more »
NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage Politically
November 13, 2017
During a call with reporters, NAACP officials announced that the civil rights group will transition from a 501(c)(3) to a 501(c)(4) designation. ... read more »
Fannie Lou Hamer Walking Off the Plantation: Questioning and Transforming America
October 12, 2017
I’m sick of symbolic things; we’re fighting for our lives”. Thus, for Obama’s election to be more than a useful symbol for a country unable to criticize and seriously change itself, it must be part and parcel of our struggle to save and expand lives ... read more »
Home of firebombed NAACP officer added to historic register
June 29, 2017
The Natchez home of Wharlest Jackson Sr. and his late wife, Exerlena, was added to the register June 6. ... read more »
Mississippi town elects woman as 1st African-American mayor
June 22, 2017
Outgoing Mayor Knox Ross says it's no big surprise to him that Beechem won because it was a three-candidate race in a nonpartisan general election without a runoff. ... read more »
Mississippi probe of church arson advances amid secrecy 
November 9, 2016
A police chief in the Mississippi Delta says a "person of interest" is talking to investigators about the torching of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump." ... read more »
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