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Foreboding ‘Shelby’ ruling replaces hope of Selma
March 15, 2017
And now we have a tale of two cities once more. ... read more »
Acknowledging Unprecedented Support for HBCUs
March 9, 2017
As we celebrated Black History Month 2017, Dr. King’s admonition concerning the enduring need for HBCUs should be reaffirmed every month. ... read more »
A Week after the Election, the State of the Black World Conference Convenes in Newark
November 3, 2016
No matter who wins this election, governing will not be a cakewalk ... read more »
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This Is Why Black Americans Must Demand Equality in the Auto Industry
October 5, 2016
Recent studies show that Black America’s auto purchases contribute more than $35 billion to annual automaker revenue ... read more »
Four Lessons Americans Should Learn from the “Brexit” Vote
July 7, 2016
The day after 52 percent of United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common – ...   That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what it was. ... read more »
Civil rights leaders laud plan to help troubled borrowers stay in their homes
July 6, 2016
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program that will help borrowers stay in their homes and support neighborhood recovery. ... read more »
A WALK FOR LIFE
June 9, 2016
A Summer of Peace, Hope and Unity (Part 1) ... read more »
Child Watch: Recognizing All of America’s S/Heroes
April 28, 2016
Every day I wear a pair of medallions around my neck with portraits of two of my role models: Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. As a child I read books about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. She and indomitable and eloquent slave woman Sojourner Truth represent countless thousands of anonymous slave women whose bodies and minds were abused and whose voices were muted by slavery, Jim Crow, segregation and confining gender roles throughout our nation’s history. Although Harriet Tubman could not read books, she could read the stars to find her way north to freedom. And she freed not only herself from slavery, but returned to slave country again and again through forests and streams and across mountains to lead other slaves to freedom at great personal danger. She was tough. She was determined. She was fearless. She was shrewd and she trusted God completely to deliver her, and other fleeing slaves, from pursuing captors who had placed a bounty on her life. ... read more »
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Revive U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
April 13, 2016
Even where there is consensus, there is no authoritative, independent voice able to challenge both Congress and the president when needed ... read more »
To Be Equal
March 24, 2016
Women’s History Month: Contributions and Past and Present “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, ... read more »
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