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Jim Clyburn for Speaker of the House
September 27, 2018
The mission of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), representing the Black Press of America, is to report the news and to be an advocate for freedom, justice and equality for Black America and for all others who stand in opposition to racism and economic inequality and cry out for a better quality of life. ... read more »
Use of the ‘N-Word’ is Far From the Only Measure of Racism
August 30, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the president’s former aide, claims there is a tape of him using the vile racial slur. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she “can’t guarantee” that a tape doesn’t exist. Trump tweeted, “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary.” The press pursued the question as if this would establish for one and for all whether Trump is a racist. ... read more »
The Los Angeles Sentinel Signs Up to Support Michelle Obama’s #WhenWeAllVote Initiative to Help Register Voters
August 22, 2018
The last to to register to vote in California is October 22. In an effort to encourage civic participation the Los Angeles Sentinel has launched a voter registration drive. ... read more »
Comic Book Artist Goes from Superheroes to Civil Rights
August 9, 2018
People familiar with the 2013 graphic novel "March'' and its two sequels already know that Lewis' illustrated history of his role in the civil rights movement became a sensation. Despite critics who thought a "comic book'' was too pulpy for an elder statesman's story, it triumphed on the New York Times best-seller list. The third installation went on to win the National Book Award, a first for a graphic novel. ... 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 »
MLK tackled many issues in his lifetime. Where are we now?
April 5, 2018
Fifty years after his assassination, some of these barriers have fallen _ but others remain. ... read more »
Home-grown reactionaries, not Russians, are greatest threat to our elections
March 10, 2018
This past weekend, we once again gathered in Selma, Ala., to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” the March 7, 1965, march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that was savagely put down by police. ... read more »
Judge Greg Mathis talks politics on the NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet
February 20, 2017
Judge Greg Mathis expresses his disappointment in former Senator Jeff Sessions becoming the U.S. Attorney General. Host: Brandon I. Brooks ... read more / watch video »
What surely tainted our election? Voter suppression
December 15, 2016
President Barack Obama has ordered an intelligence agency report before he leaves office. Democrats and responsible Republicans are calling for congressional investigations. ... read more »
In Dissent, Defiance and Resistance: Refusing to Concede to Elected Evil
November 16, 2016
we cannot go along with the tyranny of a majority in numbers or in electoral votes and turn a deaf ear to truth or a blind eye to injustice because of official or unofficial calls for compliance, calm or giving election-sanctioned evil a chance to prove itself. ... read more »
DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile Statement on the 53rd Anniversary of the March on Washington
September 1, 2016
I was eight years old when the news spread through my community that Dr. King had been assassinated. ... read more »
CBC Chairman Marks 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
August 10, 2016
Recently, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) recognized the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and called upon House Republicans to support legislation that would restore the right to vote for all Americans. ... read more »
Court blocks ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law
August 3, 2016
The appeals court also dismissed arguments by Republican lawmakers that the law was aimed at preventing voter fraud ... read more »
Discover the Unexpected: Continuing the Legacy of Freedom’s Journal in 2016
June 16, 2016
This year is another national election year. The value and purpose of the right and responsibility to vote is more important today than in 1965 when the Voting Rights Act was first made law ... read more »
50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Does your vote really matter?
August 12, 2015
On August 6 1965, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. August 6, 2015 will mark the 50th year anniversary since African American citizens overcame the prevention of the right to vote, and obtained the right to be seen as equal. The Act was signed to create long-lasting change, however questions remain on whether or not people have taken full advantage of what was obtained or whether or not our vote matters. ... read more »
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