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Derwin James Injury Update
August 23, 2019
Derwin James underwent successful surgery today to address a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. ... read more »
African Americans Audited by IRS More Than Any Other Group 
April 11, 2019
Humphreys County, Tenn., where more than a third of its Black residents live below the poverty line and the median yearly household income is $26,000, somehow is on the IRS’ radar to audit at a higher rate than anywhere else in the nation, according to AOL News.   ... read more »
Ghana Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Encourage Resettlement in the Motherland
February 8, 2019
In the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital, just a stone’s throw from the U.S. embassy, lie the tombs of civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois and his wife, Shirley. The founder of the NAACP settled in the city’s serene residential area of Labone and lived there until his death in 1963. ... read more »
MLK-Themed Study Reveals States with the Most Racial Progress
January 24, 2019
To measure America’s progress in harmonizing racial groups, WalletHub researchers measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. ... read more »
Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary
January 3, 2019
Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling and frequently highlight the necessity of counting every vote. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on Republican Voter Fraud in North Carolina
December 7, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on voter fraud allegations in the 2018 midterm election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. The results of the race – which were initially projected in favor of Republican Mark Harris who had a 905-vote lead over Democrat Dan McCready -- are under investigation after evidence of illegal activity by operatives associated with Mark Harris’ campaign was uncovered. ... read more »
Getting Real About High School Graduation for Black and Brown Students
August 16, 2018
Even as overall graduation rates improve, Black and Hispanic students continue to lag behind that curve. Graduation rates for African American students are 76.4 percentage points—8 percentage points behind the national average—and Latino students are at 79.3 percent. Native American students fare even worse at just 72 percent graduation. Meanwhile, White and Asian students are anywhere from four to six points higher than the national average. ... read more »
Museum to Honor Green Bay Packers’ First Black Players
August 16, 2018
Neville Public Museum executive director Beth Lemke says adding the exhibit called "Delay of Game'' will help visitors "discover how the experiences, challenges, and contributions of African-American players have changed this community.'' ... read more »
When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives
April 19, 2018
The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare. ... read more »
Lakers Sign Nigel Hayes
January 19, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. ... read more »
Melvin Gordon Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
October 14, 2017
Gordon accounted for 163 yards from scrimmage and added two scores to help lead the Chargers to their first victory of 2017. ... read more »
2017 NCAA tourney in books, no classic title game this time
April 8, 2017
North Carolina's 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in front of more than 76,000 fans ended the three-week tournament, one that provided thrills just as it always does. ... read more »
Trump Won the Election, but White Supremacy Won’t Win Forever
November 16, 2016
Part of the ugly reality is the realization that too many of our fellow citizens have embraced a racially divisive candidate whose rhetoric has unleashed hateful speech and attitudes. ... read more »
Wisconsin officer facing felony charge from March shooting
October 26, 2016
An expert retained by prosecutors found that Kraemer's use of deadly force wasn't consistent with generally accepted use of force standards ... read more »
Jidenna talks snagging a Grammy nod and finishing his album
February 12, 2016
If ever you've laid eyes on Jidenna - the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem "Classic Man" - then certainly you remember him: He's straight out of a time machine with his fiery red hair, slicked into a dapper 1930s style, slim suits and a gold watch chain dangling from his pocket. ... read more »
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