Category: National News

Prison Labor is Slavery by Another Name

By Olivia Alperstein Across the country the largest prison strike is taking place, vowing to “finally end slavery in 2016.” Every day, incarcerated people work Read more »

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Johnson Publishing Company Sells Ebony and Jet Magazines

After a 71-year run in Chicago, Johnson Publishing is getting out of the publishing business. Johnson Publishing Company has sold Ebony, its iconic African American Read more »

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Political Journalist and Activist George E. Curry Dies

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. – The freedom struggle and civil rights movement of black people in America and throughout the world lost a Read more »

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A Nation in Crisis Photo Gallery

The growing national wave of shooting deaths of black men has put our nation on high alert.

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Race and Equity Scholar to Speak at Duke University MLK, Jr. Event

Durham, NC – Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University Read more »

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Curbing Gun Violence

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks on President Obama’s proposed executive actions to curb gun violence. Baltimore, MD – NAACP National President and CEO Read more »

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African Americans Killed in 2015 by Law Officers

Here is a list of unarmed African Americans – mostly men, a few women – who have been killed by law officers, either in public Read more »

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Julian Bond Laid to Rest

Julian Bond was laid to rest on Saturday, August 22, 2015. His show of determination and commitment to justice is why we will hold fast Read more »

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Governor McCrory’s Office Issues Response to NAACP

Raleigh, N.C. — The office of Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after a political news conference held by the North Carolina NAACP regarding Read more »

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Spelman College Dumps Cosby Endowment

According to the Huffington Post and CNN, the William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship has been terminated by Spelman College, a HBCU in Read more »

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