Category: National News

2016 – One for the Record Books

Whatever the past year has meant to each of us, 2016 has brought major changes to our local community, the state, and the nation. As Read more »

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The Hidden Homeless Population

By Roseangela Hartford, OtherWords.org – A growing number of homeless students lack the academic and community support they need to get off the streets. Most Read more »

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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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World Pays Tribute to R&B Pop Singer Natalie Cole

The Grammy-winning R&B – Pop singer Natalie Cole transitioned from this life on Thursday night December 31, 2015 in Los Angeles. The singer was 65 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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