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Lynch nomination: A test of Obama’s relationship with new Congress

In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

John Doar, a different kind of civil rights champion

Though many Whites were active in civil rights, few were as influential as John Doar, the legendary lawyer and civil rights champion, who died recently at the age of 92.

Voices of Grief and Struggle

“For me it’s a bit of a re-traumatization,” Sara Mokuria explained from the pulpit of the St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church on Nov. 7.

Scout receives top honor for community contribution

Xandria Barkwell, a freshman at the University of North Texas, has been a Girl Scout since she was 5 years old

Things to know: Attorney general nominee

Loretta Lynch is President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to hold the post. Here’s a look at Lynch’s career, from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Goodfellas.

Making History ... Making a Difference

President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.”

dianne - with a small ‘d’ and a big heart

“It’s spelled with a small d-i-a-n-n-e. Small g-i-b-s-o-n. No capital letters in ‘dianne gibson,’” explained the woman known as Miss Community.

YouthSpark: Closing the achievement gap

In today’s global marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to have a post-secondary education and career-based training to keep a competitive edge. Gone are the days where one could enter the workforce straight from high school and carve out a comfortable ...

Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

U.S. attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it ...

Is Dallas ostracizing Africans?

When it was announced Sept. 30 that Liberian citizen Thomas Duncan was suffering from Ebola, many residents reacted with questions and curiosity about the disease, the patient and the possibility of contracting the virus.

Around the State

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season.

Blacks ‘unbank’ at higher rates than Whites

When it comes to cashing checks and other financial transactions, Blacks are “unbanked” at much higher rates than Whites, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Black Press of America launches hashtag campaign

The National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America, is a 74-year-old federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers from across the United States. The Black Press has been a voice for and to African ...

Civil rights groups rally voters for Nov. 4 elections

As voters prepare to cast ballots in the first federal general election since the United States Supreme Court shredded a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with the Shelby County v. Holder decision, civil rights groups are ...

Civil rights groups rally voters for Nov. 4 elections

As voters prepare to cast ballots in the first federal general election since the United States Supreme Court shredded a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with the Shelby County v. Holder decision, civil rights groups are ...

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