Protests at Ole Miss turn to shouts over Confederate flag

An integrated group of at least 200 students and faculty members rallied Friday at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, urging the Ole Miss administration to stop flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.

Across the Nation

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says the Department of Justice is monitoring the state investigation into the fatal shooting of a Black teenager by a White police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis.

DA Susan Hawk recovers, makes plans to help others

“I know what it feels like to be in that black hole with a wet blanket over you and you think you want to die,” District Attorney Susan Hawk said. “You feel like it, you know it, and you have ...

Justice or Else: A movement, not a moment

Since I have to teach on Saturdays at the City College of New York it was not possible for me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in the nation’s capital. I doubt if I would have ...

Farrakhan calls on Black community to be self-reliant

The leader of the Nation of Islam on Saturday told a crowd of approximately 1 million people to become more active in solving their own problems instead of relying on others.

Million Man March unites Black Americans across decades

Bill Murrain, a lawyer from Conyers, Georgia, traveled to the National Mall for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and stood side-by-side with three generations of Black males: his sons, son-in-laws and five grandsons.

Winnetka Heights celebrates National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual celebrated event that unites the community amd promotes crime preventions and a partnership between police and the community.

Memphis’ first White mayor since 1991

Voters in the majority-Black city of Memphis have tapped a city councilman to become their first White mayor in nearly a quarter-century, rebuffing a three-term incumbent whose campaign sagged under rising crime, poverty and the troubled finances of this gritty ...

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Obama lauds Black women at CBC dinner

During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in “every great movement in American history” and pledged to address challenges they face in the ...

Around the State

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was presented the “Peace Patron Award” by Peacemakers Incorporated at the seventh annual Peacemakers luncheon, Sept. 15.

Gary part of push to build trust between police, public

A federal pilot program aimed at improving ties between law enforcement and communities, and curbing racial bias is moving ahead in Gary, one of six U.S. cities taking part in the initiative.

California governor signs anti-racial profiling bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to change California’s definition of racial profiling and require local law enforcement agencies to collect demographic data on the people they stop, his office announced Saturday.

Black women face increased violence

Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all [92 percent] of these women knew their assailant, according to a report titled, When Men Murder Women by the Violence Policy Center.

Increasing number of voters can alter public policy

The key to changing public policy in key areas is increasing the number of people who vote, according to a recent report by Demos, a public policy group that supports economic and social equality.