A Police Brutality Matters movement

“Police Brutality Matters,” according to former police officer Joseph Ested, who has chosen to make it the moniker for his multiplatform brand that was founded with the mission of “identifying bad cops and holding them accountable while supporting good police ...

Black Girl Magic: Black women lawyers free 17 inmates serving life sentences

“Let’s pause here to give a little credit where credit is due. Freeing 17 prisoners – all of whom were serving life sentences without parole – is impressive and commendable and the result of a campaign – 90 Days of ...

Black farmers gear up for legal fight

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists recently hit a snag when the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, denied the group’s complaint against the United States Department of Agriculture.

Florida officer convicted of murdering unarmed Black man

Officer Nouman Raja was convicted of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting death of Corey Jones by a Florida jury, March 7.

NAACP challenge to 2020 census preparations

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and its allies won a major court ruling Jan. 28 that allows them to proceed with a federal lawsuit challenging the government’s inadequate preparations for the 2020 census.

Longest government shutdown in history has ended … for now

President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government without getting any new money for his U.S.-Mexico border wall, retreating from the central promise of his presidency, for now, in the face of intense public anger.

At least 35,000 Texans with federal jobs are unpaid

The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park’s website boasts a quote from the president the Central Texas park is named for: “All the world is welcome here.” But thanks to a partial federal shutdown, the park is closed to the ...

Executive producer Dream Hampton talks Surviving R. Kelly

For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much talked about Surviving R. Kelly documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the iceberg.

The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of Black women in America

Missy said she has trouble sleeping at night. It’s not the typical case of insomnia. It’s the after effects of spending more than seven years in prison.

Marian Wright Edelman transitions to a new role

“Our mission to ‘Leave No Child Behind’ and ensure that every child has ‘a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start’ in life and successful passage into adulthood has never been more ...

Colorado voters to consider banning slavery

Freedom is on the ballot in Colorado this November.

Study reveals government-supported race discrimination suppressing Black homeownership

Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, 2018 State of Housing in Black America report commissioned by NAREB, now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across ...

Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to bring awareness to sexual violence

Dr. Denis Mukwege, a surgeon in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, were both presented the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to help female victims of sex crimes.

The Dream Still Demands

An estimated 10,000 people filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest Washington, D.C. over five days to hear vital issues facing African Americans and other minorities at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference.

Civil rights leaders weigh-in on new census citizenship question

Before the public comment period on the 2020 census closed Tuesday, civil rights organizations continued to amplify the clarion call to Americans to denounce the inclusion of a “citizenship question” on the final census form