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National African American museum tour in great demand

Lucille Simpson, far right, and her daughter Gwendolyn Norman, both from Detroit, Michigan, wait in line to enter the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Cultural on the National Mall in Washington, May 1. The hottest ticket in ...

North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire

UNC Center for Civil Rights, a center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised, is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave ...

Hope but concern in Lower 9th Ward – 12 years post-Katrina

Judging by the empty lots, it’s hard to imagine the Lower 9th Ward before Hurricane Katrina – a bustling neighborhood where African American residents knew their neighbors, built their homes with their own hands and shopped at Black-owned stores along ...

A return to tough law enforcement policies

For three decades, America got tough on crime.

New House bill could fight climate change

Washington, D.C. – On April 6, Congressman Marc Veasey, D-TX, and Congressman Carlos Curbelo, R-FL, introduced bipartisan legislation to help in the nation’s fight against climate change by making carbon capture technology more attainable.

No health care repeal – humiliating defeat for Trump

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act off the House floor last week when it became clear it would fail badly – after seven years of nonstop railing ...

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

House Republicans’ failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax reform.

Fees that threaten march unite Selma

Black people who celebrate the Civil Rights Movement and White people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

Congress pushes to allow firearms for mentally ill

The Republican-led Senate voted Feb. 15 to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with severe mental health disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump, who is ...

Trump exchange with Black journalist sparks outrage

Many African Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran Black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them.

Chicago mayor warns Trump deploying federal troops counteracts community policing

A day after President Donald Trump declared he was ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicides, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned against deploying the National Guard, saying it would hurt efforts to restore trust in the ...

Yes we did: Obama’s nostalgic farewell speech

President Barack Obama has bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump.

US levels sanctions against Russia over election hacking

In a Cold War-era style diplomatic showdown, the United States unleashed a string of sanctions and ordered expulsion of 35 Russians in retaliation for alleged cyber-meddling against the U.S. election, and Russia’s foreign minister said Moscow is weighing a move ...

First African American incorporated U.S. town mulls federal buyouts

When Dianne Hines pulls up to her flood-damaged home in Princeville, North Carolina, she has no interest in going inside.

Civil rights groups note over 860 hate incidents in last 30 days

Civil rights groups called for President-elect Donald Trump to forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry, pointing to more than 860 bias-related incidents recorded in the 10 days following his Nov. 8 victory.

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