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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

Mother of 5-day-old baby dead after paramedics refuse to offer care

Crystle Galloway, a 30-year old mother who had recently given birth, died after four paramedics refused to give her proper treatment. The victi

Plans to upload blueprints for 3D-printed guns on hold

An Austin company decided Tuesday against publicly releasing digital blueprints for making guns with 3D printers in light of legal challenges from multiple states.

Department of Justice to reopen, investigate Emmett Till murder case

The U.S. Department of Justice has once again reopened the infamous Emmett Till case. The 1955 murder case was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most notorious murders in United States history.

Family demands justice for Black teen killed by California police

Temecula, California, is a location that families relocate to, attracted by a better school district in a ‘safer’ neighborhood. The city earned a reputation for being the “second safest city in America.” Yet, Temecula is the location where police fatally ...

Black teen sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a pair of sneakers

Dayonn Davis, 18, has been charged with robbery for allegedly stealing a pair of sneakers three years ago.

Man claims police brutality after arrest at Waffle House

A videotape of a May 4 arrest showed 22-year-old Anthony Wall of Fayetteville by a Warsaw police officer outside of a Warsaw Waffle House.

Newspaper apologies for bias coverage of lynchings

Alabama’s capital-city newspaper has published an apology for its “shameful” coverage of mob violence against African Americans, delivering the message on the same day that the first memorial to America’s lynching victims opened a half mile away.

Kaepernick accepts rights award, decries ‘lawful lynching’

Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Missouri has highest Black homicide rate, Kansas in top 10

Missouri has the highest rate of Black homicide victims in the country, with neighboring Kansas coming in the top 10.

Civil rights groups call for congressional action on fatal police shootings

The American Civil Liberties Union, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. called on Congress April 10 to take action in response to the national crisis of fatal police shootings.

Black teen asking for directions shot at by White man

A Black 14-year-old male who was lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood trying to get to school was shot at by a White man after knocking on his door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and ...

NAACP spearheads lawsuit to overhaul plan for 2020 Census

The NAACP is spearheading a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Census Bureau and President Donald Trump, saying the federal government is unprepared for the 2020 Census, which will lead to a massive undercounting of African Americans.

Most Americans say Civil Rights goal unmet

Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as little as 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the Civil Rights Movement, according to a new ...

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