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

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.