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Florida’s first African American state attorney pulled over in traffic stop

There was something a little unusual about a June 19 traffic stop in Orlando – other than the driver being Florida’s first African American state attorney who also happens to be in a legal fight with the governor over the ...

Prosecutor shocked by mistrial for cop who killed Black man

An Oklahoma prosecutor said Saturday that he was shocked when a judge declared a mistrial in the case of a White former Tulsa police officer who fatally shot his daughter’s Black boyfriend because jurors had deliberated for only a few ...

Census Bureau: US growing more diverse

The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse; a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported June 22.

... No Peace: Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

Gerry Martin isn’t sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit – and possibly a weapon – on him.

Journal criticized for not consulting African American scholars on race

A leading journal of political philosophy took up the Black Lives Matter movement in its June issue without a single contribution from a Black academic, triggering an outcry from African American scholars.

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.

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