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Blacks, poor want EPA to address environmental racism

They roost everywhere in his hometown – on neighbors’ houses, in the trees, in front yards – lured by the putrid smell of 65 acres of rotting garbage. It’s getting unbearable, he said.

Tough time for Black women – like Black men – with police

It’s not just Black men having difficult relations with police. Black women are having a tough time, too.

Obama: Black Lives Matter addresses a legitimate issue

Defending the Black Lives Matter movement, Oct. 22, President Barack Obama said the protests are giving voice to a problem happening only in African American communities, and that “we, as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this ...

Protests at Ole Miss turn to shouts over Confederate flag

An integrated group of at least 200 students and faculty members rallied Friday at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, urging the Ole Miss administration to stop flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.

Across the Nation

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says the Department of Justice is monitoring the state investigation into the fatal shooting of a Black teenager by a White police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis.

Justice or Else: A movement, not a moment

Since I have to teach on Saturdays at the City College of New York it was not possible for me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in the nation’s capital. I doubt if I would have ...

Farrakhan calls on Black community to be self-reliant

The leader of the Nation of Islam on Saturday told a crowd of approximately 1 million people to become more active in solving their own problems instead of relying on others.

Million Man March unites Black Americans across decades

Bill Murrain, a lawyer from Conyers, Georgia, traveled to the National Mall for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and stood side-by-side with three generations of Black males: his sons, son-in-laws and five grandsons.

Gary part of push to build trust between police, public

A federal pilot program aimed at improving ties between law enforcement and communities, and curbing racial bias is moving ahead in Gary, one of six U.S. cities taking part in the initiative.

California governor signs anti-racial profiling bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to change California’s definition of racial profiling and require local law enforcement agencies to collect demographic data on the people they stop, his office announced Saturday.

Black women face increased violence

Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all [92 percent] of these women knew their assailant, according to a report titled, When Men Murder Women by the Violence Policy Center.

Ferguson Commission report: Symbol without substance

It took 10 long, intense months of research that included hundreds of interviews, Department of Justice reports, marches, police killings and outside recommendations, in order for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s 16-member Ferguson Commission to issue a 198-page report entitled Forward ...

DOJ disburses $23 million for police cameras

White House efforts to foster improved policing and better ties between communities and law enforcement went a step further this week as the Department of Justice announced its awarding of more than $23.2 million in grants for body-worn cameras.

NAACP ‘Journey’ march focuses on voting rights

America’s Journey for Justice, an 860-mile walk led by the NAACP, is considered the longest walk advocating civil rights in history. The distance traveled in this walk is longer than Mohandas Gandhi’s 240-mile Salt March in 1930 and 17 times ...

Ex-tennis star Blake: Fire officer who tackled me

Former tennis star James Blake, whose caught-on-camera takedown by a plainclothes New York City police officer prompted apologies from the mayor and police commissioner, said on Saturday that the officer who wrongly arrested him should be fired.