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Ben Jealous resigns as NAACP president

Five years ago, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, made two promises. The first was to the NAACP to help the organization get to the next level, revitalizing the mission and ...

New Black Paper seeks to call activists to action

“There is a ‘state of emergency’ without urgency in Black America,”

America remembers King’s ‘Dream’

The task is not done, the journey is not complete,” Martin Luther King III said. He was standing in the exact space his father stood 50 years before – where he delivered the iconic I Have a Dream speech.

National Voting Rights Project launches

On Aug. 14, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, dean of the Civil Rights Movement, addressed citizens, civil rights and religious groups, civic leaders and legislators from across the nation to launch a 50-state project to promote, restore, and preserve fair and ...

Leaders unveil a Black agenda

Conveners of a gathering to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington released a five-point agenda as a first step toward a public policy list for Black America.

Fiftieth Anniversary of March on Washington more diverse

The 50th Anniversary for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom celebrated a more diverse coalition and needs, but the central themes resonated around voting rights, jobs, gun violence and equality in minority communities.

Activists sue to overturn N.C. voter suppression law

When Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 589 last week, the controversial Voter Information Verification Act, he said in an op-ed published in The News and Observer, “The common sense election reforms I just signed into law will protect the ...

March on Washington Mosaic Stamp

This month, Americans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. To celebrate and honor this landmark moment in our nation’s history, the U.S. Postal Service will release a limited edition 1963 March on Washington Mosaic Stamp. For ...

Events planned for March on Washington

In addition to the long-planned March on Washington scheduled for Aug. 24, the White House has announced that President Obama will speak at a commemorative service at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on ...

March on Washington for Jobs

Civil rights leaders will march on Washington, D.C., on Aug. 24 to observe the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. ...

Jobs still a key issue 50 years after historic D.C. march

One of the primary goals of the 1963 March on Washington was finding or creating jobs for Blacks. At a panel discussion during the annual convention of the National Urban League, jobs was mentioned more frequently than any other topic ...

Morial calls for new Civil Rights Movement

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial has called for “a new Civil Rights Movement,” one that will focus on economic empowerment and justice.

Turning pain into prevention

With her voice laced with emotion, Sybrina Fulton, the soft-spoken mother of Trayvon Martin, urged delegates to the National Urban League’s annual convention here to use her personal tragedy to prevent the recurrence of unjustified youth killings in the future.

Dr. Bernice King: Let freedom ring

At least 15,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. were challenged at a social action luncheon to “let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” on July 15, during the organization’s 51st National Convention in ...

Nelson Mandela: Inspiring change

During the last seven decades, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has fought for human rights and peace in Africa and throughout the world.