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.

Unbelievable: Florida Stand Your Ground defense rejected for mother only firing ‘warning shot’

No one was hurt or killed when 31-year-old Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot into the air on Aug. 1, 2010.

Rally for Trayvon: Atlanta responds to not guilty verdict in Zimmerman case

Chanting “Justice for Trayvon” and “No justice, no peace,” a crowd that reached into the thousands marched from Atlanta’s West End to the state capitol on Sunday evening. Following a verdict of not guilty for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman ...

National protests of Zimmerman verdict

Demonstrations are planned for 100 cities this Saturday to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal for murder and manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., and to urge the Justice Department to investigate whether Martin’s ...

Mary Alice Thatch: From ‘janitor’ to Publisher of the Year

If the Wilmington Journal ever holds a contest to determine who began work there at the youngest age, Mary Alice Jervay Thatch would win hands down.

‘The World is Watching’ Zimmerman trial

One of the attorneys for the parents of Trayvon Martin predicts that George Zimmerman will be found guilty of murdering the unarmed, 17-year-old youth.

Activists urge end to War on Drugs

Black activists marked the 42nd anniversary of the War on Drugs with a protest in front of the White House aimed at ending a targeted action that has led to the disproportionate arresting, conviction and incarceration of Blacks for decades.

Kimberly McCarthy: Black woman becomes 500th person executed by Texas

Anti-death penalty activists from Houston and Dallas piled onto buses last Wednesday in route to Huntsville to protest the execution of Kimberly McCarthy. McCarthy became the 500th death row inmate executed in Texas since the state reintroduced the death penalty ...

Trayvon Martin trial: Prayer instead of protests

Driving up to the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, no one would know a case that garnered international attention was going on.