Author Archives: Zenitha Prince

  • Reactions to Holder’s Resignation ‘Bittersweet’

    Reactions from Black and civil rights leaders to the news of Attorney General Eric Holder’s imminent resignation was summarized best by President Obama. “This is bittersweet,” Obama said during a Sept. 25 press conference at the White House to announce Holder’s decision. After listing a set of ...

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  • Holder’s Resignation Leaves Civil Rights in a Lurch

    Eric Holder is resigning his post, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The United States attorney general will, however, remain in his post until a successor is in place. Holder, the 82nd attorney general and the first African American to serve in the role, had previously announced his ...

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  • Jamal Bryant: Pastor, Preacher, Purveyor of Peace

    For the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, the call to social activism and service is like a fire shut up in his bones – something intrinsic and undeniable. “It is something that really has become part of my DNA,” said Bryant. For the 42-year-old Baltimore pastor, serving the community – whether directly ...

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  • NAACP Challenges N.C. Lawmaker on Voter ID Election Ad

    The North Carolina NAACP has decried an election ad by N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger (R), saying it could mislead viewers on the status of the state’s voter ID requirement. The civil rights organization filed a complaint Sept. 15 with the state Board of Elections and the Guilford ...

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  • Atlanta’s Spelman College Claims Top Ranking Among HBCUs

    Spelman College, the liberal arts college for women in Atlanta, was named the nation’s top historically Black college or university for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. The publication’s 30th annual ranking of tertiary education institutions in the United States was ...

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  • A Face is an Open Book

    To Simmie Knox a face is an open book. “Everything is in the face – joy, sorrow, kindness, mean-spiritedness…,” he said. That ability to read faces and, in so doing, capture the essence of an individual is what has made him the premier portraitist he is today, with a career spanning almost half ...

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  • Policing the Police

    The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the police department’s bungled response has renewed cries for police reform. The slaying of Brown, who was unarmed, spurred protest among residents, who saw it as the latest in a string of injustices ...

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  • Video Catches Cop in Attack Mode

    A Baltimore police officer, who is seen viciously beating a man June 15 in a CitiWatch video that began circulating this week, has been suspended while an investigation of the incident ensues, officials announced Sept. 16. “This will not be tolerated,” Baltimore City Police ...

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