National News

  • Media Diversity at Stake with CNN Layoffs

    Black leaders are expressing concern about how mass layoffs at CNN will impact media diversity. Earlier this month, Turner Broadcasting System, a Time Warner subsidiary and CNN’s parent company, announced it was cutting its workforce by 10 percent or about 1,475 positions. The move was part of ...

    Continue Reading...
  • Fighting the Good Fight

    Lucile Adams-Campbell, professor of Oncology and associate dean of Community Health & Outreach at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has long understood the power of outreach and serving the under-served.  A native Washingtonian, who grew up in Ward 7, Adams-Campbell is the ...

    Continue Reading...
  • High Court Balks at Last-Minute Voting Changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many Blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year. Like earlier orders in North ...

    Continue Reading...
  • Introducing the New NAACP Nat. Pres.

    Inspired to help people of all walks of life, Cornell William Brooks, recently appointed president and CEO of the NAACP, wants to expand the civil rights organization into a more 21st Century state of mind. He is currently on a justice tour, traveling state to state to spread the NAACP’s ...

    Continue Reading...
  • Fed. Courts Address Voter Disenfranchisement

    Hundreds of thousands of voters of color in Texas and Wisconsin will not be denied access to the ballot box this November in the wake of two recent court rulings. Civil rights advocates are claiming these rulings are significant victories. On Oct. 9, a federal judge in Texas and the Supreme ...

    Continue Reading...
  • Ignorance of the Law, No Excuse for Police

    Like most people, Sgt. Matt Darisse said he believed driving with a broken tail light was against the law, but he was wrong.  On Oct. 6 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments that ignorance of the law is no excuse for police officers or well as private citizens. This was the first case of ...

    Continue Reading...
  • First Lady Hitting Campaign Trail for Midterms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A month before critical midterm elections, Michelle Obama is putting her popularity and influence to the test, trying to help elect Democratic candidates and give her husband a fighting chance to complete his agenda. Starting Friday, Mrs. Obama will ramp up her campaigning by ...

    Continue Reading...
  • Low Labor Force, High Poverty, and High Inequality

    (Washington, DC) – The NAACP has released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) September employment report which indicates that for the month of September the national unemployment rate was 5.9. The unemployment rate for Asians was 4.3 percent, for whites ...

    Continue Reading...

Latest Tweets

    Message: Rate limit exceeded, Please check your Twitter Authentication Data or internet connection.