Farewell, Facebook

Since the latest changes to its privacy controls, Facebook has faced serious criticism from industry watchers and users. Among the site’s biggest critics are Canadian-based...

Remembering Black Wall Street

The day after 1921’s Decoration Day – now Memorial Day – stands as a dark day in Oklahoma and American history. A mere 58...

American Missionary Back Home Following Conviction in Haiti for Kidnapping

An Idaho woman returned to the United States on May 18 after she was convicted of trying to take nearly three dozen children out...

Tea Party Senate Candidate Rand Paul Draws Fire over Civil Rights Criticism

The Tea Party supported, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky has come under fire for comments he recently made about segregation and...

Teacher Hypothetically ‘Shoots’ President as Part of Math Lesson

An Alabama math teacher who developed a hypothetical assassination plot against President Obama to teach angles and lines in a geometry class will not...

Supreme Court: Sex Offenders Deemed “Dangerous” Can be Held Indefinitely

Sex offenders considered sexually dangerous can now be held in prison indefinitely after their prison terms are completed, the Supreme Court ruled on May...

SCLC Leadership Dispute Boils Over

The feud between two factions of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference came to a head during the week of May 17 over an alleged...

Civil Rights Groups Sue Arizona

The American Civil Liberties Union and a collection of other civil rights organizations on May 17 filed a class action lawsuit that counters Arizona’s...

Official: Voter Intimidation Probe an Obama Vendetta

WASHINGTON — An ongoing investigation into the Justice Department’s handling of a voter intimidation case involving a Black militant group is less a quest...

NAACP Unanimously Endorses Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

The NAACP voted to unanimously endorse Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, at its quarterly meeting on May 15. “After a careful...

Synagogue Buys Philadelphia-Area Swim Club Once Accused of Racism

The Philadelphia-area swim club which 56 Black and Latino children were barred from attending last year was sold at a bankruptcy auction on May...

Obama Reveals Strategy to Curb Drug Abuse

President Obama on May 11 outlined a broad initiative to reduce drug abuse in the U.S. over five years which focuses on treating the...