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    Watching The Freddy Gray Protests Online

    This weekend a small, but violent, number of protesters overshadowed the peaceful demonstrations taking place in Baltimore. The marches that began in West Baltimore, where 25-year-old Freddie Gray died in police custody under still...

    Arlington National Cemetery Event Honors Civil Rights Martyr Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II and returned to his home state of Mississippi to do battle against discrimination and segregation. He was recognized around the country for...

    Legislation Introduced to Update Voting Rights Act

    A bipartisan, bicameral group of congressional lawmakers has introduced legislation to update the Voting Rights Act, one of the central victories in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and...

    Arizona Bans Race-, Sex-Based Abortions

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on March 30 signed an abortion bill into law banning abortions in that state based on the race and gender of the baby. According to The Tucson Sentinel, Republican lawmakers in...

    AP:Trayvon Martin’s Mother Says Killer Got Away with Murder

    MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with...

    The Rocky Road Following Brown vs Board of Education

    While the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education Inc. sued the Maryland Higher Education Commission in 2006, the lawsuit – which goes to trial Jan. 3 in a Baltimore federal court...

    Department of Justice Files Suit Against Arizona

    The Department of Justice this week filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona, claiming that its immigration law, S.B. 1070, unconstitutionally interferes with the federal government’s authority to set and enforce immigration policy....

    NPR Fires Juan Williams After Muslim Remarks on the ‘O’Reilly Factor’

    After an appearance on Fox News’ the O’Reilly Factor on Oct.20, National Public Radio’s Senior News Analyst Juan Williams was fired from the company after claiming that Muslims make him “nervous” and “worried” on...

    White Mayor, Black Wife: NYC Shatters an Image

    Another milestone is passing in America's racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a White man with a Black wife. Even in a nation with a biracial president, where interracial marriage is...

    Ministers Form National Task Force to Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    Enough is enough, says Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, noting the list of young Black people dead or in jail in states where “stand your ground” laws are in place. “Our young Black boys are being...

    NBC Gabby/gymnastic Chimp Gaffe Ignites Firestorm of Criticism

    Pairing network applause for Black gymnast Gabby Douglas with a grinning monkey on gymnastic rings to promote a new show was not an intentional slap at the pixie-like Virginia Beach, Va.-born athlete’s historic Olympic...

    The Nation’s Mayors to Bring Urban Agenda to The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential...

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's mayors will bring their urban agenda – The 2016 Compact for a Better America: A Call to Action – to Des Moines, Iowa for The Brown...

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