Dignitaries and AME Clergy Scheduled to Pay Respects at Pinckney’s Funeral

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. that left nine dead. Several dignitaries and clergy members...

NAACP Statement on Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

(Washington, DC) -- Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, which represents our most significant achievement in health reform in nearly...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Restore Voting Rights Act

Legislation that would retool and restore the Voting Rights Act was introduced in Congress on June 24. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and...

Black GOP Leaders Attempt to Engage Black Voters

Black voters have been safely in the Democratic column for nearly eight decades but that is not going to stop Republicans from trying to...

Black Housing: A Tale of Two Recoveries

Looking back at the past, racial discrimination clearly played a key role in the housing crisis and the resulting financial collapse. And looking forward,...

NAACP and other Civ. Rts. Groups Announce 860-Mile “America’s Journey for Justice March”

With the Lincoln Memorial towering behind him, NAACP President and CEO Cornell Brooks, joined by leaders of a broad coalition of partners, announced “America’s...

150th Juneteenth Observance Overcast by S.C. Church Killings

On June 19, 1865, Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger stood on a balcony in Galveston, Texas, and read the Emancipation Proclamation to slaves...

Shots Fired by Police in Waco Highlights Excessive Shooting of Unarmed Blacks

Officers responding to the biker club (not gang) shootout which killed nine and injured 18 in Waco, Texas, last month fired a total of...

Media Civil Rights Lawyer David Honig Semi-Retired but Still Fighting

David Honig is no mere “weekend warrior” when it comes to activism. For more than half a century he has been at full throttle,...

World Shocked at Enduring Racism, Gun Violence in US

BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic...

What’s The What: Reddit Moves To Ban (Some) Hate, Remains Terrible

Reddit, the web site that has communities devoted to everything from funny animal pictures to earnest Holocaust deniers, decided last week that some sections...

Lynch Formally Installed as U.S. Attorney General

President Barack Obama and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor were among the participants at the investiture of the first Black female U.S. attorney general...