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    University of Michigan Launches $85 Million Diversity Plan

    Black student enrollment at Michigan universities has fallen since the state enacted a ban on affirmative action in 2006. The law has forced college administrators to seek other, sometimes less effective, means of boosting...

    Mississippi Probe of Church Arson Advances Amid Secrecy

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A police chief in the Mississippi Delta says a "person of interest" is talking to investigators about the torching of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote...

    NC, Trump Campaign, and Republican Voter Suppression Pose a Threat in a Close Election

    On Oct. 31, officials from the North Carolina NAACP filed a federal lawsuit against the North Carolina State Board of Elections to force election officials to stop purging voter registrations. One week before voters go...

    New attempt to take over Morgan State!

    Education czar strikes during holiday Jan. 1, 1980 While state universities are enjoying winter vacation, a move is being made in Annapolis which could bring Morgan State University, as well as the University of Baltimore and...

    Congressional Black Caucus and Negro College Fund Step Up

    The nation’s HBCUs took center stage in legislative matters recently, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus, with the aid of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), sought to more fully stabilize the schools’...

    90 Percent of Black Voters Will Cast Ballots for Clinton

    Nearly 90 percent of Black voters plan to cast ballots for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, according to the 2016 National Black Voter Poll. National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) partnered with Howard University to...

    Chicago’s Magnificent Mile: Magnificence Lost

    Part of a series of articles and commentaries describing the impact the change in the manufacturing industry has had on the Black Community in major American cities. Modern-day Chicago is known for her Magnificent Mile,...

    Bridging History with Digital Technology

    The lines outside of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture show no signs of dissipating, with online ticket reservations secured through January 2017. For those who wish to get...

    African Scholars Assess Life Under a Possible Clinton Presidency

    The African Coalition for Hillary, a group of professionals and political activists who support Clinton for president, convened a town hall meeting on Oct. 24 at the George Washington University Elliott School of International...

    62 Years after Brown vs. Board, it Still Takes a Justice Dept. Action to...

    MONROE, La. (AP) — The Justice Department has announced a settlement aimed at ensuring Black students have better access to a Louisiana public school that only enrolled White students when it opened more than...

    CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield and Rep. Robin Kelly Condemn Discriminatory Housing Practices of...

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) condemn Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for its use of “Ethnic Affinities” advertising that allows users to exclude...

    Cemetery with Dozens of Slaves, Freed Slaves Rededicated

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A slave cemetery in New Jersey has been rededicated following restoration efforts after it was damaged during Superstorm Sandy. The Rev. Ella Hayes was among those who presided over...

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