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CBC Members host forum about racism on college campuses

Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill ...

We must have a new Poor People’s Campaign and moral revival

Channeling the incisive analysis of our best historians, TaNehisi Coates cut through the talking points of political pundits last week to name Donald Trump America’s “First White president.” Writing for The Atlantic, the National Book Award recipient made clear how ...

Schools must welcome participation from all parents

Increasing parental engagement in education has been an important task for education policy makers.

Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on Gulf Coast

As more and more inches of rain fell in the Houston-Galveston area, the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, continued along the Gulf Coast toward Louisiana, sparking more evacuations and further heightening concerns of residents and local ...

New Jersey leaders condemn violence in Virginia

Dozens of legislative, community activists and New Jersey residents gathered across the state to denounce the violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia when white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters—killing one woman and injuring dozens of others.

Trump “Jokes” about Police Brutality, but Cops Aren’t Laughing

During a speech at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, N.Y., President Donald Trump seemed to openly endorse police brutality.

Who’s taking college spots from top Asian Americans? Privileged whites.

More than a decade ago, I chatted with Asian-American seniors at Hunter College High School in New York City about their college admission prospects.

NAACP focuses on millennials for future growth

As Derrick Johnson assumes the role of interim president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), leaders of the nation’s oldest Black civil rights organization say that young people must come first.

NAACP names Derrick Johnson as interim president

The NAACP has named Derrick Johnson, the vice chairman of their board of directors, the organization’s interim president.

Retrial date set in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

Bill Cosby will face another criminal prosecution.

Congressional Black Caucus rejects second meeting with Trump

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) rejected an offer from the White House to meet with all 49 members of the caucus, citing steps that the Trump Administration has taken, “that will affirmatively hurt Black communities.”

Nooses on National Mall echo domestic terrorism

U.S. Park Police confirmed that another noose was found on the National Mall, according to ABC News.

After mistrial, Cosby feels “vindicated,” says spokesman

Saturday morning, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case.

April Ryan Named NABJ Journalist of the Year

April Ryan has been selected as the 2017 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has a distinguished body of work that has extraordinary depth, scope and ...

Congressional Black Caucus opposes nomination of Judge Gorsuch

On January 31, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Gorsuch’s lifelong appointment to the court would have serious consequences for all Americans, but especially African Americans and vulnerable communities.

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