Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

If you’ve been to a Black Lives Matter rally or tweeted the related hashtag recently, then the FBI might consider you a “Black Identity Extremist,” at least according to a report published by one of the nation’s top law enforcement ...

NAACP set to change tax status to engage politically

After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status.

Honore’ slams Trump administration’s response to Puerto Rico

Lt. General Russel Honore', the decorated military man and Hurricane Katrina commander, recently slammed President Donald Trump for his lethargic and sluggish approach to hurricane relief efforts in the storm ravaged island of Puerto Rico.

Stacey Adams wants to be America’s first black female governor

The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to ...

Las Vegas shootings, gunman don’t fit pattern of other attacks, Rowan expert says

There’s much about the mass shootings in Las Vegas that doesn’t fit patterns of other attacks, according to Rowan University Law & Justice Studies Professor Joel Capellan, an expert in mass public shootings and lone-wolf terrorism.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

This month South Jersey Journal features brief biographies relevant to the living history of Hispanics or Latinos everywhere in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 17- October 15.

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.