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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.

Harvard Law Review elects first black woman as president

A Black woman has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review—the first in the revered publication’s 130-year history.

First Black Astronaut Remains a Forgotten Pioneer

Two historic events that changed America occurred 50 years ago. While many will remember the 50th anniversary of the failed Apollo 1 space flight, an equally historic event that affected Black America remains largely forgotten.

Tom Perez Elected Chair of Democratic National Committee

Tom Perez has been elected to serve as Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

First Black Crew Member to Join International Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. Epps will become the first Black crewmember to represent the U.S. on the station.

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