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Lawyers’ Committee Goes on Red Alert as Trump Rolls Back Civil Rights

President Donald Trump began his first term by attempting to roll back the civil rights gains that occurred under his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Emmett Till’s Accuser Admits It was All a Lie

More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the White woman who accused the Chicago teenager of verbally and physically accosting her in Money, Miss., in 1955, has admitted she lied, according to a new book.

MLK’s Legacy for Black America in 2017

It is a providential time to reassess the meaning and challenges of Dr. King’s legacy for Black America in this year of profound change, anxiety, and hope.

KING’S DREAM

It's been nearly 50 years since one of the most powerful and pervasive voices in history—particularly for African Americans--was suddenly silenced by an assassin's bullet.

President Obama’s Farewell Address to the American People

It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks.

To my fellow Americans

As we look back on the past eight years, President Barack Obama writes an Exit Memo on the progress made, his vision for the country’s future, and the work that remains in order to achieve that vision.

Why President Obama Will Never Get the Credit He Deserves

In less than a month, real estate baron and reality TV star Donald J. Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Foreign Influence and the Integrity of America’s Democracy

If the past is prologue, history suggests that Americans resent the interference of foreign governments and interests in our presidential elections.

Black Community Shocked by Michael Slager Mistrial

Last week, the nation was shocked to learn that the jury for the trial of Michael Slager, the North Charleston police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black motorist as he jogged away from a traffic stop in 2015, ...

Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 Percent

The Black unemployment rate improved from 8.6 percent in October to 8.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

Trump Wins, But Record Number of African Americans Will Serve in Congress

Reality star billionaire Donald Trump won the presidency in shocking fashion, but African American candidates also made history on November 8.

Journalists and Politicians Deliver an Emotional Goodbye to Gwen Ifill

A low key, but solid strain of references to current affairs was heard in the eulogies for much loved and respected journalist Gwen Ifill at her funeral on November 19.

The Three Elections that Shaped Obama’s Legacy

The first backlash election of the presidency of President Barack Obama’s time in office was 2010 when Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives lost 63 House seats. It was the greatest loss of seats by a party in the ...

Black Women Will Elect the Next President

Black women will play a key role in electing the next president, according to a recent report by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

Black Women’s Roundtable Launches National Vote Effort

The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and the Unity’16 Campaign of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) recently announced a nationwide “Get Out the Vote” campaign. BWR is the women and girls empowerment arm of The National Coalition on ...