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ASALH kicks off Black History Month

New York State members of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History will present their annual ceremony.

Loretta Lynch deftly handles Senate Judiciary Committee

At the beginning of her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, Attorney General-designate Loretta E. Lynch delivered her opening statement.

Marissa Alexander released from prison

Jacksonville, Fla.—Tuesday, Jan. 27, domestic violence victim Marissa Alexander, 34, was released from a local jail after negotiating a plea deal in which her sentence will be the three years she has already been incarcerated.

Obama’s audacity of hope

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, was abound with a number of audacious proposals for the Republicans to chew on and mull over before they soundly reject them.

Rainbow PUSH calls for diversity

The Rev. Jesse Jackson kicked off his 18th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel in New York. This year’s summit, “Where Wall Street, Main Street & Silicon Valley Converge,” featured sessions on technology, entrepreneurship, best ...

Anti-Black hate crimes on the rise

Jan. 6, an explosive device was detonated at a NAACP office in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Republican stalwart Edward Brooke III dead at 95

Attaining firsts were hallmarks in Sen. Edward Brooke’s remarkable political odyssey, but they were not among his most cherished milestones.

Girlfriend of Black man shot by police in Ohio killed in car crash

Reports indicate that the girlfriend of a Black man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart has died.

Illinois taping law disputed

Proposed changes to the Illinois “eavesdropping law” is getting backlash because it could discourage people from making video recordings of law-enforcement officers.

Supreme Court excuses cop’s ignorance of the law, Sotomayor finds fault in ruling

At a time when public trust in policing is falling to its nadir, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may have added fuel to the fire.

A city mourns, a mayor squirms

Caught between contending forces, Mayor Bill de Blasio is struggling to find a comfort zone, and the only bridge over this heated political chasm is Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

Free Mumia campaign continues during 33rd anniversary of his incarceration

Dec. 9 marked the 33rd anniversary of the near-fatal shooting and brutal beating and incarceration of Black Panther activist Mumia Abu-Jamal at the hands of Philadelphia police.

Weekend marches in DC and New York make mark

s the whole world looks on, with solidarity marches from Africa to Europe and India, the nation continues to voice its outrage over the police brutality cases that have taken place throughout the U.S.

New dawn for US-Cuba relations

President Barack Obama announced the beginning of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba Wednesday, ending more than 50 years of diplomatic and economic embargo.

National March Against Police Violence

Memories and images of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Akai Gurley are sure to abound Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Freedom Plaza in the nation’s capital, when the parents and loved ones of these young Black ...

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