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Black Baptist church, believed to be oldest in U.S., finishes repairs

A 160-year-old church believed to be the oldest Black church in the United States and built by enslaved Africans has been restored to a version of its former glory.

Justice for Rodney Reed!

A crowd some of Rodney Reed’s family members estimated was about 1,000 people, recently gathered at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, Texas demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott act to halt the execution of Mr. Reed in a controversial murder case.

Three Baltimore men exonerated after nearly four decades in prison

Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were released and exonerated after spending 36 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.

Bill Cosby Counsels Prisoners Via ‘Mann Up’ Program

Mann Up, a prison program that’s helping to change the lives of African American men with long sentences, has received a significant boost with the presence of Bill Cosby.

Millions of Americans could lose food stamps under new SNAP eligibility proposal from Trump administration: study

Millions of Americans who rely on food stamps could be in trouble.

Advocates hope Black man on death row in Texas gets new trial

Black death row inmate Rodney Reed got the news of a lifetime when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted him an indefinite stay of execution.

Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding Black jurors

Four Black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries.

Hate crimes remain at heightened levels, FBI report finds

The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI last year remain at the heightened levels they surged to in 2017, according to statistics released Tuesday by the bureau.

'Shop Black Week' campaign aims to boost support for Black-owned businesses

As consumers across the U.S. gear up for holiday deals on sales merchandise, this Black Friday, a coalition urges buyers to make it a Shop Black Week.

The NASA women who inspired ‘Hidden Figures’ to get Congressional gold medals

Four African American women known as the “Hidden Figures” who worked at NASA during the Space Race are being awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian award in the US.

Atatiana Jefferson’s father dies less than a month after his daughter was killed by a police officer

Marquis A. Jefferson, the father of Atatiana Jefferson, died Saturday at the age 59.

Black News Channel now to launch to a larger viewing audience

Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more than triple its viewing audience.

‘Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools’

Black girls who have been subject to punitive school policies and practices are at an increased risk of coming into contact with the juvenile and criminal courts and leaving school altogether.

Interactive comprehensive map shows thousands of lynchings throughout American history

In the century following the Civil War, as many as 5,000 people of color were murdered by mobs who believed in the cause of white supremacy.

U.S. Census bureau is hiring

t’s time for that once-every-10-years job opportunity! If you are looking to earn extra income for your household, you may want to consider becoming a U.S. Census worker.

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