‘Black Farmers’ gear up for legal fight after appeals court setback

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists (BFAA) recently hit a snag when the U. S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, denied the group’s complaint against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Missing Black girls and the individuals and organizations trying to help

A 2010 study about the media coverage of missing children in the United States discovered that only 20 percent of reported stories focused on missing Black children despite it corresponding to 33 percent of the overall missing children cases.

Voter suppression a lasting legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

New U.S. Census data projects that in in 2045 the United States will be “minority white,” and with several factors considered, The Progressive succinctly noted the implications: In thirty years, more potential voters will be non-white.

Home care social workers: Just being there can mean powerful healing

March is national Social Work Month, a time to learn about and acknowledge the meaningful impact that social workers have on so many lives.

NJ lawmakers announce agreement on broad outlines of legalization of adult-use marijuana

With the legalization of marijuana on the horizon in New Jersey, several politicians laid out plans for regulating the use of the drug.

First phase of lead service replacement program breaks ground in Newark

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe and other dignitaries broke ground on Phase 1 of the Lead Service Line Replacement Program Wednesday, March 13, in Newark’s North Ward.

Rep. Omar’s firestorm still heated

When Fox News weighs in to support Rep. Ilhan Omar, you know she’s stirred a complicated hornet’s nest of controversy.

CNN Ignores ‘Moral’ Issue in Refusing to Meet with NABJ

NABJ President Sarah Glover said she’s stunned that CNN canceled a planned meeting to discuss the importance of diversity and Black representation within the ranks of the network’s executive news managers and those who report directly to the cable channel’s ...

California police report almost no racial profiling

California's first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward.

Another tape appears to show R. Kelly, attorney Gloria Allred says

A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R. Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually ...

Lack of charges for officers in Stephon Clark police killing sparks outrage

Outrage continues in Sacramento, Calif., after the county district attorney did not charge the two police officers involved in the 2018 killing of Black, unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark.

D.A. Cy Vance to announce results of backlogged rape kits

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is set to announce the results of several rape kits next week at John Jay College.

Black clergy, civil rights leaders and lawmakers announce hearings regarding use of force by police

Salvation and Social Justice and The NJ Black Multi-faith Alliance, in conjunction with the State Conference NAACP, NJ Black Legislative Caucus and various organizations from the United Black Agenda, are holding community hearings regarding the findings in the recent “Force ...

Penns Grove middle school teacher accused of using racial slur

A Penns Grove middle school science teacher is suspended over allegations that he called Black students at the school the n-word.

Legal murders: demanding justice for Terence Crutcher, Stephon Clark

More than 80 protesters were arrested in Sacramento Monday night after they marched through an affluent section of the city demanding justice for Stephon Clark}.