NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a groundbreaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards.

King’s fight for economic justice was largely ignored by mainstream media

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered as a social activist and Baptist minister whose role was integral in the Civil Rights Movement.

H&M apologizes for using Black child to sell ‘coolest monkey’ top

H&M was forced to apologize Monday for using a Black child to model a sweatshirt with a “coolest monkey in the jungle” slogan.

Screw'ged! GOP tax bill is only for the rich

Much more than a glitch or a do-over was necessary to alter the first vote by the House in its approval of a GOP tax bill. A second vote Wednesday only confirmed what they and the Senate had done earlier ...

The fight for Mumia’s freedom continues

In Philadelphia last weekend, dozens of activists and supporters commemorated the 36th anniversary of the shooting, serious wounding and, supporters say, unjust incarceration of Black Panther activist and grassroots journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, with two days of events in the city ...

Tavis Smiley fires back at sexual misconduct allegations: ‘PBS made a huge mistake’

Talk-show host Tavis Smiley defended himself again against sexual misconduct allegations on “Good Morning America,” saying, “PBS made a huge mistake here.”

At least 3 dead in Amtrak derailment in Washington state, official says

At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Washington state, DuPont Fire Chief Larry Creekmore said Monday night.

National gun rights bill could be public threat

Fallout continues over Congress’ passage of House Bill 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.

DACA fate hangs in the balance for another week

With the government shutdown set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. this Saturday, Congress passed a short-term spending deal last Thursday.

Black Women’s Roundtable salutes trailblazer Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘Me Too’ movement, and others

The Black Women’s Roundtable salutes and congratulates its colleague and partner, Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement, and others who were recognized by Time magazine as the “Silence Breakers” and collectively are the Time magazine Person of the ...

Racism in the workplace and the whitewashing of the #MeToo movement

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) was the first member of the Congressional Black Caucus to leave his job after the “MeToo” hashtag galvanized women to speak up about sexual misconduct, harassment and more.

Family of bullied white child with alleged racist ties gets nearly $60K while family of Black child who committed suicide gets less

Ten-year-old Ashawnty Davis of Colorado, who is Black, and 10-year-old Keaton Jones Tennessee, who is white, are both victims of bullying.

Attorney Spotlight: Corporate Transactional Lawyer and Litigator Johnathon Hardaway

Johnathon P. Hardaway III is one of the country’s best attorneys and sports agentsNearly one dozen Fortune 500 companies and twenty-three professional athletes have one thing in common.

#JusticeForCyntoiaBrown: Supporters rally for release of sex trafficking victim

A global movement that includes celebrities and hundreds of supporters are calling for the release of sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown in Nashville, Tenn. Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who raped and abused her.

10-year-old kills herself after alleged bullying incident caught on camera

A mother and father in Colorado say their 10-year-old daughter took her own life because of a video of a fight with an alleged bully.