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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.

White nationalists seen filming at Emmett Till memorial

People carrying a white nationalist flag were caught on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till.

Rededicated Emmett Till memorial is now bulletproof

A memorial has been rededicated to Emmett Till just outside of Glendora, Miss. The new marker was dedicated Saturday to the slain 14-year-old Black teen from Chicago.

Former Michigan Rep. John Conyers, political icon, dies at 40

Former U.S. Congressman John Conyers, whose 15-year fight to pass legislation that would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a federal holiday, has died. He was 90.

Grants program looks to increase NYC’s census response rate

City Hall wants New Yorkers to understand the importance of the 2020 census.

Adjust your finances as life happens

Update or change your spending to make sure you’re making the right decisions for you.

Harlem renaissance, legacy of hip hop, Queens-born journalist Gwen Ifill honored on new stamps

The U.S. Postal Service announced new Forever stamps set to launch in 2020.

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