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Bronx campaign to bail low-income defendants out of jail inspires national effort

A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts.

Veterans express concern over treatment of Sgt. La David Johnson and family

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at noon, veterans and veteran organizations gathered on the steps of New York City Hall to express their concerns about the treatment of the late Sgt. La David Johnson and his family.

California NAACP wants 'The Star-Spangled Banner' removed as national anthem

Reports indicate that the California NAACP wants to remove "The Star-Spangled Banner" as America's national anthem citing racist lyrics.

Obama to report for jury duty in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama is expected to report for jury duty in Chicago on Wednesday morning.

NAACP set to change tax status to engage politically

After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status.

Gun violence: More complicated than a 'mental health problem'

According to President Donald Trump, the tragic Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead was "a mental health problem at the highest level."

Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead, including 8 members of one family

At least eight members of the same family were among the 26 people killed Sunday when a man armed with a rifle burst into the sanctuary of a church in Texas and began firing.

Secret Martin Luther King document included in JFK file release

President Donald Trump's administration released a new batch of documents about John F. Kennedy's assassination Friday that included a secret FBI analysis that portrayed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a harshly negative light.

Despite Trump, ACA open enrollment has begun

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven’t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law, yet. But yes, as open enrollment began Nov. 1, there are significant changes from previous years.

US in Niger: They call it AFRICOM

When the public learned that four U.S. Green Berets had been killed in Niger, a landlocked West African nation—five Nigerien soldiers were also killed—the official military line was the troops were stationed there to conduct “advise and assist” missions.

UHart student accused of tainting her Black roommate's personal items with 'bodily fluids'

A case that began as a severe sore for a University of Hartford student lead to the arrest of her roommate.

Meet these white people who didn’t get the memo about wearing blackface on Halloween

It seems every Halloween some white people still think it’s fine to dress in blackface and publicize it on social media.

Tamika Mallory, NAACP meet with American Airlines CEO

Activist Tamika Mallory and several civil rights leaders met with American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on Tuesday to discuss issues surrounding the company's alleged racial discrimination practices.

Blacks often pay higher fees for car purchases than whites

It’s that time of year again when auto dealers try to make room in their showrooms for next year’s models.

American Airlines CEO: 'We want to be even better' on race relations

American Airlines CEO Douglas Parker said Thursday his airline can do a better job in race relations with its customers.