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Sundiata Acoli’s parole halted

Feb. 5, New Jersey’s Supreme Court granted the state attorney general’s request that “political prisoner of war” Sundiata Acoli, not be released until they decide whether to hear arguments in the case against his parole.

Netanyahu gives controversial speech before Congress

In this third speech before a joint meeting of the Senate and the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel made it abundantly clear where he stands—and “stand” is the operative word in this 40-minute address—on the deal ...

NO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, March 4, the Justice Department said that it would not prosecute Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who gunned down unarmed Michael Brown, 18, in broad daylight.

No federal charges for Michael Brown’s killer

The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown is not facing federal charges, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

VIDEO: LAPD officers kill homeless Black man

The world is again exposed to another killing of a Black man by police.

HERB

Civil rights legend Anne Moody recently made her transition in Gloster, Miss., and that small town is again in the news with the Gloster Project, a new initiative led by Margaret Porter Troupe with the purpose of providing arts education ...

No federal charges against Trayvon Martin’s killer

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday it will not file charges against George Zimmerman for killing unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., Feb. 26, 2012.

Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

Was the NYPD involved or did they merely know about the impending murder of Malcolm X and allow it to happen 50 years ago? Were some reporters, including famed scribe Jimmy Breslin, tipped off that something was about to go ...

Sharpton the newsmaker

It may be a great disservice to mention the Rev. Al Sharpton and Rudy Giuliani in the same article, but they are two public figures with a long affair with the media—one longing for it to go away and the ...

Cartoonist defends right to ridicule Afro-Ecuadorian politician

A prominent cartoonist in Ecuador is under fire for an editorial cartoon that pokes fun at an Afro-Ecuadorian politician.

Obama’s provocation

There is little need for President Barack Obama to be deliberately provocative, as he said he did after catching relentless flak from his detractors.

Federal charges not likely in Michael Brown shooting

As the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown continues, it appears federal charges will not be filed against the police officer who killed the 18-year-old, unarmed Black male in 2014.

ASALH kicks off Black History Month

New York State members of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History presents their annual ceremony.

Loretta Lynch deftly handles Senate Judiciary Committee

At the beginning of her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, Attorney General-designate Loretta E. Lynch delivered her opening statement.

Marissa Alexander released from prison

Jacksonville, Fla.—Tuesday, Jan. 27, domestic violence victim Marissa Alexander, 34, was released from a local jail after negotiating a plea deal in which her sentence will be the three years she has already been incarcerated.