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

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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.

Obama’s audacity of hope

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, was abound with a number of audacious proposals for the Republicans to chew on and mull over before they soundly reject them.

Rainbow PUSH calls for diversity

The Rev. Jesse Jackson kicked off his 18th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel in New York. This year’s summit, “Where Wall Street, Main Street & Silicon Valley Converge,” featured sessions on technology, entrepreneurship, best ...

Anti-Black hate crimes on the rise

Jan. 6, an explosive device was detonated at a NAACP office in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Republican stalwart Edward Brooke III dead at 95

Attaining firsts were hallmarks in Sen. Edward Brooke’s remarkable political odyssey, but they were not among his most cherished milestones.