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Claims of discrimination by the Ansonia Housing Authority Settled

An agreement was made between the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development and the city of Ansonia, Connecticut and the Ansonia Housing Authority concerning allegations of discrimination.

Obama administration allots $6.7 million for conservation jobs for youth

As thousands of college students return home for the summer, and compete with the thousands of teenagers already scrambling for jobs in an ever-shrinking job market, the Obama administration has announced they will be allotting $6.7 million for the creation ...

Workers protest for wage increase

Fast food workers seeking higher pay protested against McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s locations around the globe demanding a minimum wage increase.

NAACP selects Brooks as new leader

Last week, the NAACP’s national board of directors selected attorney Cornell William Brooks to be the association’s president and CEO. Since Benjamin Todd Jealous stepped down, an interim president was installed. Brooks, a veteran lawyer, minister and longtime president and ...

Black Panther, political prisoner Marshall ‘Eddie’ Conway released

On Thursday, May 8 at Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore, community activists, scholars and cultural performers all welcomed home former Black Panther and political prisoner Marshall “Eddie” Conway.

New tobacco ‘apology’ ads plan still excludes most Black media

A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads to admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking would add nine white-owned newspapers to the list of publications carrying tobacco “apology” ads.

Drive to bring Mumia home continues as he celebrates 60th

The campaign to bring political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal home was a recurring theme throughout two separate days of events commemorating his 60th physical day anniversary last week.

Benched: Clippers owner banned for life after racial blowout

It was just a few short words that put the NBA into a whirlwind after racist remarks made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling spread like wildfire

NAN concludes their successful 16th annual convention

While President Barack Obama was the star speaker of the Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN’s 16th Annual National Convention on Saturday, over 5,000 people attended the four-day event, making this the largest convention to date and the biggest national civil ...

Affirmative action struck down by nation’s top court

Affirmative action lost a major battle this week. In a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a majority of voters in Michigan to end affirmative action in the state. The Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case has ...

NAN convention bigger and better than ever

It would take a Paul Bunyan to get his arms around the proliferation of ideas and proposals germinated at the 16th Annual National Action Network Convention last week at the Sheraton Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

Mumia Abu-Jamal celebrates 60

Activists and comrades of political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal have scheduled a number of events next week commemorating the anniversary of his physical birth.

Marissa Alexander awaits jury selection, retrial

Marissa Alexander’s ongoing case will hit a pivotal point on May 16, when a hearing will determine if there will be a “Stand Your Ground” hearing along with jury selection slated in July.

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. met 50 years ago

Although records indicate that two of the most influential Black U.S. leaders of our time had been aware of each other’s activism since at least 1957, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. met face-to-face only once, on March 26, ...

Racial groups clash over Texas Black man’s death

Racial tensions are taking shape in the aftermath of the mysterious death of Alfred Wright in Texas.