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Putting the 'active' in activism: How to get kids to step up and get involved

atie Danziger, a mom of three in New York City, remembers when her daughter, a college senior, called last year as there were demonstrations around racial issues on campuses across the country.

Activists urge Obama to pardon Mutulu Shakur

With just over a week left before Barack Obama, the United States’ first American-African commander in chief leaves the Oval Office, local activists are appealing to him to grant clemency to “political prisoner of war” Dr. Mutulu Shakur, who has ...

Black families can bridge the wealth gap by owning a home

From predatory lending and foreclosures to wealth stripping and income inequality, the national wealth gap is relevant and ongoing.

Victim's dad warns Dylann Roof: 'Your creator ... he's coming for you'

Those whom Dylann Roof hurt the most had the chance to address the convicted killer before his Wednesday sentencing, with one of the victims' sisters calling him "among the worst kind of evil."

NAACP members and activists arrested for sit-in in Alabama

Citing accusations of voter suppression tactics and opinions on voter fraud, six civil rights activists occupied Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office in Mobile, Ala. Members of the NAACP and NAACP Alabama State Conference were protesting Sessions’ record on voting rights and ...

Why I took to the streets: The people behind the protests of 2016

A football coach from Charlotte, a project manager from Florida and a teaching assistant from Iowa. Three people from three different backgrounds with a dedication to three different causes.

Elected officials call for increased temperatures in residential buildings

On Monday, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams held a rally on the steps of City Hall calling for the Administration to move forward with Intro 0722, which amends the minimum temperature to be maintained in residential dwellings overnight.

Demonstrations held at stores on Black Friday call for justice for Eric Garner

The Justice Now! Coalition held its first action of the weekend, the “Economic Shutdown 2.0” on Black Friday.

Anti-Trump protests move through fifth day

Protesters hit the streets Sunday over the election of Donald Trump, marking the fifth day of demonstrations in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Protesters target Trump buildings in massive street rallies

For many Americans across the country, Donald Trump's victory is an outcome they simply refuse to accept.

Civil rights warriors Tom Hayden and Jack Greenberg pass

If in these pages we can praise Bob Dylan for his artistic commitment to African-American life and struggle, then certainly some space should be set aside for Tom Hayden and Jack Greenberg, both of whom recently passed on to the ...

Fair Housing Justice Center settles federal court lawsuit

The Fair Housing Justice Center recently announced a federal court lawsuit settlement between four nursing home and assisted living facility operators.

URBAN AGENDA: Eviction prevention is good housing policy

Fifty-seven years ago, the Supreme Court upheld providing counsel in criminal proceedings as a constitutional right: when life and liberty interests were at stake, the court’s Gideon v. Wainwright ruling held that individuals were entitled to a court-appointed attorney if ...

Age and activism: A discussion panel reframes aging

Growing old comes with its stigmas.

Protestors refuse to gloss over Bratton’s legacy

“Working together in partnership in our neighborhood-based policing initiatives, they are forging the way forward in crime fighting and collaboration,” wrote former New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in his resignation letter addressed to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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