President Lyndon Johnson delivered remarks at the Statue of Liberty before signing into law the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, the law did away with racial quotas in the U.S. immigration system.

How the Civil Rights Movement opened the door to immigrants of color

By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – “The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the

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When the government really did fear a Bowling Green Massacre — from a white supremacist

By A.C. Thompson ProPublica The year was 2012. The place was Bowling Green, Ohio. A federal raid had uncovered what the authorities feared were the

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National TV host challenges next generation of activists at Xavier Black History Month lecture
By Kevin Foster Contributing Writer People of color should still aspire to the highest offices despite having the first Black president and should continue to work for change that uplifts the community. ...
Woman who falsely accused Emmett Till will avoid prosecution
By Erick Johnson Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: In The Louisiana Weekly’s February 6 – 12 issue, the Front Page article, “Emmett Till’s accuser admits it was all a lie”, incorrectly identified ...
Rev. William Barber says ‘bowing down is not an option’
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The Rev. William Barber, the president of the North Carolina state chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, delivered ...
Rev. Norwood Thompson, longtime SCLC leader, dies
The Rev. Norwood Thompson, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and longtime leader of the New Orleans affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, passed away last week after ...
The Reverend Darrell Scott, pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland.
Black pastor delivers ‘fake news’ at Trump White House Black History Month meeting
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The Reverend Darrell Scott, pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in the Cleveland area, a speaker ...
Residents, officials begin tornado recovery process
After New Orleans East residents and business owners were hit February 7 with the strongest recorded tornado in city history, the arduous process of figuring out how to bounce back ...
Emmett Till’s accuser admits it was all a lie
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) — More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the white woman who accused the Chicago teenager ...
New Orleans to use $40M grant for safety
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With a total of 175 murders, 2016 in New Orleans ended with the highest body count since 2012. According to New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) data, ...

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