Civil rights groups urge Black parents to lead on ESSA state plans

By Shayla Simmons Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Sirraya Gant, the mother of two sons who graduated from high schools in Washington, D.C. said that

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'The Talk' television commercial features African-American women discussing the realities of being Black in America and warning their children about racism.

Procter & Gamble’s ‘The Talk’ ad stirs race debate

By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Procter & Gamble kicked off the 10th anniversary celebration of the “My Black is Beautiful” campaign

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Civil rights community, DOJ clash over race-based college admissions
The civil rights community is on high alert and wasted no time in firing warning shots at the Trump administration after a report by The New York Times on Tuesday ...
Federal oversight of police reform: Functional or futile?
By Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call and New America Media) – Controversial police officer-involved-shootings and other abuses across the country has spurred activists, grieving families and concerned citizens ...
Black police executives reject Trump encouragement to rough up suspects
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The Nation’s premier association of Black police executives — convening in Atlanta last week — has responded to rogue statements made by President ...
Body cams show cops are more polite to white drivers
By Alex Shashkevich Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Police officers consistently use less respectful language with Black community members than with white community members, the first systematic analysis of ...
Diverse cops make the difference in policing hate
By Jenny Manrique Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including here in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of ...
Morehouse student follows his passion, finds the Black Press
By Tiana Hunt Contributing Writer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow) — Darrell Williams is a rising senior at Morehouse College, who has big dreams of being a creative director, one day.
Blacks comprise majority of defendants who are wrongfully convicted
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer ( — African-Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and drug crimes who are later exonerated, according to a study released ...
Nation’s Black women are jailed at unfair rates, study says
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles on “The Status of Black Women in the United States” recent study. The first in the ...

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