Photo of a lynching embedded in a chain restaurant’s table

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Joe’s Crab Shack, a Houston-based restaurant chain, embedded a photo in one of its

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Researchers call for more study on the effects of Agent Orange

By Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot, and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica More than two decades of studying Agent Orange exposure hasn’t produced a solid understanding of how

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The Rev. Frederick Douglas Reese accepted the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marchers from House Speaker Paul Ryan, who along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to Ryan’s right, are refusing to advance legislation restoring provisions of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The dichotomy: Honoring voting rights heroes, blocking voting-rights restoration
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Republican congressional leaders joined with their Democratic colleagues last month in a rare show of bipartisan unity to present the Congressional Gold ...
During this election season, Black political power still not fully realized
By Jennifer L. Patin Contributing Writer ( — Some will reflect on 2015 as a year of renewed civil rights mobilization. Whether catalyzed by the loss of Black lives, restrictive state voting ...
Forgotten stories; New museum seeks to uncover the history of slavery
By Mizani Ball Contributing Writer From food and music, to language and the culture that was left behind, the legacy of slavery in Guadaloupe is undeniable. But, according to Jacques Martial, the ...
New group to focus on empowerment, constitutional reform
A new group comprised of longtime grassroots community activists from across the U.S. officially launched its efforts late last month to empower and uplift communities of color by advocating for ...
Frank Smith, Director of the African- American Civil War Memorial and Museum
From Civil War to Civil Rights, Frank Smith lives Black History
By Avis Thomas-Lester Contributing Writer (Special from Urban News Service) – Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted — by Uncle Sam.
Republicans pick fight over renaming post offices
In this era of contentious partisan politics and anti-Obama (anti-Black) sentiment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get Democrats and Republicans to work together to get anything done on Capitol ...
When it comes to warrantless searches, it’s your rights and their duty
By David Abdullah Contributing Columnist The U.S. Constitution and its amendments protect our individual rights and liberties. The Fourth Amendment in particular provides the right to be safeguarded against “unreasonable searches and ...
Massive civil disobedience planned at U.S. Capitol
By Allen Koch Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – On April 2, hundreds of Americans will gather at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to begin a 10-day march south to ...

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