(The Washington Informer) – The Navy made history this month when it promoted Michelle Howard, an African American, to be its first female four-star admiral.
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) — South Africa will restart the claims process that provides compensation to Black families
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The Public Policy Alliance (NPA), a coalition of thousands of Black elected officials and public policy executives, founded more than 40 years ago under ... Freedom Summer 50 years later
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist In 1964, I was a child growing up in New York. I am fortunate that my family has always had a social conscience. During that year, ... Voting rights still ‘under siege,’ says coalition
By Anna Challet Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – One year after the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision, which weakened protections for minority voters under the Voting Rights ... Clyburn to Black Church: ‘Let’s rededicate ourselves’ to Civil Rights
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) - In a year with a string of civil rights anniversaries – including the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer – one of the highest ... Carolyn Watts Colvin to be nominated as Commissioner of Social Security
WASHINGTON, DC – Last month, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn Watts Colvin as Commissioner of Social Security. Black voters and the future of Southern politics
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the massive organizing project that brought more than 1,000 volunteers to Mississippi and ... Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold Medal
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – During a recent ceremony on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from the United States Senate and House of Representatives celebrated the anniversary of the Civil Rights ... Freedom Rider reflects on youthful sacrifice, fearlessness
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Fifty years after deserting her youthful years to take on causes that would advance liberties for Blacks, Doratha “Dodie” Smith-Simmons, 71, a Louisiana figure in the 1960 ...
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