How the Supreme Court could scuttle critical fair housing rule

By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica (SPECIAL REPORT) — The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool

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Censorship goes viral with the Internet

By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist During the week of September 21–27, the ACLU of Louisiana joined organizations around the country to participate in Banned

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Department of Education opens civil rights investigation in Orleans system
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The U.S. Department of Edu­cation is opening an investigation into a civil rights complaint filed in May by community groups concerned about allegedly discriminatory practices in ...
President Obama addressing those attending the Congressional Black Caucus Awards dinner in Washington, D.C. recently
Pres. Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is plenty of ...
Emerging leaders discuss pressing issues in Black America
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The facilitators of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Emerging Leaders program decided not to ...
Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread
(Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the ...
Record number of Black nominees for state and federal offices in the mid-term elections
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – A record number of African Americans are nominees for federal and state offices in the upcoming ...
Prophetic tweets predict crisis in protest movement
By Chris King Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – Saturday, September 27, was a chaotic day in the Ferguson protest movement, marked by internal conflict and ...
First Black White House Secret Service agent believes Pres. Obama is in danger
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer (Special from Blackmans-street.Today and The NorthStar News & Analysis) – The first black man assigned to the U.S. Secret Service White House detail is speaking out about ...
Holder resignation catches civil rights leaders off guard
By Hazel Trice-Edney Contributing Writer ( – When the news broke that Attorney General Eric Holder had decided to resign from his seat after six years, civil rights leaders were in the ...

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