Median age of homelessness in the U.S. is now 50

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) – The median age of the nation’s homeless population has dramatically risen over the

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Movement to posthumously award Homer Plessy Presidental Medal of Freedom gains momentum

By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer As the 120th anniversary of the Plessy v. Ferguson decision approaches on May 18, the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation

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After years of rollbacks, democracy movement making gains in the states
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – More than 1,400 people were arrested during protests in Washington, D.C., over the past week as part of Democracy Awakening and Democracy ...
10 questions you might have about student loans
By Madison White Contributing Writer (Special from – You hear the dreaded words all the time: student loans. You want to run from them, but can you? Student loans will likely be ...
Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marian Anderson and Sojourner Truth are on the money
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday announced redesigns of the $5, $10, and $20 bills with the image of Harriet Tubman, a Union spy and a leader of the ...
President Barack Obama hugs Kemba Smith during a greet with formerly incarcerated individuals who have received commutations, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 30, 2016.
President Obama grants clemency to 61 inmates
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) – President Obama has commuted the sentences of 61 drug offenders, the White House announced March 30, underscoring ...
Highways ruined Black communities, says Transportation chief
By Sarafina Wright Contributing Writer (Special from Washington Informer) – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently said that the country’s highway system had been purposely placed through Black neighborhoods, systematically ...
CBC Pac is asked to cut ties with private prisons
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from – Color of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, is in the midst of a ...
A closer look at law enforcement inside our nation’s public schools
By James A. Gilmore Contributing Writer (Special from – Last month, the Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform (CRCPR) co-convened by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the ...
Report says prosecutors rarely pay price for mistakes and misconduct
By Joaquin Sapien ProPublica The Innocence Project released a report on March 29 alleging that prosecutors across the country are almost never punished when they withhold evidence or commit other forms of ...

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