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

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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

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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 ...
The above photo was taken at The Justice or Else! gathering held in October, 2015 which drew cross-generational, cross-cultural groups to Washington, D.C. demanding equal treatment for Blacks, indigenous communities and others.
Police mistreatment of Blacks listed as violation by Human Rights Watch
By Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call and New America Media) – In its annual review, Human Rights Watch ranked police mistreatment of Blacks in America among human rights ...
Civil Rights leaders back Pres. Obama
( – As flags flew at half-staff over the White House and U.S. Supreme Court building last week after the sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the ...
From left, Linda Darling-Hammond, Gloria Ladson-Billings and Claude Steele
Three African-American scholars ranked among nation’s most influential
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Three African-Americans are among the top 10 most influential scholars in the United States, ...
Riled by glass ceilings: Perseverance, skill credited for historic growth in Black female entrepreneurship
By Edna Kane-Williams Contributing Writer Given the pioneering success of Madam C. J. Walker, America’s first self-made Black woman millionaire, people wanted to know how she got started in business ownership only ...

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