Supreme Court used Indian law to prevent birth control for women

By Rob Capriccioso Contributing Writer (Special from Indian Country Today and New America Media) – In wake of the 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court

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Michelle Howard becomes Navy’s first female Four-Star Admiral

(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.

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Black South Africans get new chance to seek redress for stolen land
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) — South Africa will restart the claims process that provides compensation to Black families who were illegally removed from ...
Black policy group vows to rescue Joint Center
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — 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 ( - 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 ...
(L-R) Dexter Scott King, Bernice King and Lonnie Bunch III accept the Congressional Gold Medal from Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (DCalif.). Martin Luther King III not pictured.  Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA
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 ...

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