George Washington Carver, a former slave, still a towering figure in science, education

More than 75 years after his passing, George Washington Carver remains a towering figure in Black history, American history, and in the fields of agriculture

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Coalition of Black organizations to hold United Nations protest against Trump insults February 15

( — #ProudAfricans, a coalition of African, Caribbean, and African-American human rights and professional organizations, will lead a protest rally outside the United Nations Headquarters

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Lawsuit over death of Victor White III delayed amid racism allegations
A federal trial involving a Black man who was fatally shot while handcuffed and sitting in the back of a police car nearly four years ago has been delayed amid ...
Reckoning with Confederate monuments in 2018
By Paul Blest Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Back in August, two days after Heather Heyer was killed in a white supremacist terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, activists in Durham, ...
Federal jury rejects civil rights claims against troopers
After a four-day trial in New Orleans, a federal jury rejected a series of civil rights claims against three members of the Louisiana State Police who were accused of racially ...
Colin Kaepernick sticks to his game plan, hits $1M pledge
As a budding activist who understands that talk is cheap, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided two years ago to back up his national anthem protests and talk ...
Cong. Danny Davis introduces bail reform bill
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — During a recent press conference on Capitol Hill, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said that at any given time there are roughly 500,000 people ...
Five Black innovators inducted into the Nat’l Inventors Hall of Fame
For centuries, American history books have often ignored or failed to acknowledge the ingenuity and contributions of Black inventors and innovators in the U.S. like Lewis Latimer, who invented the ...
Black Republican Rep says Trump ‘must apologize’ for ‘sh*thole’ remarks
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — President Donald Trump, who has constantly denied being a racist, is now embroiled in a growing controversy after he referred to African countries, ...
Actress, author Gabrielle Union shares journey to overcome sexual assault
By Glenn Rebert II Contributing Writer During a chilly week in New Orleans, actress and author Gabrielle Union made an appearance at Dillard University to warm hearts and minds.

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