SCLC president Charles Steele with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Symposium of the New Policy Forum in Berlin. They are standing in front of the SCLC banner of Dr. King’s visit to Berlin 50 years ago. (Photo (c) by Dieter Bölke.

SCLC president joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effort

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart Special to the NNPA The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leader in the transformational nonviolent Civil Rights Movement America in the 1960s,

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Study says whites prefer African Americans over Blacks
A new study suggests that Whites make clear distinctions between Blacks and African Americans. The study, which challenges the myth of a post-racial America after the election of President Barack ...
John Doar, a different kind of civil rights champion
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Though many whites were active in civil rights, few were as influential as John Doar, the legendary lawyer and civil rights champion, who ...
Group focuses on developing Black CEOs
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of ...
N.Y. City Council bill to make chokehold illegal
By Khorri Atkinson Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – Queens Democratic City Councilman Rory Lancman plans to introduce a package of bills ...
Black Women’s Roundtable will advise NFL on domestic violence
( — Members of the DC-based Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR) has convened a long-awaited meeting with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Feds to create wrongful convictions unit
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s ...
Uncensored MLK ‘suicide letter’ from 1964 discovered and released
The release of a newly discovered, uncensored 1964 letter from the FBI to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that in graphic language urged the civil rights leader to ...
Record number of Latinos to serve in House
By Griseld Nevarez Contributing Writer (Special from VOXXI and New America Media) — A record-setting 29 Latinos will take seats in the U.S. House of Representatives following the results of this ...

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