America needs — and desperately wants — comprehensive infrastructure investment

By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, The National Urban League Earlier last month, the voters of Kansas City, Missouri, handily approved three ballot questions that will

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Jeff Sessions is rolling back basic rights
By Jesse Jackson Columnist As Donald Trump nears the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focuses primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. ...
Report highlights discrimination in housing practices
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer When former North Shore resident Denise Thornton decided to look for a new place to live near New Orleans, she figured it wouldn’t be too hard. She ...
Lessons from Fox and O’Reilly
By Julianne Malveaux Columnist Former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, the man whose lofty ratings were responsible for the growth of the network, is no longer on the air. Revelations ...
Lawmakers seek stronger monitoring of racial disparities in car insurance premiums
By Lauren Kirchner ProPublica Six Democratic members of Congress are urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to appoint a director for the Federal Insurance Office, which monitors access of minority and low-income Americans ...
America’s current Civil Rights climate the most dangerous in decades
By Jane Kennedy Contributing Writer ( — In a wide-ranging discussion on Capitol Hill among lawmakers, activists, policy experts and former Obama administration officials about the state of civil rights in the ...
The Black Press shows resilience of the Black community
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — For 190 years, the Black Press has chronicled the spirit and resilience of the African-American community.
According to new study, Black Millennials more optimistic about their future than whites, Hispanics
( — A newly released study of Millennials reveals that Black consumers between the age of 18-35 are more optimistic about their futures than Hispanics, Asians and Whites of the ...
Pain of state preemption felt by the South’s vulnerable communities
By Allie Yee Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — As rifts between liberal-leaning blue cities and largely conservative red states widen across the South, much of the focus has been on ...

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