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Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu Among Honorees During Global Transformers Gala: Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Other Civil Rights Preachers

The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) will host its inaugural Global Transformers Gala 2015 to honor global political, civic and spiritual icons whose life’s work and leadership – inspired by their faith – addressed societal ills, influenced nations, and transformed societies across the globe. The formal dinner and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, December […]

VIDEO: Ambassador Andrew Young Speaks on Herman Cain

The National Council of Negro Women Launches Visionary Strategy Declaring “A New Agenda For A New Age”

Washington, DC – In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) revealed a “new agenda for a new age,” vowing to take urgent action around education, health, economic empowerment and public policy in an effort to build a stronger Black America. During welcome remarks at the 14th annual Uncommon Height […]

Black Women’s Votes Matter

Keisha N. Blain, Huffington Post – During the last Presidential election cycle, black women had the highest voter turnout rate of all voters in the United States between ages 18 and 29. According to the Center for American Progress, black women were instrumental to President Obama’s re-election, voting at a higher rate than any other […]

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MSNBC Obtains Video of Linwood “Ray” Lambert, a VA Man Who Was Tased, Shackled and Died in Custody

Responding to a call about a possibly delusional man, three VA police take Linwood “Ray” Lambert to the emergency room. When they arrive the “patient” ran off. Although he was at the door of the emergency room, the police tased him repeatedly, shackled him, and Linwood “Ray” Lambert died shortly after while in police custody. […]

Copwatch vs. Cops: After Freddie Gray NY Times Op-Doc Produced by: Poh Si Teng and Ben Laffin

Emory Offers Online Course on Civil Rights, Nonviolence

Atlanta, GA – Emory University has debuted an online course focused on civil rights and nonviolence, taught by activist and former Candler School of Theology distinguished scholar-in-residence Bernard LaFayette Jr. “From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement” offers learners an inside look into LaFayette’s experiences as a civil […]

Photo of Rev. Sharpton’s Reclaim the Dream March in DC

Acclaimed Filmmaker Robert Townsend and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Fall In Love Over the Game of Basketball In The UP Premiere Movie Playin’ for Love

Atlanta, GA – Acclaimed filmmaker Robert Townsend (The Five Heartbeats, Hollywood Shuffle) stars, directs, produces and co-wrote script with Michelle Amor and Cheryl L. West for the UP Premiere Movie Playin’ for Love, a romantic comedy about life on and off the basketball court. It’s a story about a successful high school coach who gets […]

Arizona Birther Bill

Deborah Flint Leads Transformation of New LAX

In the midst of vehicle traffic, thousands of passengers and hundreds of daily flights, Los Angeles International Airport is transforming into the new LAX. Maligned for decades for congestion on its roadways, in the terminals and in the skies, the nation’s second-largest airport has embarked on a multi-year, $8.5 billion capital improvement program that aims […]