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Dillard University’s President Kimbrough Calls Barring of Amite High Valedictorian the Height of Hypocrisy

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The following is a copy of Kimbrough’s letter to Superintendent Kolwe in regards to the national embarrassment: Mark Kolwe, Superintendent Tangipahoa Parish School System 59656 Puleston Road Amite. LA 70422 Last night, I watched “The Nightly Show” with Larry Wilmore. In the first segment, he discussed the case of Andrew Jones at Amite High School. […]

The Detention of Poor Immigrant Mothers and Children are Money-Making Hustle for Private Prisons

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By Ester Yu-Hsi Lee, ThinkProgress.org – During separate conference calls to talk about earnings reports, two of the country’s largest for-profit private prisons indicated that they saw their profits soar from holding immigrant mothers and children in detention centers across the country. Revenues increased during the first quarter of 2016 for both the Corrections Corp. […]

New Annie E. Casey Foundation Report Recommends Policies to Help Millions of Children with Incarcerated Parents

Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty of All Charges

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Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams on Monday acquitted Officer Edward Nero of all counts for his role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. The judgment, following a five-day bench trial, is the first in the closely-watched case. Nero, 30, faced four misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct […]

Filmmakers Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden Release “Free Young Blood,” a Documentary About the Mass Incarceration of Black Men

#BringBackOurGirls: Chibok Victim Found in Nigeria After 2 Years, Activist Says

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By Alexander Smith, NBCNews.com – One of the schoolgirls whose abduction triggered the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has been located after more than two years in captivity, an activist and Nigeria’s military said Wednesday. There were conflicting accounts as to the girl’s name and the circumstances of how she apparently left the captivity of the militant group […]

Un-“Common” Thoughts – Rapper Common at the White House

Congressman John Lewis Receives Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Elie Wiesel Award

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presented the 2016 Elie Wiesel Award, the institution’s highest honor, to United States Representative John Lewis, of Georgia at the Museum’s National Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, May 4. Lewis, the only surviving “Big Six” leader of the Civil Rights Movement, was recognized for his extraordinary moral and physical courage […]

Hundreds to join civil rights ‘dean’ on his 90th birthday

Fox News Readers Bash Obama’s Daughter With Racial Slurs, ‘Ape,’ ‘Monkey’

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By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio (DiversityInc.com) – Fox News disabled the comments section of an article by the Associated Press about President Barack Obama’s 17-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, after readers flooded the post with racist comments, calling her a racial slur, an “ape,” a “monkey” and accusing her of not deserving her entry to the university but […]

Romney and the NAACP: A Missed Opportunity

African American Leadership Project Commemorates 38th Anniversary of Dutch Morial’s Election as Mayor of New Orleans

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New Orleans, LA – May 1st marks the 38th year since the Honorable Ernest N “Dutch” Morial was elected as the 1st Mayor African descent in New Orleans. May 1st, 1978 will always represent a “turning point” in the history of the city……it was the desegregation of the city’s mayoral politics, and the launching of […]

New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?

Marc Morial: Harriet Tubman Decision Is a Major Development

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New York, NY – National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today called the U.S. Treasury’s move to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill a milestone for racial reconciliation. “For generations, America has struggled to confront its greatest sin and acknowledge the dark cloud it cast over much of our history,” […]

The University of Missouri’s New President, Michael Middleton, and the New Campus Activism

The Black Lives Matter Movement Is Most Visible on Twitter. Its True Home Is Elsewhere

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This article by Dani McClain, The Nation addresses an issue I hear so many old-school civil rights activists talk about: the fact that a movement takes more than 140 characters. In The Nation’s article, The Black Lives Matter Movement Is Most Visible on Twitter. Its True Home Is Elsewhere,” chronicles the journey of Umi Selah […]

Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Earns Only 3,000 votes in Baltimore Mayoral Primary