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

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 […]

Civil rights Leader John Lewis Says he Never Saw Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders During Civil Rights Years

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

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 […]

Jobless Rate Drops, But Pain, Despair Persist In Weak Economy

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

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

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,” […]

Stop the Lies about the Financial Meltdown

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

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 […]

Five questions Black Voters Should Ask Sen. Bernie Sanders

No Jail Time for Peter Liang, Ex-NYPD Officer Who Killed Unarmed Akai Gurley Because he Startled Him

By Aaron Katersky and Emily Shapiro (ABC.com)A former New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man to death won’t face any jail time after a judge today reduced his manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide. Peter Liang was 28 years old and 18 months out of the police academy when he was patrolling […]

Police Detain Brooklyn Councilman at West Indian Parade – Video

Statement by NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber on American Airline’s Decision to Remove Him from Plane

Durham, NC – Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of North Carolina State Conference of NAACP Branches and the architect of the nationally acclaimed Moral Monday Movement, is fine. When short report was published this morning that he had been removed from a plane at the Washington, DC Airport last night, Rev. Barber’s friends […]

Obama Campaign Picks Stefanie Brown To Lead Black Voter Outreach

Democracy Awakening Brings Thousands of Activists and Advocates to Rally in Washington, DC

Washington, DC – This weekend, April 16-18, the Democracy Initiative and its endorsing organizations are participating in Democracy Awakening, bringing together thousands of members, activists, and advocates from a wide variety of backgrounds to fight for an equal and influential voice in our democracy as the power of money in politics, attacks on voting rights, […]

Democracy Initiative Endorsing Organizations Celebrate Passage of  Voting Rights Restoration in Maryland

Black Gang Members in 38 Cities  Have Signed Up with Local Organizing Committees to Clean Up Black Communities

Chicago, Illinois – Black gang members across America are being asked to lay down their weapons and their illegal activities for at least one day and to help clean up Black America. In many Black communities, street gangs are one of the strongest institutions in the community. On April 16, 2016, thousands of Black Americans […]