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  • From The Ramparts
    Junious Ricardo Stanton
    Stranger Than Fiction
    “The world's first genetically modified humans have been created, it was revealed last night. The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about eth...



  • William E. Spriggs
    Can Congress Redeem Itself?
    By William E. Spriggs
    In the latest polls for May and June, Congress' approval rating is a mere 14 percent. This reflects a clear dissatisfaction with Congress not doing something meaningful to help American households. Highjacked by the Tea Party, the ...



  • Let’s not mince words – this week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder left our country with a badly weakened Voting Rights Act. The Shelby County decision stopped the enforcement of Section 5, which was probably the most effective tool ever in the battle against voting discrimination...



  • Much of Marvin X's poetry is militant in its anger at American racism and injustice. For example, in “Did You Vote Nigger?” he uses rough dialect and directs his irony at African Americans who believe in the government but are actually its pawns.--Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literat...



  • In the trial of George Zimmerman, the so-called "star witness" for the
    prosecution, Rachel Jeantel, ended two days of testimony.
    Members of the
    Project 21 black leadership network are commenting.
    Jeantel, a friend of
    Martin since elementary school, spent several hours on the phone and texted wi...



  • IREX's latest Africa Media Sustainability Index (MSI) found that traditional media remain the preferred source of news. Many benefits presented by online media have yet to reach most citizens in the 42 sub-Saharan African countries analyzed. Nonetheless, transition to online and mobile format media ...



  • William Spriggs
    The South Is Seceding Again:
    Will President Obama Be Buchanan or Lincoln?
    By William E. Spriggs
    This Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of the March to Freedom down Woodward Avenue in Detroit. The UAW will be there, as they were under the leadership of Walter Reuther, and will r...



  • The State of Equality and Justice in America" is a 20-part series of columns written by an all star list of contributors to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
    The contributors include: U. S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) LCCRUL 50th Anniversary Grand Mar...



  • ROBERT L. JOHNSON AND DR. DeFOREST B. SOARIES, JR. ANNOUNCE ALLIANCE TO END PAYDAY LENDING, LOWER MINORITY CONSUMER DEBT, AND PROMOTE FINANCIAL EDUCATION
    -- Agreement Supports RLJ Financials' Plan to Provide Viable Alternative to Payday Lending for Consumers in Need of Short Term and
    Emergency Borro...



  • Ben Jealous
    NBA: What Happens to the Undrafted?
    By Benjamin Todd Jealous
    In 2011, 17,500 college basketball players were registered with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. That year, 48 college players were drafted by NBA teams.
    What happens to the undrafted? Some bounce around the intern...



  • Ben Jealous
    NBA: What Happens to the Undrafted?
    By Benjamin Todd Jealous
    In 2011, 17,500 college basketball players were registered with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. That year, 48 college players were drafted by NBA teams.
    What happens to the undrafted? Some bounce around the intern...



  • A decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the use of race as a determining factor in public college admissions is being cheered by legal experts of the Project 21 black leadership network, which had argued in a legal brief filed with the Court in the case that such preferences violate...



  • When I read the recently released report by The College Republican National Committee (CRNC), titled, "Grand Old Party for a Brand New Generation," I immediately thought of two cartoons: the Flintstones and the Jetsons.
    The Flintstones was an animated, prime-time TV show that debuted in 1960. It was...



  • Whereas news of the end of slavery did not reach the frontier areas of the United States, and in particular the Southwestern States, for more than 2 1/2 years after President Abraham... (Agreed to Senate - ATS).




    Observing Juneteenth Independence Day, June 19, 1865, the day on which slavery final...



  • It is imperative that ExxonMobil abide by the rules. This is not to say that there are not other petrochemical companies which are not playing fair but ExxonMobil is the biggest. The basics of truly announcing in a timely manner each and every time there is a leak, spill or fugitive emission is impo...



  • If you are moving from Delhi to somewhere else and want to make your move easy and simple then it is advisable to use services of a professional moving company in Delhi. If you schedule your move with a right moving company in Delhi then it is certain that you will get peace of mind and your move wi...



  • Friends, The President has just issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating a provision of the Voting Rights Act. Please share it broadly. Best regards, Paul D. Paul Monteiro Associate Director | White House Office of Public Engagement 202.456.4753 *** THE WHITE HOUSE Office of t...



  • You have decided to move to new place. Before you move to your new place you will need to pack your belongings yourself or use professional packing service of a moving company for safe transportation. Decision to pack things on yourself will help you save money but consume your time. You will need t...



  • Brother’s Keeper Out Reach Church Launches 8-week Violence Prevention Camp
    Partners with County/State to make a difference
    By Chinta Strausberg
    In an effort to stem the violence, Chief Apostle William McCoy, pastor of the Brother’s Keeper Out Reach Church in Chicago Heights, kicked off an eight-week...



  • National Coalition on Black Civic Participation President Calls
    Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County v. Holder
    "Travesty to Justice"
    In response to today's Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation...



  • Conservative Blacks to Offer Commentary, Analysis on George Zimmerman Case
    Project 21 Members to Speak on Proceedings in Trial Examining Death of Trayvon Martin
    Washington, DC - With opening arguments beginning today in the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the ...



  • Collaboration seeks to reduce racial disparities and improve access to care
    • The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans churchgoers, and Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science a...



  • VOCAL-NY joins Communities United for Police Reform to celebrate at City Hall this afternoon.
    Yesterday was a big day for those who care about equality and justice. It began with news that the Supreme Court overturned a federal law discriminating against LGBTQ married couples. And then last night ar...



  • Voting Rights Act Shelby County Court Decision Applauded by Black Conservatives
    Supreme Court Rules 50-Year-Old Behavior Inconsistent with Modern Society
    Decision May End Obama Administration DOJ's Attacks on State Voter ID Laws •
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    Legal experts with the Project 21 black leadership network are ha...



  • The Supreme Court Decisions of the past two days severely narrowing the application of “race” in achieving “diversity” at colleges and universities and the gutting of Section 4 of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 mark an intensification of the assault on the unfinished civil rights movement of...



  • In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States in Shelby County v. Holder delivered a devastating setback to civil rights in America. The Court ruled today that the coverage formula in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional, which essentially halts the federal government’s...




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