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NAACP Statement on Starbucks and Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks ...

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Howard’s PR Director inspires young, Black Media Professionals

     As a rising star in the public relations field, Alonda Thomas has always sought to inspire young, Black women who want to break into the industry. ...

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Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement Claudette Colvin

Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement Claudette Colvin ...

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Civil Rights Lawyer Mario Williams rises from Peace Corps to sue White Supremacists

Civil Rights Lawyer Mario Williams rises from Peace Corps to sue White Supremacists ...

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Before the start of Cosby’s sexual assault trail, at least one juror says he’s guilty

Attorneys representing Bill Cosby are trying to convince Judge Steven O’Neill to dismiss a newly-minted juror, because he proclaimed that the comedian is guilty. ...

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Washington Supreme Court is First in Nation to Adopt Rule to Reduce Implicit Racial Bias in Jury Selection

The Washington Supreme Court on April 5 became the first court in the nation to adopt a court rule aimed at eliminating both implicit and intentional racial bias in jury selection. General Rule 37 will take effect at the end of April and will apply to all jury trials, civil and criminal, throughout the state. ...

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No Charges Filed against Officers in Alton Sterling Shooting  

Following a 10-month investigation into the extrajudicial killing of Alton Sterling, Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that his office would not pursue criminal charges against the officers involved. ...

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After 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Nevest Coleman is rehired by the White Sox

      Nevest Coleman worked for the Chicago White Sox when he was charged for a crime he did not commit. The Chicago man was convicted in 1997 for rape and murder and almost faced the death penalty according to the Chicago Tribune. After serving 23 years in prison, he was finally released last year when DNA testing proved his innocence. ...

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Civil Rights groups sue Homeland Security over targeted surveillance

      On March 19, several civil rights groups filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release the contents of the agency’s redacted memo referred to in government documents as the “Race Paper.”  ...

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