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Missouri president and chancellor quit after football team walks out

The University of Missouri system’s president, Tim Wolfe, and the chancellor of the flag-ship campus, R. Bowen Loftin, announced on Monday that they were resigning their posts in the face of growing protests by African-American students, the threat of a walkout by faculty and a strike by football players who said the administrators had done too little to combat racism on campus. ...

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D.C. Leaders, Black Caucus cautious about House Speaker Ryan

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) as well as other city leaders, District statehood activists, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have developed a wait-and-see attitude toward the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

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Death of Black media ownership

Death of Black media ownership ...

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Black women leaders outraged by police violence against S.C. student

Leading Black women across the nation are expressing outrage this week over the videotaped violent incident showing a white police officer in Columbia, S.C ...

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America nears sweeping reform of a criminal justice system that has decimated Black communities

America nears sweeping reform of a criminal justice system that has decimated Black communities ...

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Fifteen Confederate ‘flaggers’ indicted for terroristic threats against Blacks

A Georgia state prosecutor has announced the indictments of 15 people who threatened African-Americans and used racial slurs when they stopped at a family party while cruising around in a convoy of pickup trucks flying Confederate flags ...

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Black churches show support for Obama’s environment plan

Leaders of the nation’s major Black churches — representing nearly 13 million African-American members — presented over 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. ...

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Obama, Clinton fire-up women activists: ‘We cannot rest on our laurels’

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, front-runner for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, were among the speakers at a recent conference of Democratic female activists, encouraging them, “We cannot rest on our laurels.” ...

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Kristen Clarke named president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL) has named Kristen Clarke of the New York Attorney General’s Office as its new president and executive director, effective Jan. 1. ...

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