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Holder seeks to force Texas to ‘preclear’ voting changes

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. has announced that the Justice Department will sue the state of Texas to compel it to preclear any planned changes in its voting procedures before they can go into effect. ...

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Morial calls for new civil rights movement

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial has called for “a new civil rights movement,” one that will focus on economic empowerment and justice ...

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Hastings receives “Friend of the National Parks” Award

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after being honored by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) with their “Friend of the National Parks” Award: ...

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President Obama’s July 19 remarks on Trayvon Martin

[caption id="attachment_15932" align="alignleft" width="324"] President Barack Obama[/caption] President Obama’s July 19 remarks on Trayvon Martin The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention over the course of the last week — the issue of the Trayvon Martin ruling. I gave a preliminary statement right after th ...

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Largest prison-owning Corporation issues massive dividend of $675 million to shareholders

CCA is the largest owner of private prisons in the nation, behind only the federal government and three states ...

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Magic Johnson planning to open two new schools in Chicago

This time Johnson is turning his attention to education. This fall he is opening two schools in Chicago, Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies. ...

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Woman hit by tractor trailer and survives 40 foot plunge off a massive bridge

Morgan Lake, 22, was hit from behind by a tractor trailer in Stevensville, Mary-land while attempting to cross the steep bridge. ...

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Middle aged white man in a Facebook post says ‘I Am Not Trayvon Martin’

Bob Seay, a music teacher at an unknown high school in Colorado, has become an internet sensation after his sentimental yet firm opinion was posted Via Facebook. ...

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Black Clergy stand their ground against Zimmerman verdict

Black clergy leaders joined Sharpton last week in front of the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. to express their concerns about the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense statutes and the dangerous message that the Zimmerman verdict carried. ...

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