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Norfolk Mayor Declares ‘Black Press Of America Week’

  Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander issued a proclamation declaring “Black Press of America Week” in the waterfront city in Southeastern Virginia, kicking off the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention at a welcome reception at the Chrysler Museum. ...

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First Black woman to graduate from MIT with a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering

     Black girl magic was in full effect earlier this month when Mareena Robinson Snowden became the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. from MIT in Nuclear Engineering. ...

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Twin-boys shine to become valedictorians in their graduating class, headed to MIT

The two brothers who were born 11 minutes apart, Malik and Miles George, went to Woodbridge High. They both scored excellently on their SATs and were both named valedictorians of their graduating class. Because of their good work, they will both be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on scholarship. ...

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Over Buffalo Police Checkpoints and Discriminatory Traffic Enforcement

Today, civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Buffalo over unconstitutional and racially discriminatory vehicle checkpoints and traffic ticketing practices. ...

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NAACP sees Continued Rise in Hate Crimes, Legacy of Trump’s Racism                    

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding a new study showing a rise in hate crimes last year. ...

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Rep. Maxine Waters Takes Strong Stand for Fair Housing at HUD- New Legislation Would Restore Revoked Protections and Rules

Rep. Maxine Waters Takes Strong Stand for Fair Housing at HUD- New Legislation Would Restore Revoked Protections and Rules ...

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NAACP Statement on the Retirement of Justice Kennedy

NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the announced retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. ...

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