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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Drum Majors for Justice Celebration in Washington, D.C. By Latraviette D. Smith

Fifty years ago, Whitney M. Young, Jr., president of the National Urban League from 1961-71, worked alongside his fellow civil rights, social justice and labor movement leaders to organize the March on Washington, where 300,000 people gathered to demand jobs and freedom. As America prepares to mark the anniversary of this historic gathering, the National Urban League, under the leadership of Marc H. Morial, ...

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CHAIRMAN’S ALERT: NUL, NAN, NCBCT & NNPA Prepare for 50th Anniversary Celebration in DC

Fifty years ago, Whitney M. Young Jr., president of the National Urban League from 1961-71, worked alongside his fellow civil rights, social justice and labor movement leaders to organize the March on Washington, where 300,000 people gathered to demand jobs and freedom. As America prepares to mark the anniversary of this historic gathering, the National Urban League, under the leadership of Marc H. Morial, ...

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Black Veterans focus Mail Campaign on the White House

In the past few weeks, several excellent editorials have appeared focusing on our request for the honorary promotion for the legendary soldier/diplomat Colonel Charles Young to the rank of Brigadier General. The editorials focused on the inability (or) unwillingness of the Army’s Center for Military History to offer an unbiased finding to the Secretary of the Army regarding the Colonel’s entitlement to such ...

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Gov. Scott: Prove your commitment to youth with the Trayvon Martin Act

We honor the memory of Trayvon Martin and pay respects to his family. This tragedy serves as a vivid reminder of the pain felt by youth of color in their communities, in which they are profiled, criminalized, and targeted. Unless we take action, nothing will change. The George Zimmerman verdict showed the world that Florida has no value for the life of its children.  After three days of waiting and sleeping ...

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Dillard President Explains Why He Challenged Dr. Dre’s Donation

Why didn't Dr. Dre give to an HBCU instead of to a wealthy university that does almost nothing for the black community? Dr. Walter M.. Kimbrough speaks with Dr. Boyce Watkins ...

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Hastings Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Key Voting Rights Provisions

Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, which invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: “I am extremely disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling.  They have put at risk the right to vote for millions of Americans.  For decades, the Voting Rights Act has stood as an e ...

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BREAKING: SHOCKING VIDEO EXPOSES RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN TX DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM (DUANE BUCK

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. released a new video highlighting the racial discrimination in the Texas death penalty system and the shocking case of death-sentenced prisoner, Duane Buck. Mr. Buck was sentenced to death in Harris County (Houston), Texas, after his trial prosecutor elicited testimony from a psychologist indicating that Mr. Buck was more likely to be dangerous bec ...

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New Poll Shows Some Americans Foolishly Blame Welfare For Poverty

Not that cable news culture and George W. Bush‘s political career aren’t strong enough indicators of this factoid, but I can always count on a poll to convey just how information-challenged many Americans are. Sometimes I can’t help but laugh, though in instances like these all I can do is get angry. According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday, way too many of your fellow citizens ar ...

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Florida law banning texting while driving signed by Gov. Rick Scott

Florida law banning texting while driving signed by Gov. Rick Scott ...

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Governor Rick Scott Signs 36 Bills into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: HB 21                         The bill requires the Department of Education to create a uniform, statewide photo identification badge signifying that a noninstructional contractor meets certain background screening and other requirements. CS/SB 56                  The bill updates the protocols of the Department of Health and ...

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