Civil and Human Rights Coalition Raises Serious Concerns About Attorney General Sessions’ Job Performance on Eve of Oversight Hearing

*WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the eve of the oversight hearing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, raising serious concerns about the Justice Department’s record on … Continue reading

Civil Rights Leaders, Clergy Support Federal Rules to Crackdown on Payday Lending

*After five years of field hearings, town hall meetings, multiple research reports, and over one million comments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on October 5 a new rule to rein in predatory payday and car-title loans. “These protections … Continue reading

Charlene Crowell: Black America’s Dreams of Homeownership Still Deferred

*The late Langston Hughes created a masterful body of poetry in the 20th Century that spoke about and to Black America’s unique experiences. Also an author and playwright, his words in all media pricked our consciousness to wonder and ponder how … Continue reading

2 Florida White Men Finally Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Cross-Burning

*Pasco County, Florida resident, Thomas Herris Sigler III, and his accomplice, William A. Dennis, were finally handed down sentences in relation to a shocking cross burning incident carried out in 2012, outside of a neighbor’s home. Released court documents show … Continue reading

NAACP Pans White House Position on Protests by Pro Athletes, Endorses Rights of, and Protecting Free Speech

*BALTIMORE – The NAACP, the nation’s foremost advocacy and civil rights organization, issued the following statement today regarding the White House’s position on, and the growing, divisive sentiment toward some professional athletes exercising their right of free speech: Despite the … Continue reading

FBI Claims New ‘Black Identity Extremism’ Movement is Threat to US Police

TEHRAN (FNA)- The FBI warned of what described as a looming violent threat against police in the US, calling it “black identity extremism,” according to a leaked report. The Foreign Policy magazine has obtained the document which is dated August … Continue reading

TV One Announces Production of ‘Behind The Movement’ – Slated for Feb 2018 Premiere

*SILVER SPRING, MD – – TV One today announced that production is underway in Atlanta, Georgia for the new film, “Behind the Movement,” starring Meta Golding (“The Hunger Games”), Isaiah Washington (“The 100”), Loretta Devine (“Waiting to Exhale”), and Roger … Continue reading