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

‘Behind The Movement’ Starring Meta Golding as Rosa Parks from TV One Starts Production

*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 Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster”). The … Continue reading

HBO’s John Oliver Brilliantly & Humorously Explains Why ALL Confederate Statues Need to Go (Watch)

*Sunday night (10-09-17), John Oliver spent nearly half of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” using humor to detail the history behind America’s Confederate monuments and explaining why they need to be removed. The segment comes as white nationalists returned … 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

Kevin Ashley Parnell Sends Several Racist Texts and Threats before Killing an Innocent Black Man

“I’m going to strip you naked and whip you like the slave you are.” That was the harrowing message Kevin Ashley Parnell left for his daughter’s ex-boyfriend, Jordan Briggs, via Facebook. It was just one of the many racially charged … Continue reading