Paramount Network Presents ‘I Am MLK Jr.,’ a Documentary Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

*New York, NY – Paramount Network and award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray have joined forces for a new, original documentary on the life and legacy of our country’s legendary statesman, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Premiering, Wednesday, April 4 (9:00-10:30pm ET/PT), … Continue reading

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