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

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