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Myrlie Evers Meets with President Obama

  June 12, 1963, Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers was assassinated for his efforts to overturn segregation in Mississippi.  Fifty years later, President Obama met...

Black 14-year-old Carrying a Puppy Tackled and Choked by Police for Giving Them a...

Grown police officers allege that the unarmed teen looked at them funny. New cell phone footage shows Miami-Dade Police officers aggressively pinning an unarmed teen...

With Five Years at the NAACP, Ben Jealous Strikes a Distinct Tone

Benjamin Todd Jealous has charted a course focused on voting rights, capital punishment and marriage equality. By  Jonathan P. Hicks It has been five years since Benjamin...

California Anti-Tobacco Advocates Urge FDA to Ban Menthol in Cigarettes as Part of World...

(Oakland, Calif. - May 30, 2013) In observance of World No Tobacco Day, African American anti-tobacco advocates in California and across the country are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol in cigarettes and...

Black Teen Birth Rate Falls 60 Percent in 10 Years

By Maya Rhodan WASHINGTON (NNPA) –  A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African...