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Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s death

By Sharon Austin, University of Florida On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back...

Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

By Aram Goudsouzian, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of...

Congress Passes Measure to Raise Debt Ceiling, Avoiding Government Default

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Congress has approved legislation to raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion, a move that preempts...

Study: Poor, Low-Income Voters Comprised Over One-Third of Those Casting Ballots in 2020 Presidential...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Poor and low-income people accounted for more than a third of all voters overall in the...

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is Latest Lawmaker Arrested in Voting Rights Fight

The Brennan Center directly tied the new laws to “racist voter fraud allegations behind the Big Lie – former President Donald Trump’s false claims...