March 23, 2020

Our political atmosphere has grown so toxic in its rhetoric that we are being divided based upon our dissimilarities such as the color of our skin, our country of origin, or who we choose to worship o...

As he took the podium during the Roy Wilkins Youth Leadership Luncheon at the NAACP’s 110th national convention, civil rights activist Shaun King reminded his audience of young leaders and grassroots...

July 10, 2019

When it comes to human rights, Patrick Gaspard is no stranger to wildfires. At any given time, he's closely monitoring the latest developments from a slew of global flashpoints as president of the Ope...

Voters purged off rolls.

Bad information about voter identification requirements.

Unnecessary requests to justify an address.

These narratives are coming from places as varied as North Dakota’s Native Am...

It's one of the hottest days in May, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is rushing into her Capitol Hill office. It's been a busy day, well, some may say a busy year for the California democrat. Earlie...

March 21, 2019

Since appearing in last year’s blockbuster hit, Black Panther, Winston Duke’s life hasn’t been the same. The Yale School of Drama graduate dazzled audiences with his scene-stealing performance as M’Ba...

March 6, 2019

On what feels like an unusually breezy day in early July in Georgia, there is a low hum of activity at Stacey Abrams’ campaign office on the southeast side of Atlanta. It is midmorning, and while a st...

March 5, 2019

Before Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) took on President Donald Trump or Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) grilled Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a contentious Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for the...

March 5, 2019

It’s been 50 years since Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress as a member of the House of Representatives. Four years later, she sought the Democratic nomination for presi...

January 8, 2019

Derrick Johnson, President & CEO of the NAACP, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of William Barr for Attorney General. He will testify on Wednesday, January...

January 7, 2019

Two years into his presidency,  Donald Trump has inflicted unimaginable damage on the federal judiciary .With 85 appointments, including two to the Supreme Court, Trump has packed the courts with...

December 19, 2018

I have no doubt that many observers entered the 2018 general election cycle hopeful that at least one African American candidate would have a breakthrough and win an unprecedented statewide office. At...

November 15, 2018


The latest tally showed Abrams needs to net more than 17,000 votes to force a Dec. 4 runoff against Kemp and extend her quest to become the nation’s first black female governor. Kemp says she has no...

November 13, 2018

If the  2018 midterms  taught us anything, they taught us that our nation is yearning for change. The status quo is no longer acceptable. This is evidenced by the 98 women winning election to Congress...

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