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Houston Forward Times’ Karen Carter Richards Continues the Work of Her Trailblazing Parents

Through dedication to her parents’ legacy, Carter Richards has helped cement the Houston Forward Times as the South’s largest Black-owned, independently published newspaper.

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The Embattled Vote in America – From the Founding to the Present

Allan J. Lichtman
An alarming, important, perhaps even essential book. A noted authority on the history of American voting returns with a disturbing account of American political leaders who have, since the beginning of the republic, worked to limit the franchise.

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NAACP on the Civil Rights Front Lines: Trump’s War against Civil Rights

The NAACP, alongside members of the Congressional Black Caucus, gathered on the steps of Capitol Hill to demand a halt of the Trump administration’s continued attempts to force Thomas Farr—a known racist with ties to the late segregationist Senator Jesse Helms…

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This is America: Black Clergy Jailed and Shackled for Supreme Court Prayer Protest

On June 12, 2018 nine faith leaders were shackled and held for 27 hours after being arrested for praying at the Supreme Court. The multicultural group of men and women are part of Rev. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign.

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Multiracial Congregations Have Nearly Doubled, But They Still Lag Behind the Makeup of Neighborhoods

The percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States nearly doubled from 1998 to 2012, with about one in five American congregants attending a place of worship that is racially mixed…

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Gov. Cooper Signs Build NC Into Law to Improve Transportation Infrastructure

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the Build NC Bond Act of 2018, a new financing tool sought by his administration to help expedite critical highway projects.

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The Fight to Protect Immigrant Families Continues: Stop Speaker Ryan’s Anti-Immigrant Bill

Yesterday Donald Trump signed an executive order that he claims will end family separation at the border – it may not stop separating families, will not reunite the thousands of families already torn apart…

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Video: Cummings Blasts Trump Separation Policies, “We will not keep kids in child internment camps.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday slammed the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has resulted in separations of undocumented families…

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Action Center on Race & the Economy – “Police Brutality Bonds” Reveals Companies Profit from Police Violence

As the costs of police misconduct rise, cities and counties across the United States are going into debt to pay for it. Often this debt is in the form of bond borrowing.

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John Lewis Decries ‘Unbelievable, Immoral’ Family Separations on Border

Atlanta Congressman John Lewis is ramping up pressure on the Trump administration for its latest actions on the Southern border, assailing its new zero tolerance policy as “unbelievable” and “immoral.”

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