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    NAACP Statement Resignation of Los Angeles President Jenkins

      (Baltimore, MD) – NAACP Interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins.   In his letter of resignation, Mr Jenkins stated, “Please be advised that the...

    More Than $45K Donated to Aid Homeless Mother Jailed for Child Abuse

    More than $45,000 has accumulated in a fund to aid a 35 year-old Scottsdale, Ariz. woman who remains in a Maricopa County, Ariz. jail on child abuse charges for leaving her children in...

    Texas About to Execute Another Black Man

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man dressed in black and wearing a hood and gloves kicked in the door of a San Antonio apartment where his drug supplier lived, attacked two people inside with...

    Fla. Jury Slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in Damages

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime...

    Simmons College of Kentucky Officially Recognized as a Historically Black Institution

    Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville, Ky., recently received federal accreditation from the U.S. Department of Education as the country's 107th historically Black college. The recognition makes it one of two and the oldest...

    Civil Rights Advocates Assail Wal-Mart Links to ALEC

    Civil rights advocates are decrying the Walton Family Foundation’s alleged ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group responsible for advancing “stand your ground” statutes and other laws that activists say promote...

    S.C. Mother Admits to Killing Two Sons, Appears in Court

    Shaquan Duley, the mother accused of killing her two young boys and then staging an accident to cover it up, made what her lawyer called a “remorseful” appearance in an Orangeburg, S.C. courtroom on...

    Worldwide ‘Planking’ Craze Reminds Some of Slavery

    A fad entitled “Planking” has recently emerged that calls for participants to find the most difficult place in which to lie face down with palms to the side and feet pointed to the floor....

    NYC Grand Jury Nears Decision on Police Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own...

    Woman Abducted on Philadelphia Street Found Safe

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman seen on surveillance video being abducted off a street was found safe outside Baltimore on Wednesday, and the man who snatched her was arrested, police said. Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was spotted...

    Fla., Justice Dept. Set for Legal Battle over Voter Purge

    (June 15, 2012) Florida’s wrangling with the Department of Justice over its systematic purge of suspected non-citizens from the voter rolls is heading to court. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit June 12 against the...

    Shift to Digital Phones Could Hurt Communities of Color

    If information is the new currency, communities of color could go broke. A new report by the Greenlining Institute, titled “DISCONNECTED: What the Phone System’s Digital Transition Will Mean for Consumers,” alleges that the immediate shift...

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