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    Lawsuit Threatened over Malcolm X Biography

    Columbia University, Viking Press and the estate of Manning Marable face a potential lawsuit over assertions in Marable’s posthumously-released biography of Malcolm X, “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.” Lawyers representing a key figure in...

    Two Black Men File Discrimination Suit Against Apple Store in N.Y.

    An Apple electronics retail store in New York faces a discrimination lawsuit after two African-American men alleged that one of the store's employees told them that they weren't welcome there. According to Apple Insider,...

    Plans Announced for Aug. 28 MLK Memorial Dedication

    The Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Inc. announced plans for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The official...

    Sudan Unrest Displaces Thousands

    Recent clashes in the Abyei region of Sudan have some experts worried that the country may face another war. Thousands have already fled violence that resulted from conflict between factions in the northern and...

    Oakland African-American Library and Museum Targeted for Shutdown

    As residents in Oakland, Calif. fight to save many of their local libraries from the budget axe, one of the most revered is the African American Museum and Library, which is considered a hallmark...

    Congressional Populist Caucus: “Gas is Too Damn High”

    With gas prices emptying the pockets of Americans nationwide, the Congressional Populist Caucus has unveiled its “Gas is Too Damn High” plan to lower gas prices. “If anyone in America is wondering whether gas is...

    U.N. Human Rights Leader Calls Australia’s Refugee Policies Racist

    A top United Nations human rights official spoke out May 25 against Australia’s refugee policies and treatment of their indigenous people, labeling the country’s practices racist and discriminatory. According to Reuters, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner...

    NAACP to Monitor Black Bike Week Discrimination at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    As Myrtle Beach, S.C. kicks off its annual Black Bike Week this Memorial Day weekend, the NAACP announced that they would continue to watch for discrimination at the massive motorcycle rally. The NAACP and...

    NAACP Leader Jailed for Protesting Budget Cuts, Attacks on Voting Rights

    The leader of the NAACP North Carolina State Conference, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, was handcuffed and taken to jail last week along with six other civil rights leaders for attempting to speak in...

    Two Prominent Republicans ‘Fight’ to Pardon Black Heavyweight Champ Jack Johnson

    Two Republican members of Congress have reintroduced a resolution to pardon Jack Johnson, the first Black heavyweight-boxing champion. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Peter King (R- N.Y.) have urged President Obama to issue...

    Texas, Wisconsin Now Require ID’s at Polls

    Texas and Wisconsin became the latest states to require voters to show identification at the polls, as their respective governors signed bills requiring ID into law this week. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who has...

    Oil Rises Near $100, While Pump Prices Fall Again

    NEW YORK – Oil rose close to $100 per barrel on May 24 after the dollar weakened and a trio of major investment banks predicted that prices will rise later this year. Benchmark West Texas...

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