University of Michigan Launches $85 Million Diversity Plan

Black student enrollment at Michigan universities has fallen since the state enacted a ban on affirmative action in 2006. The law has forced college...

Shots Fired at Dallas Protest over Fatal Police Shootings

DALLAS (AP) — Multiple media outlets report that shots were fired Thursday night during a Dallas protest over two recent fatal police shootings of...

Urban Alliance Program Jump Starts Urban High School Students Toward Careers

Many urban high schools have the reputation of lacking the resources to prepare their students for college or the professional world. Urban Alliance is...

Police Across US Prepare for More Ferguson Rallies

Police in U.S. cities from Los Angeles to New York prepared for another day of demonstrations Tuesday after thousands flooded the streets, some in...

Perspectives About Brown’s Death as Different as Black and White

Reactions to the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the protests that followed...

Blacks Underrepresented in STEM Classes

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Many young African Americans will be shut out of the high paying jobs of the future, if they don’t earn a...

NAACP Elects New Chairman of the Board of Directors

On Feb. 18 in New York, at its annual board meeting, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) elected Leon W....

President Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

Throughout his tenure in the White House, President Obama has come under fire for seemingly distancing himself from Black concerns and failing to create...

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Elmont Memorial High School valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna poses for a photo in an empty classroom on Monday, April 4, 2016 in Elmont, N.Y. Uwamanzu-Nna...

Community Offers Prayers for Height

Well wishes from across the country continue to pour in for civil rights legend Dorothy Height, who remains hospitalized at Howard University Hospital after...

Sharpton Leads March over ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton led several hundred people on a march Monday to the state Capitol, where they rallied against...

Michelle Obama Honors Military Mothers at Tea

WASHINGTON— Michelle Obama and military mothers had high tea like the British on May 9. The afternoon White House affair, hosted by the first lady...