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    Frances Cress Welsing, Respected Race Theorist, Dead at 80

    (Updated 01-05-2016) Frances Cress Welsing, a psychiatrist and controversial race theorist whose theories ignited widespread controversy, has died at the age of 80, according to media reports. Welsing died about 5:50 a.m. Jan. 2 following...

    Arne Duncan Announces Tool to Shed Light on Education Disparities

    New findings show that several factors have widened the achievement gap for students of color in the United States. “Our work is all geared toward ensuring that the achievement gap closes, but without more information...

    The Dallas Shootings Latest: Former Republican Congressman Stands by ‘Watch Out Obama’ Tweet

    DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of police officers in Dallas (all times local): ___ 11:45 a.m. A former Illinois congressman is standing by a Twitter post he sent after the fatal shooting of police...

    1 US Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded in Attack in Somalia

    By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and CARA ANNA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an "enemy attack" Friday in Somalia, the U.S. military said...

    Who are Those MLK Family Members Expressing Support for Trump?

    Members of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s extended family came out in support of President Trump this week, on the national day of recognition for the civil rights leader. Isaac Newton Farris Jr. and...

    Black Caucus Challenges Attendees to Fix Their Own Setbacks

    Despite a year marked with natural disasters, White supremacists and political tension, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference challenged attendees to stand against resistance, be resilient and rise above tranquility to...

    More Work, More Pay? New Rule Extends Overtime to Millions

    More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued on May 18 by the Obama administration. The rule seeks to bolster overtime protections that have been eroded in...

    Black, Civil Rights Leaders Leery of Carson at HUD

    The nomination of Dr. Ben Carson as the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) doesn't have strong support among Black members of the U.S. Congress or civil rights organizations. On Dec. 5,...

    MLK’s Niece to Appear at Rally with Beck

    Alveda King, Ph.D., daughter of the late Rev. A.D. King and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is calling for a boycott of the abortion industry as she participates in Fox News personality...

    Scott Sisters Released from Miss. Prison

    At 9 a.m. on Jan. 7, the Scott sisters drove away from the state detention center in Mississippi for the first time in 16 years, a day that many of their family members and...

    Following Court Ruling, Md. Lawmakers Again Introduce HBCU Support Bill

    As she has each year for the past decade, Maryland State Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Dist. 43) testified before her colleagues in support of a bill to promote equality between the state’s HBCUs, and...

    Obama Jobs Bill Blocked by Senate Republicans

    President Barack Obama continued to tout his jobs agenda Nov. 3 as Senate Republicans dealt him another defeat, stopping a $60 billion infrastructure bill. The bill, which was defeated by a 51-49 vote, fell short...
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