Mississippi NAACP Opposes Ole Miss Hosting NCAA Softball Tournament

(NAACP PR) The NAACP Mississippi State Conference is calling upon the NCAA to move its Softball Regional Tournament away from the state due to...
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5 Ways to Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers

An online extortion attack that authorities say swept 150 countries this weekend is part of a growing problem of "ransomware" scams, in which people...

NAACP Statement on the Mythology of Voter Fraud

BALTIMORE -- NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks released the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order creating a commission on voter fraud. The...

Michelle Obama Criticizes Trump School Lunch Decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids...

Layoffs Latest Blow to Storied Part of Black Culture

At one point during its 71-year run, Ebony was one of the most recognized publications known for covering news and culture for African Americans. From...

North Carolina NAACP Leader, the Rev. William Barber, Stepping Down

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. William Barber, who led the state NAACP in blocking North Carolina's attempts to limit voting rights and fiercely...

EMILY’s List, Politicians Push for More Women of Color in Office

While some viewed the election of Donald Trump as a setback for progressive women in politics, recently an EMILY’s List conference proved it was...

House Vote Triggers Unease Among Black Leaders

Last week’s House Republican vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was not yet a fatal blow to the signature legislative achievement...

Eddie Williams, Leader of Black Think Tank, Dies at 84

Eddie Williams, the president and force behind the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a leading think-tank that deals with Black issues, died...

Dr. Bethune Hailed as ‘First Lady’

On May 10, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida. She was roundly booed by the...

In Wisconsin, ID Law Proved Insurmountable for Many Voters

MILWAUKEE (AP) — State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters...

Descendants of ‘Tuskegee Syphilis Study’ Emerging from Shadows

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Decades later, it's still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama...