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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Say 1st Amendment 'Goes Too Far': Poll

The Newseum Institute, in partnership with USA Today, released Friday the results of its annual State of the First Amendment survey, which shows 19 percent of Americans think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees — ...

Black Church Burnings Escalate in South

A black church in South Carolina burned down nearly 20 years ago by the Ku Klux Klan became one of seven black churches that have burned in the past 10 days in six southern states.

Obama to Address NAACP's Annual Convention

President Obama will address the 106th NAACP convention in Philadelphia on July 14, event organizers announced Wednesday.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

After much anticipation and following years of public and private debate, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges on Friday, June 26, that the right to marriage is "fundamental."

Services Held for Two Victims of Charleston Shooting

Funeral services for two victims of the shooting massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, were held at the church nearly two weeks after the deadly rampage.

Nearly 400 Killed by Cops in 2015

Police nationwide have reportedly killed 385 people during the first five months of this year — more than two a day.

Woman Scales Flagpole, Takes Down Confederate Flag at S.C. Statehouse

A day after the funeral for victims of a racially-charged shooting massacre in South Carolina, an activist scaled a flagpole outside the statehouse Saturday morning and took down the Confederate battle flag.

Obama: Charleston Victims Found 'Amazing Grace'

President Barack Obama delivered Friday the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney — one of the nine victims in last week's church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina — describing him as a "man of God who lived by faith."

Supreme Court: Same-Sex Marriage is Legal Nationwide

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the nation.

Farrakhan Crystallizes Mission of March

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, in D.C. to divulge plans for this fall's 20th anniversary celebration of the Million Man March, said blacks in the U.S. have no choice but to unify for justice amid the slate of murders ...

Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Plan

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Obamacare's insurance subsidies can go to residents of any state, delivering a major victory for the Obama administration.

NNPA Celebrates 75th Year

The 205 owners of America's black newspapers — members of an elite group now known as the National Newspaper Publishers Association — celebrated the organization's 75th anniversary in Detroit last week.

S.C. Church Massacre Sparks Debate on Race

President Barack Obama joined the chorus of prominent African-Americans and others who have agonized over the senseless murders of nine innocent bible students and their pastor at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Loretta Lynch's AG Installation Overshadowed by Charleston Tragedy

On same day that Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States with a Bible that belonged to Frederick Douglass, nine church members were shot to death as they studied the Bible at Emanuel ...

Obama Lauds NNPA on Anniversary; Black Press Wants More

President Obama, who recently has been taken to task for continuously refusing interview requests from journalists for black-owned publications, addressed the National Newspapers Publishers Association's annual conference last week via video — but the black press says that's not enough.

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