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DNC Partners with NNPA to Reach Black Voters

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the nation's largest trade association of African-American-owned newspapers and media companies, announced that the Democratic National Committee has planned a national advertising campaign with the trade group to reach black voters.

March of Dimes Tags Stacey D. Stewart as President

The March of Dimes Foundation recently announced the selection of Stacey D. Stewart as its next president.

Penguins Victory Bookends Obama's Presidency

With chants of “Let’s go Pens” and a Pittsburgh Steelers towel waving in the air of the White House East Room, President Barack Obama recently honored the Pittsburgh Penguins for winning the 2016 Stanley Cup, professional ice hockey's ultimate prize.

Army Vets More Comfortable with Residential Integration: Study

Soldiers' experiences with racial integration in the military makes them more comfortable living in racially-integrated neighborhoods upon their return to civilian life, according to a new study by sociologists at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Connecticut.

Civil Rights Group Calls on Congress to Restore Voting Rights Act

The Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe recently announced it will be sending 500 observers to monitor the 2016 election.

Implicit Bias Training for Police Gaining Attention

Implicit bias training is designed to train officers in identifying their subconscious prejudices and bias regarding factors such as race and gender.

Alt-Right Trolls Devise Racist Codes on Social Media

Google's Artificial Intelligence program "Jigsaw Conversation" is attempting to confront the problem of hate speech on the Internet. But to counter a quest for civility, racist trolls have launched "Operation Google," the name for the raid against the artificial intelligence ...

Justice Dept. Earmarks $119M for Push to Hire Police Officers

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday $119 million in grant funding to help law enforcement agencies across the nation in hiring new officers.

AARP Presses Clinton, Trump on Future of Social Security

An official for the D.C.-based AARP said the 170 million people currently paying into the federal Social Security system are the "real losers" of this week's presidential debate.

Officers Involved in Freddie Gray's Death Honored at Black-Tie Gala

The officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest and subsequent death last April were honored at a black-tie affair in Washington, D.C., last week.

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Juror's Racial Bias

The Supreme Court will hear a case next month where justices will determine if racially charged comments during jury deliberations are grounds for breaking juror confidentiality.

Black Publishers Declare 'State of Emergency' in U.S.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association [NNPA], the nation’s largest trade association of African-American-owned newspapers and media companies, recently declared the existence of a police brutality state of emergency in the U.S. with respect to Black America.

Breaking the Cycle: Young Mother of 7 Turns Life Around at McDonald's

Meet Cameo Faust. At 36, she's a general manager at an Atlanta-area McDonald's. Her career at the restaurant chain started 12 years ago because, like so many grade-school dropouts, there weren't many other choices. But Faust's story is a little ...

Police Violence Against Blacks Escalating: Study

Police killed at least 102 unarmed African-Americans in 2015, about two each week — and the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting, according to data from a police watchdog group.

Laughter, Boos, Fill Debate Watch Party in D.C.

More than 100 patrons filled a room at Busboys and Poets in northwest D.C. to watch the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.