TV One and the National Urban League joined forces to host a televised town hall taping on May 8 that will air July 29, on "The State of Black America." Panelists who weighed in on health care and voting/civic engagement in the second of two discussions include (from left) Shermichael Singleton, political strategist; Linda Goler Blount, president/CEO, Black Women's Health Initiative; Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney; and Angela Yee, radio personality. (Roy Lewis/The Washington Informer)
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Is Technology the Key to Ending Disparities in U.S.?

The long list of troubling conditions and disparities still plaguing the majority of African-American communities may have improved within the last several decades due, in part, to the determination and leadership of and sacrifices made by Blacks and their allies during the civil rights movement, but disturbing, even life-threatening inequities disparities still exist for people of color in the U.S. [read more…]

Activist Eugene Puryear (right) leads protesters past Trump Hotel to the confederate statue of Albert Pike near Metropolitan Police Department headquarters after a prayer vigil at Lafayette Park in northwest D.C. on Aug. 13. (Roy Lewis/The Washington Informer)

Protesters Flood D.C. Streets, Angered by Trump’s ‘Silence’

On an idyllic summer afternoon in the District on Sunday, Aug. 13, thousands took to the streets in the shadows of the White House to voice their concerns after armed white supremacists in Charlottesville took prejudice and violence to new heights just one day earlier — resulting in dozens of injuries and even death in a daylong melee captured on video that confirms the tenuous state of race relations in today’s Donald Trump-led America. [read more…]