Cedric Richmond
Politics

CBC Chairman Talks HBCUs, Impeachment and #RootOutRacism

During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. [read more…]

Marc Morial
Black Experience

Blacks Show Slight Gains in 2017 State of Black America Report

In their annual State of Black America report, called “Protect Our Progress,” the National Urban League suggested that the nation should invest in a “Main Street Marshall Plan” that would solidify gains made by black Americans during the Obama administration. [read more…]

Cecilia Marshall (second from left), Justice Thurgood Marshall (right) and their two sons (Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage)
Black History

Thurgood Marshall’s Widow Talks of Husband’s Legacy

Cecilia Marshall never imagined that the battle for equal rights in schools and elsewhere would still be as vital today as it was six decades ago when her husband, United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, fought to end legal segregation as a civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. [read more…]