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AME Church Leaders Cite Black Economic Empowerment as 2015 Goal

  By Hazel Trice-Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) — When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and other protestors had won passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Given these victories, his agenda had turned toward the next major issue —economic empowerment for black people. On April 3, 1968, planning a march on[Read More…]

Infrastructure Needs, New Technology at Top of Agenda for Transportation Secretary Foxx

 The head of the DOT seeks a national focus on transportation systems By Burney Simpson WASHINGTON—The nation’s transportation infrastructure needs to be expanded in regions where the population is growing and repaired where it is wearing out, but intransigence on Capitol Hill makes it difficult to move forward on such huge projects, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Monday[Read More…]

Two Americans Arrested for Failed Attempt to Overthrow Gambia’s Government

By Frederick H. Lowe The U. S. Attorney General’s Office has charged two men with allegedly attempting to overthrow the government of Gambia, a country in West Africa, which has an abysmal human rights record. Cherno Njie, 57, a U.S. citizen of Gambian descent, and Papa Faal, 46, who holds dual citizenships in the U.S. and Gambia, have been charged[Read More…]

President Obama Calls for Reform of the Criminal Justice System

      President Barack Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system during his State of the Union address, acknowledging that both crime and incarceration rates have been steadily decreasing. President Obama’s comments set him apart from one of his Democratic predecessor in the White House. “At a time when the crime and incarceration rates are coming down[Read More…]

NAACP President to Visit Colorado Springs in the Wake of Recent Bombing

Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, has scheduled a three-day visit to Colorado Springs, Colo., following the bombing of an NAACP office there. Brooks and members of the NAACP national office, which is based in Baltimore, will visit Colorado Springs on Jan. 23, 24 and 25th, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization announced Monday in an email[Read More…]

Ernest Cole: the Black Photographer who told the story of Apartheid’s inhumanity

  By Rosemary Eng Ernest Cole had an artistic eye for the heartbreak of inhumanity. One of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, Cole was also one of South Africa’s most famous black photographers for his deeply emotional and compassionate documentation of life under apartheid. The 125 gelatin silver prints of his work that were displayed until December 6 at New[Read More…]

Ernest Cole Grey Art Gallery

Ernest Cole: the Black Photographer who told the story of Apartheid’s inhumanity

Ernest Cole had an artistic eye for the heartbreak of inhumanity. One of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, Cole was also one of South Africa’s most famous black photographers for his deeply emotional and compassionate documentation of life under apartheid. The 125 gelatin silver prints of his work that were displayed until December 6 at New York University’s Grey Art[Read More…]

Helping Ernest Cole’s Spirit to Find Peace

Helping Ernest Cole’s Spirit to Find Peace The tragedy of how Ernest Cole died in New York, a relatively young, ill, poverty-stricken man, deepens the sadness of his gripping images of South African Apartheid. At the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, performing artist, scholar and community organizer Refilwe Nkomo may have helped Ernest Cole’s soul to reach a[Read More…]

Black Men’s Jobless Rate Drops but Remains High

By Frederick H. Lowe The unemployment rate for African-American men 20 years old and older dropped slightly in December compared to November, but the jobless rate for black men still remains twice as high as that of other major worker groups, which includes whites, Hispanics and Asians. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that last month’s unemployment[Read More…]

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