Elijah Cummings, Prominent Figure in the Civil Rights Movement and Powerful Democratic Congressman, Dead at 68

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said. He was 68. Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which... Continue Reading →

University of Connecticut Police Investigating White Students’ Reported Use of Racial Slurs Against Black Students

University of Connecticut police are investigating a report that a group of white students used racial slurs in a parking lot as they walked past the open windows of black students’ apartments. A student who took video of the incident at UConn’s Charter Oak Apartments told WTNH-TV that he was shocked and called on school officials to... Continue Reading →

White Fort Worth Officer who Fatally Shot ‘Smart, Kind’ Black Woman in Her Own Home Has Resigned, May Face Charges, Police Say

The white Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman, in her home has resigned and could face criminal charges, police said Monday. The officer’s resignation and the outcome of multiple investigations into his actions are likely to serve as a stress test of relations between law enforcement and the... Continue Reading →

National Black MBA Association Announces 42nd Annual Conference and Exposition

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 14, 2019-- The National Black MBA Association® is excited to announce Washington, DC as the home for their 42nd Annual Conference and Exposition, taking place September 22-26, 2020. The organization will also celebrate a major milestone as it commemorates its 50 th anniversary year. The NBMBAA® just concluded another successful conference in Houston,... Continue Reading →

Civil Rights Activist and #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke to Receive Harvard Kennedy School’s Gleitsman Award

Tarana Burke, civil rights activist and founder of the global ‘me too.’ movement for survivors of sexual assault, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman Award. The annual award honors Burke for her leadership of the global fight for survivor justice and her decades-long campaign to... Continue Reading →

‘Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools’ to Screen at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on International Day of the Girl

On October 11 from 4 to 8 pm in New York City, “Black Girl Takeover Weekend” kicks off with a screening of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The screening is a part of: a summit for girls and their advocates – a special program for girls and educators... Continue Reading →

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