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May 19, 2017

Cuban Pastor and Wife Sentenced to Jail for Homeschooling Their Children; Advocates Demand for Them to Be Granted Asylum In U.S.

A Cuban evangelical pastor was sentenced to prison because he removed his kids from the state-run communist schools to homeschool them. Homeschooling advocates are calling upon the Trump administration to grant them asylum in the United States. A crowd of... Continue Reading →

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Is the NAACP In Need of Overhaul?

The NAACP, America's oldest civil rights group, is replacing its president, Cornell William Brooks, and planning a "transformational retooling," according to the group's board of directors.  Brooks, who has been the president of the NAACP for three years, will not... Continue Reading →

Fox News Fires “The Five” Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Remark To African-American Employee

Fox News announced on Friday it has terminated Bob Beckel, co-host of “The Five.” The network released this statement to Variety: “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee.” A black IT worker who... Continue Reading →

Comey Agrees To Testify In Open Hearing Before Senate Committee

The Senate Intelligence Committee said ousted FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in an open session. The committee said in a late Friday statement that it plans to schedule the hearing for after Memorial Day. The Senate Intelligence... Continue Reading →

NAACP Removes Its President After Just 3 Years to Search for Better Ways to Combat Trump

The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People plans on Friday to announce the removal of its president in an attempt to reset its leadership to better confront civil rights priorities in the Trump administration. The move by the... Continue Reading →

When It Comes to Marriage, It Doesn’t Matter Whether You’re Black or White

Intermarriage is on the rise, a report released Thursday shows.    In 2015, one in six newlyweds had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity – that’s more than five times the number of intermarried couples in 1967, according... Continue Reading →

Virginia Officer Fired for Racial Bias After Stopping Chief’s Brother; New Chief Rehires Him

A black man turns from a police officer and puts a cigarette in his pocket. The officer stops him, handcuffs him, questions him about illegal drugs and outstanding warrants.  It’s the kind of interaction that happens every day. But in... Continue Reading →

WATCH: After Acquittal, Black Leaders Tell Tulsa to Act on Pledges of Racial Harmony

A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black man last year will be allowed to return to the force — although she won't be allowed on patrol, Tulsa's police chief said Friday.  Police Chief Chuck... Continue Reading →

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Celebrate 5 Years of Marriage and He’s Making Good On One Wedding Promise

Happy anniversary to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan!  On Friday, the Facebook CEO and his wife ― a philanthropist and pediatrician ― celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a sweet Facebook post (naturally!) that also told the... Continue Reading →

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