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Obama Official Vanita Gupta Named Next Chief of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 16: Vanita Gupta is the head of the Civil Rights Division, at her office at the Department of Justice overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington DC on Monday, March 16, 2015. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The former top official at the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is taking over the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 67-year-old organization sometimes described as the lobbying arm of the civil rights movement. Continue reading “Obama Official Vanita Gupta Named Next Chief of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights”

Forest Whitaker to Help Create Angela Davis Biopic

Angela Davis’ upcoming biopic has added another producer. Continue reading “Forest Whitaker to Help Create Angela Davis Biopic”

12-Year-Old South Carolina Girl Is Missing After Being Last Seen Walking to Family Barn

Authorities in South Carolina are searching for a 12-year-old girl who disappeared after going for a walk. Continue reading “12-Year-Old South Carolina Girl Is Missing After Being Last Seen Walking to Family Barn”

Pantene Celebrates Black Hair in New Campaign

Pantene is celebrating black hair in a new social media campaign that lets women with natural hair know that #StrongIsBeautiful. Continue reading “Pantene Celebrates Black Hair in New Campaign”

Joel L. Daniels on Biggie, Hip-Hop and the Makings of a Classic

Life After Death dropped posthumously on March 25th, 1997, two weeks and three days following the still-unsolved drive-by murder of Christopher Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls, Biggie, The Notorious B.I.G. or Frank White (the pseudonym acquired from the highly underrated of drug kingpin frank White in King of New York played by Christopher Walken). Continue reading “Joel L. Daniels on Biggie, Hip-Hop and the Makings of a Classic”

Detroit Entrepreneur Raphael Wright Seeks to Open Black-Owned Grocery Store

Although the city of Detroit is experiencing an electrifying period of urban revitalization, many residents believe that the city’s economic renaissance has yet to reach the neighborhoods outside of the downtown and midtown areas. Raphael Wright is looking to help change that. Continue reading “Detroit Entrepreneur Raphael Wright Seeks to Open Black-Owned Grocery Store”

Black Lawmakers Urge FBI and Justice Department to Help Find Missing D.C. Girls

Young girl holding skateboard and preparing for a ride
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Congress members, activists and social media users have been critical of the lack of attention these missing juvenile cases have received.

Black legislators are urging the Department of Justice to help police find the children who have gone missing in Washington, D.C. Continue reading “Black Lawmakers Urge FBI and Justice Department to Help Find Missing D.C. Girls”

Julia Craven Is Providing Some Answers to the Question of Where Is D.C.’s Missing Teens

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Last week, The Huffington Post and other news outlets published stories about the number of missing black and Latino teenagers in the nation’s capital. In the time since, Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department has tried to address concerns about the rate of missing teens. Continue reading “Julia Craven Is Providing Some Answers to the Question of Where Is D.C.’s Missing Teens”

Catholic Church Could Make New Orleans Woman the First African-American Saint

It was 2011, and Archbishop Gregory Aymond was seeking a sacred antidote to the violence, murder and racism infesting his hometown. He turned to a venerable figure in New Orleans history, but one only vaguely known to even the most ardent Roman Catholics, and composed a prayer that is now recited at every local Mass. It ends with the plea: “Mother Henriette Delille, pray for us that we may be a holy family.” Continue reading “Catholic Church Could Make New Orleans Woman the First African-American Saint”

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