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Newly Restored 13th Amendment Signed by Abraham Lincoln to be Unveiled
One of at last 14 duplicate copies of the 13th amendment signed by President Abraham Lincoln, aboli...


The Fight for Affirmative Action in California Continues
Supporters of vetoed bill back lawsuit to overturn state’s ban on affirmative action....


Republicans Press Attacks on Obama Agenda
The party has already advanced five bills that Obama strongly opposes....


Commentary: New Film Highlights the Real End of Slavery
"Slavery by Another Name" explains how the Emancipation Proclamation was hardly the end of Black bo...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 31, 1919
Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues,...


NYC Mayor Says Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Was a "Dangerous Decision"
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling Monday's stop-and-frisk ruling a "dangerous decisi...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 16, 1865
Before the 13th amendment deemed slavery unconstitutional, freed Blacks living near the coasts of S...


Chris Brown Fined for "Scary" Artwork
Neighbor says art on the outside of his house is frightening children....


Senate Republicans Unveil Jobs Plan
Senate Republicans introduce a jobs plan that they say would create five million jobs....


The Week in Notable Quotes
President Obama, lawmakers, a former president and a Supreme Court justice weigh in on various issu...


Florida Apologizes for Slavery | News | BET.com
March 28, 2008 – Florida is the latest state to express shame for the brutality it inflicted on Bla...


New Law Labels Interns 'Highly Qualified Teachers'
SAN FRANCISCO – Civil rights advocates are blasting new federal legislation that allows states to c...


Dodd-Frank Ready for Congressional Close-Up
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers this week will test their strategy of stifling th...


Ra Diggs Given 12 Life Sentences, Plus 105 Years
Brooklyn rapper put away for drug trafficking, racketeering, and triple murder charges....


Son of Ex-Slave Who Fought in Union Army Dies at Age 97
Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his...


Happy Birthday, Jackie Robinson!
Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues,...


Obama Says He's "Determined as Ever" for Gun Bill
President Obama travels to Connecticut to continue push for Congress to vote on and pass gun contro...


GOP senators in final drive to stall health bill
GOP senators in final drive to stall health bill...


Asian Group Files Civil Rights Suit Over Philly Violence
Asian group files civil rights suit over Philly violence....


Commentary: What the Texas Abortion Bill Means to Black Women
What the Texas abortion bill means to Black women....

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