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Commentary: What Rodney King's Woes Say About Us
Rodney King's troubles were emblematic of a broken criminal-justice system....


Trayvon News Jumpstarts NAN Conference
The National Action Network’s Annual Conference begins with new developments in the Trayvon Martin ...


Gambia's Fatou Bensouda Takes Helm as ICC Prosecutor
Fatou Bensouda, a former justice minister hailing from the West African nation of Gambia, was sworn...


International Criminal Court Says Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Fit for Trial
The International Criminal Court ruled that the former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo is fit ...


Rep. Jesse Jackson Under Criminal Investigation
Federal authorities are investigating allegations that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. used campaign funds t...


Holder Says He Will Aggressively Fight Voter ID Laws
Attorney General Eric Holder said he will be “aggressive” in fighting voter ID laws that make it mo...


Holder Announces Project to Study Law Enforcement Bias Against Minorities
The $4.75 million project aims to reduce disproportionately high level of discrimination against yo...


Holder Vows to Defend Voting Rights Until His Last Day in Office
Attorney General Eric Holder remains steadfast in the fight to protect voting rights....


Today at the White House: April 17, 2012
The government announces a new crack down on illegal gas speculators and a revised drug control str...


NAACP Gives Congress Failing Grade
The NAACP’s Civil Rights Legislative Report Card released April 18 gave failing grades to 46 percen...


Leon Ford Jr., Shot by Police and Paralyzed, Won't Be Silenced
Rallies will be held internationally on Saturday, May 3 for Leon Ford Jr., who was shot and left pa...


Commentary: George Zimmerman's Cowardly “Knockout Game”
George Zimmerman won’t fight anyone, unless, of course, it's another defenseless girlfriend, spouse...


Commentary: Josh Brent’s Light Sentence Mocks Justice for All in America
Ex-Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman Josh Brent to serve a paltry 180 days for driving drunk and kill...


Jermaine Jones to Get the Boot From American Idol
Producers will send Jermaine Jones packing after discovering he withheld details of his criminal hi...


Respect My Vote: The Hip Hop Caucus Merges Community and Politics
Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. builds hip hop's voting power....


Depression Often Goes Undiagnosed Among African-Americans
Blacks are more likely to not be diagnosed with or treated for depression and other mental health i...


Truths About African-Americans, Diet and the Autism Link
Given the disproportionate obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure rates among Black women, a rec...


Eric Holder Grilled on Associated Press and IRS Controversies
Attorney General Eric Holder says he recused himself from AP probe and has called for an investigat...


Commentary: In Defense of George Zimmerman — and the Right to a Defense
In a truly fair criminal justice system, life-or-death decisions should not depend on whether you c...


Commentary: We Must End Poverty and Inequality in America
Rep. John Conyers says we must act to break the persistent link between poverty and the criminal ju...

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