The original March on Washington, a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, drew approximately 250,000 participants in 1963. Its influence paved the way for significant legislative milestones, including the passage of federal civil rights and voting rights laws in the 1960s. The erosion of voting rights, recent Supreme Court rulings that impact affirmative action and abortion rights, and the rise of hate and violence against marginalized communities, however, punctuate the current commemoration.
According to a news release from the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the travel advisory comes in direct response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools.”
AUSTIN — The Texas NAACP is urging African Americans and their allies to turn out en masse – big time – at its Legislative Advocacy Day on April 4 to […]
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, the Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a virtual Black/African American Community forum via Zoom. With an expected increase of […]
Interview by Keri Mitchell She grew up in Wheatley Place, where she still resides in her family’s home, and attended the Phyllis Wheatley School down the street before moving to […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Several women-led groups held a rally in front of the Supreme Court on Monday to bolster support for Judge Ketanji […]