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Preserving Our Democracy Starts with Saving our Environment [Op-Ed]

Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Derrick Johnson and Mustafa Santiago Ali say the communities that are pushed to the sidelines know the most about environmental justice.

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Civil Rights Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Uphold One of the Nation's Oldest Anti-Discrimination Statutes

The activists say that Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. is the most important civil rights case that the SCOTUS will hear this term.

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Descendants of Enslaved Visit Ghana to Memorialize Kidnapped Ancestors

Four hundred years after the forced arrival of 20 Africans in what would become the United States, hundreds of descendants traveled from Jamestown Virginia to the Jamestown district of Accra, Ghana.

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Racial Justice Groups, Unions and Others Cautiously Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling on Census Citizenship Question

“This is a win for democracy today, but it is temporary; the fight for a full and fair count is not over,” said one group, the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative.

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Why We Can't Afford to Leave Race Out of School Funding Conversations [Op-Ed]

On the 65th anniversary of the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility senior fellow Roseann Liu breaks down why it’s imperative to call out racism when advocating for fair school funding.

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NAACP Opposes Federal Judicial Nominee, Senate Confirms Her Anyway

The Senate confirmed U.S District Court contender Wendy Vitter’s nomination, despite what the NAACP calls her  “offensive” refusal to embrace the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

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'Black Panther' Earns Whopping 14 NAACP Image Award Noms

Several of your other favorite film and television projects also made the cut.

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Asking About Citizenship on Census

“We must continue to stay vigilant and not let this administration use yet another mechanism to devalue and stifle the voices of people of color.”

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Justice Groups Demand Top-Level Change at Facebook

A new letter, signed by dozens of groups including the Center for Media Justice and NAACP, calls for comprehensive reform and transparency in the wake of damning reports.

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Civil Rights, Criminal Justice Orgs Call Out AG Nom William Barr's Racism

President Donald Trump will nominate Barr to run the Department of Justice. His track record proves he will be bad for people of color.

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WATCH: Brett Kavanaugh's Live Senate Hearing

NAACP President Derrick Johnson: “His views on voting rights, affirmative action, equal employment, fair housing and criminal justice could shut the courthouse door on justice for a generation.”

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Racial Justice Groups Enjoy Tenuous Victory in Halting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction

The completed pipeline would expose Black communities along its path to dangerous levels of pollution, says the NAACP.

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Civil Rights Groups Blast Sessions for Praising Sheriffs as Part of 'Anglo-American Heritage'

Racial justice groups pan attorney general as “racist” and frame his comments within the historical context of law enforcement in Black communities.

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Ava DuVernay Tells Black Creators That 'This Is Our Time' at NAACP Image Awards

Standout moments from the 49th annual awards ceremony include DuVernay’s Entertainer of the Year award acceptance speech and a group of celebs celebrating Black women’s activism.

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Atlanta NAACP, Anti-Fascist Group Coordinate Protests for Donald Trump's Alabama-Georgia Game

The president plans to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta. Local activists intend to make their presence felt.

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REPORT: Oil Refineries Increase Health Risks for Millions of African Americans

A new report examines the dangers of gas and oil pollution in Black communities.

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NAACP Issues American Airlines Travel Advisory for Black Travelers

“The growing list of incidents suggesting racial bias reflects an unacceptable corporate culture and involves behavior that cannot be dismissed as normal or random.”

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Black Leaders Fight to Remove Arizona's Confederate Monuments

Part of the state was a Confederate territory with legalized slavery. Black community activists want to remove monuments commemorating that history.

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REPORT: Utility Shut-Offs Disproportionately Impact Black Americans and the Poor

“The cost of extreme poverty should not be a death sentence.”

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WATCH: Senator Cory Booker to Testify Against Jeff Sessions

It’s the first time a U.S. senator has gone on the record against a colleague during a confirmation hearing.