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Sean Bell’s killers acquitted

The police murdering Black people is not a phenomenon unique to New York. This is just a small drop in the bucket of police executions in Black communities around the nation and the world.

Eve Ensler’s spectacular celebrates New Orleans women

“I’ve been trying to free myself of Katrina’s grasp. ... With what I’ve gone through, I should be just stark raving mad by now, but I’m able to go on.”

Ruth Garland Dewson receives ‘Power of One’ award

“Ruth Dewson is a doer, a change maker, a one-woman show and a force of nature.”

Towards African-American unity and a Black united front

“Dr. King wants the same thing I want: freedom.” – Malcolm X

Statement on the Sean Bell verdict

Police officers seem to know that they can kill certain people with impunity.

Support and defend the MOVE 9!

A rally to mark the anniversary of the brutal 1985 bombing of the MOVE Organization will be held Saturday, May 10, 12-3 p.m., at 11th and Market in Philadelphia.

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant protections

If passed by the voters, Prop 98 would terminate rent control and other tenant protections and would place homeowners at risk by allowing unscrupulous property owners to challenge existing building codes and zoning laws.

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass: Our society will be judged on the way it cares...

People are scared about the future in a state that should be all about hope for the future. We represent California – the eighth largest economy on the planet.

Former Black Press executive named NAACP president

“He represents taking the NAACP to the next level ... And he represents great promise and potential, not just for the organization, but for young people.”

Too poor to parent?

In 2004, Black children were twice as likely to enter foster care as white children. Even among other groups of color, Black mothers are more likely to lose their children to the state than Hispanics or Asians.

32 Cali groups ask Federal Reserve to do more to prevent foreclosures

As the foreclosure crisis worsens, the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) is proposing rules to restrict abusive mortgage lending practices. While this is a good step, 32 California groups assert that not enough is being done to help working families and their neighborhoods, encouraging stronger rules to protect families from being sold loans they cannot afford.