On Nov. 8 and 9, in Louisiana, American artist Dread Scott and a group of supporters examined a significant milestone in our nation’s past with his latest collaborative project, Slave Rebellion Reenactment (SRR), which reimagined the largest rebellion of enslaved people in the history of the United States.
WASHINGTON – The Howard University Department of Accounting welcomes Adrian L. Mayse, Ph.D., as interim chair of the Department of Accounting, Howard’s Accounting Program was the first to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in Washington, DC and the metropolitan area and one of approximately 150 accredited accounting programs
NEW ORLEANS, LA – November 14, 2019 — New Orleans rapper Dee-1 sat down for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in a historic pre-election one-on-one interview. This interview was a first in Louisiana history for a hip hop artist to publicly interview the state’s governor. The 30-minute interview, was held at the Governor’s Mansion in
NAACP Hosted Tele-Town Hall Featuring Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Kamala Harris on Comcast Attack on Civil Rights
BALTIMORE (November 13, 2019)— The NAACP hosted a special tele-town hall with Senator Cory Booker and Senator Kamala Harris, along with Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, and Bradford M. Berry, NAACP General Counsel to call attention to the Comcast Supreme Court Case. The case that sits before the Supreme Court is an outright attack
By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher HOUSTON – Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed on November 20. Reed, who was convicted for the rape and murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas in 1998 has maintained his innocence since his arrest. Reed has been on death row for the past 21 years, but there is
By Claudette Sims HOUSTON – Earlier this year, a group of concerned Black community leaders in Houston hosted a press conference denouncing violence against children. The recent deaths of four more precious little souls have ignited a fierce and passionate backlash against crime and violence in our streets. African-Americans are only 13% of the U.S.
Sysco Corporation Enters Into Conciliation Agreements with U.S. Department of Labor to Resolve Discrimination Allegations
PHILADELPHIA, PA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Sysco Corp. has entered into conciliation agreements with the Department of Labor to resolve alleged gender discrimination at its Sysco Baltimore LLC, Sysco Eastern Maryland LLC, Sysco Central Pennsylvania LLC and Sysco Virginia LLC locations. OFCCP
Rev. Al Sharpton Confirms Meeting With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Address Urgent Civil Rights Concerns
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN), recently released the following statement following confirmation from Facebook that CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet with Sharpton and other civil rights leaders to discuss urgent voter suppression concerns on the social platform. “Last week, I sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, requesting a
For Your Consideration By Oscar Blayton Felicity Huffman says she just wanted to give her daughter “a fair shot” at getting into the college of her choice. That is the reason the Emmy Award-winning actress paid someone to cheat on her daughter’s college entrance exam. Huffman pled guilty in federal court to paying $15,000 to
Photo credit: nrdcactionfund.org By Oscar H. Blayton It’s déjà vu all over again. The defeat of the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016 was crushing, and many reasons have been given for why Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House went down in flames. Some people blame her failure to visit key states often enough. Others