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  (Black PR Wire) Hank Aaron, who endured racist death threats while chasing down and breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record, and still considered by many to be baseball’s legitimate long ball king, died Friday. He was 86. “Hammerin’ Hank” eclipsed Ruth’s longstanding mark with his 715th career home run on April 8, 1974, […]

TEMPLE HILLS, Md., June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Capital Baptist Convention (N.C.B.C.), led by Reverend Charles McNeill, Jr., is taking immediate action to assess, test, track, treat, and potentially contain individuals compromised by the pandemic. A private, diverse, conglomerate of both small and large businesses are partnering to tackle the impact of COVID-19 […]

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Just days before the nation commemorates the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., officials in Jefferson County announced plans to preserve and share a little known, yet significant piece of civil rights history sitting silently at the courthouse in downtown Birmingham. Jefferson County President Pro-Tem Lashunda Scales recently […]

The Social Justice Ministry of Baptist General Convention of Virginia honors the life and legacy of our departed sister, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Louise Franklin. Throughout her career she always acknowledged that everything she had was from God. Further, she was never ashamed of the Gospel and proclaimed it consistently in her recordings and […]

(Black PR Wire) BALTIMORE, MD – NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, has announced its 109th convention, beginning Saturday, July 14 through Wednesday, July 18 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E Market St. “This year’s convention happens at a watershed moment in our history where civil rights we once considered permanent, are under attack like never […]

Civil rights leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss their concerns about the DOJ's direction.

Cartoonist Glenn McCoy who caught heat Tuesday for depicting U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as Ruby Bridges -- the African-American girl in Norman Rockwell's southern school desegregation painting "The Problem We All Live With" -- explained his controversial decision Wednesday.

A civil rights committee and two law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking more voting rights for Black residents, who attorneys said are "prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs" in rural areas.

Civil rights activists fear the outcome of a DOJ probe into Freddie Gray’s case under the Trump administration.

He says Rep. Lewis should “spend more time on fixing and helping his district.”

President Barack Obama formally established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and the Reconstruction Era National Monument Thursday.

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the suburb of Eastpointe, Michigan alleging that the city has kept Black residents from having an equal opportunity to elect city council members of their choice.