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Nation Oct 21NAACP names new leader for more active future
The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation's oldest civil rights organization back to prominence.
Education Sep 18White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties
President Donald Trump on Monday named a lawyer and former NFL player as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as the administration faces criticism from those institutions of promises unkept.
Politics Sep 14Trump repeats there were ‘bad dudes’ among those protesting white supremacists in Charlottesville
Trump's remarks came a day after the Senate's lone black Republican spoke with him about blaming "many sides" for the violence and death around a Confederate statue.
Nation Sep 13Scott asks Trump to be more careful on racial matters
The Senate's lone black Republican urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid inflammatory racial rhetoric such as his statement blaming "many sides" for the violence at a recent white nationalist protest in Virginia.
Nation Aug 30Schools wrestle with Confederate names, images and statues as students return to class
The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school officials a new reason to reconsider whether it's appropriate for more than 100 schools to be named after Confederate generals and…
Politics May 19NAACP president will step down in June
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation's oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires.
Nation May 181 in 6 newlywed spouses are of different race or ethnicity
Five decades ago, only 3 percent of the people in the country were intermarried — that is, had spouses of a different race or ethnicity. That was in 1967 when the Supreme Court ruled interracial and interethnic marriage was legal…
Politics Feb 08GOP lawmakers to meet with leaders of black colleges
President Donald Trump said during his campaign that he wanted to ensure funding for HBCUs, which have been pushing for more high-level attention from leaders in Washington, D.C.
Politics Nov 05Black clergy making last second push to get out the vote
In battleground states, black clergy are extending "Souls to the Polls" efforts to get black churchgoers to cast ballots early or on Election Day.
Nation Oct 12White Americans largely disapprove of national anthem protests, poll finds
White Americans by large numbers disapprove of athletes protesting during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," according to a new poll. Black Americans approve of the protests by even wider margins.