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July 30, 2010
Dr. Willie Herenton, brings race
into the Tennessee primary. ...
July 28, 2010
White, rich and suburban:
this is a common misconception
of the Shelby County schools ...
Tennessee Colored Troops Honored
December 09, 2010
As the nation marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Pennsylvania commemorated the history of the soldiers who participated in a story largely unknown to most. ...
HBCU Tennessee State President Steps Down
July 23, 2010
Hispanics Sue Tennessee For Civil Rights
June 28, 2010
Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Plot Against Blacks, Obama
March 30, 2010
U Of Tennessee Appoints First Black Dean
March 29, 2010
SECOND ANNUAL TENNESSEE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY CALENDAR TO BE UNVEILED
September 30, 2009
Tennessee Appeals Court Unanimously Upholds Rights Of Lesbian Mom
September 22, 2009
Filmmaker Spike Lee to Visit University of Tennessee Knoxville
September 09, 2009
Minority Residents are an Economic Powerhouse in Georgia and Tennessee
September 02, 2009
The Immigration Policy Center has compiled research which shows that immigrants, Latinos, and Asians are an integral part of Georgia's ...
26th ANNUAL NBPA CONFERENCE & JOB FAIR July 19-25 IN TENNESSEE
June 18, 2009
Girl Scouts Names 1st Hispanic Nat'l Leader
August 25, 2011
Anna Maria Chavez, a lawyer, has been named CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, making her the first Hispanic head of the organization. Chávez, who grew up in a small town in southern Arizona and rose to become deputy chief of staff to that state’s then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, is set to officially assume her new role at the Girl Scouts National Council Session/52nd Convention in November. ...
1 In 5 Children Suffer From Hunger
August 25, 2011
A new study released today by Feeding America, a hunger relief organization, reveals millions of children are struggling with hunger in every U.S. county, regardless of whether they live in homes below or above the poverty level. “Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity 2011,” found the percentage of hungry U.S. children range ...
Does The Tea Party Have A Problem With Immigrants?
August 22, 2011
American voters sympathetic to the Tea Party movement reflect four primary cultural and political beliefs more than other voters do: authoritarianism, libertarianism, fear of change, and negative attitudes toward immigrants and immigration, according to new research to be presented today at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. “Our findings show that the Tea Party movement ...
Civil Rights Museum Presents 20th Anniversary Freedom Awards
August 11, 2011
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Civil Rights Museum, the 2011 Freedom Awards will be given to select individuals for their contributions to civil and human rights, education, the arts, sports community, justice and for their dedication to creating opportunity for the disenfranchised. Honorees this year include Danny Glover, Cicely Tyson, Bill Russell, Alonzo Mourning, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, among others. The Freedom Awards is a global civil rights event, part of the mission ...
BLACK MEN SAFER IN PRISON?
July 22, 2011
According to a study, black men are half as likely to die in prison than if they are free. The authors of the study, set to be published in the Annals of Epidemiology, claim that easier access to healthcare, protection from drugs and alcohol, and the ability to avoid deadly Black-on-Black violence leads to a longer lifespan for those who are incarcerated. African-American males are the only group for which these facts hold true, according to the authors of the study. The authors of the research also claim that the study reflects a pattern that those from disadvantaged groups live longer in prison primarily because they are protected from violent injuries and murder that can happen on the outside. ...
Voting Right Restrictions Under Scrutiny
June 30, 2011
Sixteen U.S. senators sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday urging it to review new state voter ID laws and scrutinize their implementation to ensure that eligible voters are not disenfranchised. “The civil and human rights community welcomes the senators’ request ...
No Child Left Behind Law And Minority Kids
June 23, 2011
Nearly a decade after the No Child Left Behind law was enacted, studies have shown little progress in reducing the number of teachers of low-income students who are inexperienced or teaching classes outside their subject areas. The law, which was supposed to stop school districts from putting less qualified teachers in classrooms with low-income students, is best known to the public for requiring more standardized testing. According to studies, considerable progress has been made in reducing the number of uncertified teachers ...
Pharmaceutical Giant Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
June 08, 2011
The action resolves a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor in May 2010 alleging that the company discriminated against female sales specialists. ...
Gil Scott-Heron Laid To Rest
June 03, 2011
Scott-Heron, most well-known for his composition, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a Jamaican soccer player. ...
Study: Cost Of College Shows Low-Income Students Have Few Choices
June 02, 2011
s it stands, these financial-aid policy choices increasingly benefit affluent students instead of those with the greatest demonstrated need. ...
Hispanic Population Grew Four Times Faster Than Total U.S. Population
May 26, 2011
About three-quarters of Hispanics in the United States reported as Mexican, Puerto Rican or Cuban origin in the 2010 Census. Mexican origin was the largest group. ...
Communities Of Color, Poverty Bear Burden Of Air Pollution
May 26, 2011
“It’s well known that communities of color and low income communities bear the disproportionate share of the deaths and illnesses associated with pollution. ...
HBCUs Expand Online Degree Program
May 24, 2011
"Adding FAMU and Tennessee State as part of HBCUsOnline is very exciting because we are now partnering with three of the largest HBCUs in the nation." ...
National College Group Linked To White Supremacists
May 23, 2011
YWC says it will convene its first national conference June 17-19 in Washington, D.C., to strategize about expanding its campus presence. ...
Students Retrace Civil Rights Journey With Freedom Rider
May 18, 2011
Rip Patton will retrace that journey, this time joined by Stetson University undergraduate and law students and several nationally respected civil rights scholars. ...
Confederate License Plates A Court Issue
May 16, 2011
John Adams, who heads the Sons in Florida, won a court ruling in March that found the state Legislature was discriminating against the group by denying his application. ...
Planned Parenthood: KS Budget Amendment Undermining Women's Health
May 13, 2011
“It is outrageous that Gov. Brownback will sign a budget bill that will undermine women’s health and deny Planned Parenthood from providing preventive health care.” ...
Obama Choses Historic Memphis School As "Race To The Top" Winner
May 10, 2011
Booker T. Washington is the city’s oldest high school created for black students during segregation. ...
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