Moving Forward

Urban League Texas Delegation to Hold "Urban League Fights for You Rally" On Opening Day of National Urban League Conference

With new political challenges rapidly emerging in Texas, coordinated action among the state’s civil rights advocacy groups is essential. That’s why the Urban League Texas Delegation will hold an “Urban League Fights for You Rally” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July ...
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Race Was a Factor In Black Professor’s Failed Hiring, Texas A&M Department Head Says

A Texas A&M University department head involved in the failed efforts to recruit a Black journalism professor said Friday that then-President M. Katherine Banks interfered in the hiring process and that race was a factor in university officials’ decision to ...
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How ‘Roots’ made television history and changed American culture

When the miniseries “Roots” debuted on ABC in January 1977, it created a powerful moment in American culture that remains significant today.
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Biden to establish national monument honoring Emmett Till next week

President Joe Biden plans to name a new national monument next week after Emmett Till, a White House official told CNN, honoring the Black teenager whose murder in 1955 helped galvanize the civil rights movement.
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Black deaf students who attended 1950s segregated school will finally get their high school diplomas

At least 24 Black deaf students who attended a segregated school on the grounds of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, in the early 1950s never received their high school diplomas.
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Texas A&M President Katherine Banks resigns amid fallout from failed hiring of journalism professor

“The recent challenges regarding Dr. McElroy have made it clear to me that I must retire immediately,” Banks wrote in her resignation letter. “The negative press is a distraction from the wonderful work being done here.”
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Rev. Frederick Haynes III Is the Future of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Reverend Jesse Jackson named Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III as the new President and CEO of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. The transfer of leadership took place during the organization's national convention.
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11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by responding police officer after calling 911 is released from the hospital

An 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by a police officer after he called 911 for help is recovering after being released from the hospital, according to his family.
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Barrier-Breaking Activist and Entertainer Harry Belafonte Dies at 96

Harry Belafonte, the dashing singer, actor and activist who became an indispensable supporter of the civil rights movement, has died, his publicist Ken Sunshine told CNN.
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Ruth E. Carter: Shining the Light on Superheroes

Imagination would have us believe that superheroes are fictional characters in capes, masks, and elaborate costumes with superhuman powers that either come to destroy or save life.
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2nd Annual "STRONGER THAN" Event Celebrates Women Storytellers

The 400 Years of African American History Commission (400YAAHC), a 15-member federally appointed commission established to coordinate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies on August 20, 1619, announced today a free, ...
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First Black woman to serve as USDA's No. 2 set to leave department

Jewel Bronaugh, the No. 2 person at the US Department of Agriculture and the first Black woman in the position, will leave the department on Tuesday after a two-year tenure in which she led agency efforts to diversify its workforce ...
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The Time is Now for Increasing Diversity in American Media Ownership

Several months ago, I co-wrote an op-ed with my long-term friend and national media colleague, Jim Winston. Our commentary emphasized why "Diversifying American Media Ownership Must Become a National Priority."
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Legendary Songstress Anita Baker Announces 2023 Tour Dates

THE LIMITED RUN BRINGS BAKER ON A FULL TOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995 Tickets On Sale Starting Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10 AM Local Time on LiveNation.com
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Wells Fargo’s first Black American Board Foundation Member Shares His Perspective on the Post and Discusses Career Journey

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “There is a saying, do not talk about it, be about it,” said Otis Rolley, now the head of Philanthropy and Community Impact at the bank and president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. Rolley also counts as ...
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