In December 1964, Representatives of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party toured Northern cities seeking support for their campaign to block the seating of Mississippi’s pro-segregation Congressmen who had been elected through the disfranchisement of black voters. Continue Reading →
By Arva R. Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League
We are troubled with the news that a police officer will not be indicted for the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice. Once again a young black child’s life has been lost because some claim the boy may have posed a threat to the community. Continue Reading →
One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York will kick-off its 4th annual citywide Hunger Relief Initiative in partnership with 15 churches by donating funds and distributing meals at locations throughout the city, 9 of which will conduct food packing and distribution at staggered times all day on Saturday.
President and founder of Harlem-based National Action Network, Reverend Al Sharpton released the following statement on civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson. Continue Reading →