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by Frederick H. Lowe
Two subsidiaries of the Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. have agreed to pay a total of $3 million in back wages and interest to African-American job applicants and others who were rejected for entry-level positions.
Kenyan runners ran away with the 2012 Boston Marathon with men and women from the East African nation as the top three finishers in their divisions in Monday's 26.2 mile race.
The late Manning Marable on Monday was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer for History for his 2011 book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.
Jamaa Fanaka, whose 1979 film Penitentiary is credited with making the transition to black independent filmmaking from blaxploitation movies, has died.
Fanaka was 69, and he died of complications from diabetes in his Los Angeles home.
Black farmers who are eligible to receive compensation for past loan discrimination by the U.S.
African-American Groups Say Damage Is Already Done
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a Washington, D. C.-based organization that is behind the enactment of restrictive voter-identification laws, said it is changing its focus.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) reported that as of Oct. 1, 2011, 3,199 inmates were on death row, including 1,338 African Americans.
by Frederick H. Lowe
Calling the killing of Trayvon Martin a “wake-up call,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on Congress to pass ”The End Racial Profiling Act of 2010,” which died with the adjournment of 111th Congress on Dec.
April 19 through April 25
1775 ----- Black Minutemen fought with the Continental Army against the British Redcoats on this date in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. During the war, black soldiers served by the thousands. Some were slaves; some were free men.
Black Minutemen served in units that were mostly integrated. One exception was the first all-black military unit, the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, formed in 1778.