African American News & Issues

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Testifies EXACTLY what Kavanaugh Confirmation means for Black America

AFRIAN AMERICAN NEWS & ISSUES— Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record on criminal justice is “entirely unsatisfactory for a country persistently struggling to hold law enforcement accountable for mass incarceration and police brutality.” […read more]

National

5 Takeaways from Affirmative-Action Ruling

[Politico] The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Michigan’s affirmative-action ban was far from a shock, but it generated considerable strife on the high court, producing five different opinions in which the justices traded charges and countercharges on the polarizing issues at stake. Tuesday’s splintered, 6-2, ruling Read More

National

Appeals Court Rehears Texas Race-Admissions Case

CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court asked lawyers for the University of Texas on Wednesday to explain how they would decide when affirmative action for minority students is no longer necessary as it considered a lawsuit seeking to eliminate Read More

Op-Ed

Beyond the Rhetoric: A Good Week at the Supreme Court

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist The latest session of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) had the interest of Black Americans like never before.  On the line were two key components that brought African Americans into full citizenship: affirmative action and the 1965 Voting Rights Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Affirmative Action Polls Show Deep Racial Gulf

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In the months leading up to this week’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, a public opinion poll by ABC News and the Washington Post showed that 76 percent of Americans oppose affirmative action in college admissions. However, a poll conducted Read More

National

Eliminating Affirmative Action Would Hurt Black Enrollment

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whenever states have eliminated affirmative action in the past, a decline in Black college enrollment has followed that decision, a study by The Civil Rights Project at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) shows. Rather than Read More

National

Affirmative Action Ruling a Relief to Many

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Civil rights leaders greeted the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin with lukewarm optimism. “It is not a victory, but it is not a defeat either. It’s in that gray Read More

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Op-Ed

Supreme Court Determined to Kill Affirmative Action

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   A decade after carefully ruling in two University of Michigan cases – striking down the undergraduate admissions procedures and upholding those implemented by the law school – the U.S. Supreme Court seems on course to strike down even Read More