94-Year Old Rosanell Eaton Speaks at NC's America's Journey for Justice Rally (Photo: YouTube)
Black History

IN MEMORIAM: Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of Voting Rights, Dies at 97

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Ms. Rosanell Eaton was the 97-year-old matriarch in our four-year successful court fight against voter suppression, from 2013 to 2016,” Rev. Dr. William Barber, the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, and president of the North Carolina NAACP, said in a statement early Sunday. […read more]

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Op-Ed

The Justice Department After Holder

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. hasn’t left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder’s mold will succeed him. Holder recently submitted his resignation Read More

Politics

Holder Grows in the Job

  (The Washington Post) – Setting clear management guidelines may be the least glamorous part of being a Cabinet secretary, but by this measure, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has succeeded over the past year in communicating his law-enforcement priorities to the Justice Department. Read More

National

New Guidelines Address School Discipline Disparities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the 2011-2012 school year, Black students without disabilities were more than three times as likely to be expelled or suspended as their White counterparts, according to data from the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Read More

National

Justice Department Gets Smart on Crime

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a stunning turn in criminal justice policy, Attorney General Eric Holder announced steps the Justice Department will take to address over population in federal prisons by changing mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines and pushing non-violent drug Read More