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Rutgers University professor says school could do more for Black New Jerseyans

Rutgers University is the largest institution of higher education in New Jersey with a student population of nearly 70,000 statewide.

‘Essex Five’ takes center stage at Black History Month event

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s 16th annual African-American History Month Celebration last Friday, Feb. 15.

Black student arrested after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

A dispute over a Black 6th grader refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at a Florida middle school is causing fierce reaction.

Trump’s so-called emergency challenged by lawsuits

Sixteen states, including New York, have joined a lawsuit filed by Xavier Becerra, attorney general of California, challenging the Trump administration’s move to acquire funds from government agencies to build a wall along the Mexican border.

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett turns himself in, faces felony charge for alleged hate crime hoax

More than three weeks after he alleged that he was the victim of a hate crime, actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false report about it, Chicago police said Thursday morning.

Neighborhood Defender Service establishing office in Wayne County

he Wayne County Procurement Division announced that it has recommended the Neighborhood Defender Service (NDS) for tentative award of the contract to establish a public defender office in Wayne County.

Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury

A police official says “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now considered a suspect “for filing a false police report” and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury.

Black student arrested after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

A dispute over a Black 6th grader refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance at a Florida middle school is causing fierce reaction.

NAACP celebrates 110th anniversary of freedom fighting

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois

Our Black women and girls have gone missing but few seem to care

Recently, the nonprofit Black & Missing Foundation compiled statistics from the FBI which noted that in 2016 alone, 242,295 individuals of color were reported missing in the United States.

New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack: police sources

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.

Most and least ethnically diverse U.S. cities identified

With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities.

Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Jussie Smollett attack

Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.

Escape from New York: Amazon kills deal for new HQ

Earlier this week, Amazon threatened to take their ball and go home if elected officials and activists didn’t play by their rules.

Social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts and jazz legend Wayne Shorter to receive honorary degrees from Rutgers

The Rutgers University Board of Governors announced that social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will receive honorary degrees at the Rutgers-Newark Commencement ceremony.

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