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(L) American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and (R) Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación President Juan Díaz de la Torre

U.S., Mexican Teachers Union Leaders Meet in Houston to ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

Education union leaders from the 10 U.S. and Mexico border states met in Houston, Texas this week for the first in a series of bilateral conferences to work on ways to help children and their [...]
Dorsey Nunn, executive director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and co-founder of All of Us or None.

Coalition Calls on President Obama to Ban the Box

A coalition of groups delivered a national petition with 130,000 signatures this week to the White House, calling on President Obama to remove the conviction history check-box from federal agency/contractor job applications, an effort better [...]
President Barack Obama speaks to guests at The White House Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform. He is joined by moderator Bill Keller (left), Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project; Charlie Beck (right), Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; and John Walsh (far right), United States Attorney, District of Colorado. | Photo by Cheriss May, Howard University News Service

Obama Says Black Lives Matter Movement Is Legit

By Courtne Dixon, Howard University News Service   The Black Lives Matter movement, who many have embraced and others have claimed is anti-police, received an endorsement from the nation’s highest law enforcement officer, President Barack [...]

OP-ED: Separate and Impoverished

  Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are [...]

6 Black Churches in Saint Louis Area Have Burned in Last 10 Days

Ben Forstenzer, US Uncut   The major media networks have been eerily silent about the latest wave of racist violence.   In the last 10 days, six Black churches have been set on fire in [...]

Fernando Valenzeula Becomes Ambassador for Immigration Program

Courtesy of CBS-LA   Former Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela was appointed by President Obama to become a Presidential Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization, 34 years after “Fernandomania” swept across Los Angeles.
Pope Francis is escorted by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters upon arrival to the U.S. from Cuba on Sept. 22, 2015. Photo: Getty Images.

Pope Francis Visits Homeless in D.C.

Courtesy of NPR and news reports   Pope Francis, fresh from a historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress, had lunch with homeless and low-income people at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. on Sept. [...]
Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congressional Black Caucus Releases Report on Health Disparities

The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has released “The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in the U.S. that offers a blueprint [...]