Thousands of Oklahoma Black Native Americans Cheated Out of Heritage and Inheritance

Recently the newspapers across the nation ran headlines and stories about the Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court upholding  the rule of law by ruling that the 1866 Treaty signed after the Civil War  with the United States of America was still the good law.     ”The Cherokee Constitutional Amendment of March 3, 2007, by virtue of the provisions […]

Justice Department Study to Explore Police Bias

Source: Melanie Eversley/USA Today At the end of a summer that has included several controversial and sometimes fatal confrontations between police and unarmed black people, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that his office is spearheading a study of potential law enforcement bias in five to-be-named cities. The fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which …

Three Leagues, 92 Teams And Only One Black Principal Owner

Source: Mona Chalabi/FiveThirtyEight Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, has collated and published statistics on the demographics of most major sports leagues. In October, Lapchick published data on diversity in the NBA, the NFL and MLB in 2013. We’ve pulled the numbers to show how the diversity of the NBA’s ownership structure …

President Obama Announces Plan to Empower African-American Students

  While President Obama’s remarks about “AK-47s are for soldiers” made during his National Urban League speech earlier this week attracted most of the headlines, in my opinion the most substantial part of his speech was the announcement of an African-American Education Office to “help coordinate the efforts of communities and agencies to ensure that African-American youth are prepared for …