A growing national alliance: African diaspora and immigrant rights groups

In April 2006, millions of people took to the streets nationwide to protest a bill that sought to criminalize undocumented immigrants and anyone who assisted them. But the numbers of African Americans and African immigrants who joined the protests were ...

Expert describes toll of family homelessness

Homelessness-related stress and trauma plays a role in poor maternal health and poor parenting, which then affects child development, said Carmela DeCandia, who is co-author of a recent report on family homelessness. Ninety-three percent of homeless mothers have a history ...

Treasurer calls on SEC to urge greater disclosure from oil and gas companies

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg today joined 61 institutional investors who control nearly $2 trillion in assets in signing a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, calling for increased disclosure by oil and gas companies of climate-driven ...

Racist posts on NY cop blog raise ire at time of tension

Week after week, racist posts appear on Thee Rant, a blog for current or former New York City police officers: African Americans are called “apes;” a retired officer says one of the blessings of retirement is not having to work ...

Tufts Health Plan creates collaborative to address challenges and encourage growth for small businesses

To encourage the growth of local small businesses, Tufts Health Plan has developed the Small Business Accelerator Forum, a collaborative where leaders from relevant industries can engage with small business owners on how to best leverage the opportunities and overcome ...

Study: Your health could depend on where you live

Even though the Affordable Care Act has helped millions of people get health insurance, quality health care is still out of reach for a large number of people of color, low-income families and those with language barriers. The high cost ...

Videos of police shootings seen shifting debate on police abuse

The video that emerged last week of a white police officer gunning down an unarmed African American man, Walter Scott, a 50-year-old father of four, is the latest in a horrific string of police killings caught on film. Within the ...

The History Makers builds digital collection of black oral histories

The History Makers, a Chicago-based nonprofit, has amassed recordings of more than 7,000 oral histories from African Americans in cities around the country. It is the largest African American story collection effort since the Works Progress Administration collected interviews with ...

More blacks are leading colleges

For nearly three decades, the number of women who serve as college presidents or chancellors has grown slowly, from 10 percent in 1986 to 26 percent in 2011, according to the American Council of Education, known as ACE. Its latest ...

A billboard to honor founder of Ku Klux Klan greeted marchers at Selma "Bloody Sunday" event

Those who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" were greeted with a billboard to honor the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Natasha Perez serves as chief of staff for Senate Pres.

Senate Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg has hired public relations expert Natasha Perez to serve as his chief of staff.

U.S. Sen. Warren to visit Alabama for 50th anniversary of civil rights marches

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren will visit Alabama this weekend for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and the marches from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights.

Fines remain rare even as health data breaches multiply

Federal health watchdogs say they are cracking down on organizations that don’t protect the privacy and security of patient records, but data suggests otherwise.

Sen. Warren focuses attention on plight of middle class

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is teaming up with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) to launch the Middle Class Prosperity Project, an initiative aimed at developing legislative strategies to improve the economic prospects of American workers.

The startup True Moringa was inspired by the African Tree, Moringa

True Moringa was inspired by the African tree, Moringa. Founders Kwami Williams and Emily Cunningham were introduced to what was known as the "miracle tree" during a trip to northern Ghana, in 2011. Putting their engineering and business acumen to ...