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The NAACP LDF has launched a $40 million scholarship fund for aspiring civil rights attorneys dedicated to driving change in the South.

Good News

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is expanding its collection with pieces of work created by Black self-taught artists from the South.

The students at Spring Valley High School are on the road to getting criminal records in what Rashad Robinson, executive director of online civil rights group, calls the "perfect example of the school-to-prison pipeline."

An article in the New York Times today focuses on the belief that the South, once the region of civility, no longer holds that title. Also Read: Heidi Klum And Seal Don Monkey Outfits For Halloween Also Read: See Black History In Selma And Montgomery Alabama “Manners are one of many things that are central […]

Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed, every congressman from the Deep South was a white Democrat. Fast forward to today, where only one White Democrat, rep. John Barrow of Georgia, is currently in office. And as southern electoral districts are being redrawn, further polarizing voters along […]

NEW YORK — Nearly fifty years ago, Blacks retreated from the South to elude the implications of segregation. Ironically, today many Blacks, in New York especially, are migrating back to the South in search of economic refuge. About 17 percent of African-Americans who moved to the south in the past decade came from New York, […]

WASHINGTON — This week marks the start of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights Freedom Riders, who traveled by bus to confront segregation in the South. Two buses carrying 13 Freedom Riders embarked from Washington 50 years ago Wednesday in 1961. They traveled south through Richmond, Va., Greensboro, N.C., and eventually to Rock Hill, […]

WASHINGTON — African-Americans in the South are shunning city life for the suburbs at the highest levels in decades, rapidly integrating large metropolitan areas that were historically divided between inner-city blacks and suburban whites.

Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds Jr. says he expects a proposal to merger or close some universities to have no support in the 2011 legislative session.

Discouraged by the avalanche of foreclosures around them in Detroit, Mona Ramsey and her husband started looking at states where they would move.