Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President Obama on Voting Rights

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WASHINGTON – The Voting Rights Act is down, but not out and civil rights leaders joined President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. at the White House Monday to discuss renewed efforts in the fight against voter discrimination. In a statement released after the meeting, Al Sharpton, civil rights activist and president of […]

Tyler Perry, Sharpton Push Florida Missing Men Cases

NAPLES — Filmmaker Tyler Perry, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the president of the NAACP are pushing for more of an investigation in Florida into a decade-old case of two men who went missing after separate encounters with a sheriff’s deputy. A news conference in Naples was set for Thursday by the three men, including […]

Leaders Craft a ‘Black Agenda’ for President Obama

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WASHINGTON – After a four-hour meeting of some the best minds in civil rights, business, education and the media, dozens of Black leaders from across the nation outlined a “Black agenda” that would be presented to President Barack Obama and Congress early next year. The leadership group was assembled by Marc Morial, president and chief […]