Saturday, October 29, 2005

Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks Dies

"Rosa Parks, the black seamstress whose refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus to a white man sparked a revolution in American race relations, died on Monday. The U.S. civil rights pioneer was 92."- Full Story

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Seattle's Use of Race in School Admissions Upheld

"A federal appeals court Thursday upheld the Seattle school district's use of race as a tie-breaking factor in high-school admissions."- Full Story

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Civil Rights Groups Challenge Photo ID Law

'Voter and civil rights organizations filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging Georgia's new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.' - Full Story

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Bush Denies Race Affected Katrina Response

'Bush denied that poor, black victims of Hurricane Katrina were ignored because of their race.'- Full Story

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Kanye West: "Bush Doesn't Care About Black People"

"On Friday night, Grammy-award winning hip-hop superstar Kanye West delivered a blistering critique of President Bush and the administration's response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. 'I hate the way they portray us in the media,' West said. 'If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food.' " - Full Story

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Black Lawmakers Angry Over Hurricane Katrina Relief Response

"Black members of Congress expressed anger Friday at what they said was a slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina."- Full Story

Saturday, August 27, 2005

N.Y. Times Draws Blacks' Scorn Over New Florida Paper

"There has been a public outcry, and the managing editor was fired only 24 hours before the presses began an inaugural run. Nevertheless, the New York Times has a new presence in Florida today, the Gainesville Guardian, a weekly paper targeted to about 15,000 local black residents."- Full Story