Detroit Probably Won’t Have A Black Member Of Congress For First Time In Decades

Detroit occupies a unique place in Black American history. The Michigan city was a critical stop on the Underground Railroad that took the enslaved to freedom. It was also the destination for generations of Black Southerners migrating North for greater opportunity, and the birthplace of the culture-defining sounds of Motown.That’s why some Black residents of Detroit, which remains nearly...

Civil Rights Groups: Electoral Count Act Reform is Necessary; Congress Must Also Address Racial Discrimination in Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Mattie Goldman, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Lacy Crawford, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Chris Ford, The Legal Defense Fund (LDF), Rotimi Adeoye, American Civil Liberties Union, Michelle Boykins, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, Mauda Moran, The Native American Rights Fund, Kevin Pallasch, Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund, Gwyn...

Nichelle Nichols completed her “Star Trek” mission so that I’d never know a world without Lt. Uhura

Let me be the first to say that I took Nichelle Nichols, and her groundbreaking role as Lt. Uhura on "Star Trek," for granted. Never did I lack appreciation for Nichols' historic significance or that of her role as the U.S.S. Enterprise's communications officer. Let's be clear about that. What I'm referring to is the realization that thanks to...