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Since last August Darryl George has been separated from his classmates Houston: A Black teen who was punished at high school because of the way he wears his hair lost a court battle Thursday when a judge upheld the disciplinary action against him. Darryl George, 18, wears his hair in rope-like strands called locs, which […]

ANAHUAC, Texas — A Black high school student’s monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate a new state law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, a judge ruled on Thursday. Darryl George, 18, has not been in his regular Houston-area high school classes since Aug. 31 because […]

A Black high school student’s monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate a new state law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, a judge ruled on Thursday. Darryl George, 18, is a junior and has not been in his regular classes at his Houston-area high school since […]

U.S. District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court, was honored with a U.S. postal stamp in her image, unveiled on Wednesday as the 47th in the Black Heritage series. The unveiling came at the Black History Month celebration in Hempstead at the Joysetta & Julius Pearse African […]

Judge, attorney and television star Glenda Hatchett and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman visited Sarasota’s Church of the Redeemer last week to speak about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., remembering him as an advocate for change and a man of action. The talk—”Then and Now: The Life and […]

New Haven native Constance Baker Motley was the first Black woman to be appointed as a federal judge in the United States and argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Motley won nine of her ten U.S. Supreme Court cases. The tenth was later overturned in her favor. She is now being featured on […]

Getty Images NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New state House and Senate boundary lines drawn up by the Louisiana Legislature in 2022 dilute Black voting strength in violation of the U.S. Voting Rights Act, a federal judge in Baton Rouge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick’s ruling blocked the use of the House and Senate […]

New Haven native Constance Baker Motley was the first Black woman to be appointed as a federal judge in the United States and argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Motley won nine of her ten U.S. Supreme Court cases. The tenth was later overturned in her favor. She is now being featured on […]

New Haven native Constance Baker Motley was the first Black woman to be appointed as a federal judge in the United States and argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Motley won nine of her ten U.S. Supreme Court cases. The tenth was later overturned in her favor. She is now being featured on […]

Despite the dismissal of a case accusing US officials of complicity in ‘genocide’ in Gaza, advocates say ruling is a victory. A United States federal court has dismissed a case accusing President Joe Biden and other senior US officials of being complicit in Israel’s alleged genocide in Gaza. Still, the court’s decision (


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