For Adama Mosley, a resident of the West Oakland neighborhood known as “Ghosttown,” having solar panels installed on her home was “a dream come true.” Mosely had long been concerned about pollution from freeways and nearby brownfields (contaminated former industrial ...
“The NAACP is staunchly opposed to “Stand Your Ground” laws,” said Hilary O. Shelton in his testimony. “They are applied in a racially biased manner, and the bottom line is, as we saw in Sanford, FL, that they make it ...
"I told them I was not married and that's where everything just broke loose."
The mother of the man apparently responsible for killing 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard said that her "heart is broken" in an apology released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Census Bureau data released today reveals that there were 46.5 million poor people in America in 2012, including 16.1 million children. The number is essentially unchanged from 2011.
The board of directors of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) voted this week to terminate the employment of its executive director, Vanessa Williams. In a letter, Williams was notified she was terminated effective immediately.
With her Monday ruling that New York City’s infamous “stop-and-frisk” policing tactic is unconstitutional, a federal judge may have forever changed how America’s largest police force treats people of color.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Davita Vance-Cooks as Public Printer.
President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez this week met with civil rights leaders, and state and local elected officials at the White House to discuss how to safeguard every eligible American’s right to ...
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) on July 23 chaired a Senate Budget Committee hearing on the impact of sequester spending cuts on national security and the U.S. economy. Warner, who describes sequestration as “stupidity on steroids,” sought to highlight ...
TEWire - House Democrats have tapped Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.), to lead their efforts to revise the Voting Rights Act, after the Supreme Court gutted the law’s Section 4.
On March 15, 1963, the Ramblers played Mississippi State in a regional semifinal game known as the Game of Change.
The Virgina-based company said it was dropping Deen as a spokeswoman.
First lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha, will join President Barack Obama’s upcoming official visit to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania on June 26 – July 2.
The 100 Black Men of America (100 BMOA) focused on the awareness and solutions for a number of health and wellness issues impacting African Americans at its 27th Annual Conference held June 5-9 in New Orleans.