Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand ...

Open enrollment is in full swing

Open enrollment on the Federal Marketplace will run until February 15.

True or false: Will Congress eliminate EITC?

Rumors are running rampant that Congress is planning to eliminate the child tax credit among other entitlements.

President responds, lays out strategy to defeat ISIS

President Barack Obama wants to conduct "a systematic campaign of airstrikes" against ISIS and increase U.S. support to the forces fighting on the ground,

Eric Garner's Family And Friends Call For Justice At Funeral That 'Never Should Have Been'

Garner died last week after police officers in Staten Island tried to arrest him, and one officer used an illegal chokehold to bring him to the ground. He was 43.

Waters calls for investigation into freeway beating

Footage posted on YouTube shows the CHP officer straddling Marlene Pinnock, 51, and hitting her at least 11 times.

Possible legislative fix could protect women's health after Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined lead Senate sponsors Patty Murray and Mark Udall and 34 of their Senate colleagues to introduce a bill in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby.

54 kids to attend "State Dinner" at the White House

For the third consecutive year, the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" invited a parent or guardian to work with their child ages eight-12 to create a lunchtime recipe that is healthy, affordable, original, and delicious.

NAACP to host 105th Annual National Convention in Las Vegas

This year's NAACP Convention will be held July 19-23 in Las Vegas.

Benjamin Jealous joins the Center for American Progress

Benjamin Jealous will be joining CAP as a senior fellow.

HUD/Dubuque, Iowa settle discrimination case

The agreement is the result of a review HUD conducted in June 2011, which found that Dubuque imposed policies that discriminated against housing choice voucher applicants based on their race. Specifically, the review found that, in response to racial tensions ...

SOTU promises 'year of action'; but did speech say enough?

Finally. That was the general sentiment expressed by Black economic activists in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union (SOU) speech this week – a speech that surpassed previous SOUs in dealing with economic woes that disparately affect ...

Greening the Hood: Is clean energy reaching poor communities?

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 ...

NAACP testifies at Senate Committee hearing on “Stand Your Ground” laws

“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 ...

Single mom: Son born out of wedlock snubbed by church

"I told them I was not married and that's where everything just broke loose."