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."

Mother of Navy Yard gunman: 'My heart is broken'

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.

Child poverty remains at record high levels

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.

NCBM fires executive director, Vanessa Williams

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.

Advocates applaud ruling declaring stop and frisk unconstitutional

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.

Vance-Cooks is first black and first woman to lead GPO

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Davita Vance-Cooks as Public Printer.