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.

Securing the vote for all Americans

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 ...

"The sequester is stupidity on steroids"

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 ...

Clyburn to lead House drive to revise Voting Rights Act

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.

The Game of Change Comes to the White House

On March 15, 1963, the Ramblers played Mississippi State in a regional semifinal game known as the Game of Change.

Deen dropped by Smithfield

The Virgina-based company said it was dropping Deen as a spokeswoman.

First family is headed to Africa

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.

100 Black Men of America focus on health and wellness

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.

OK disaster assistance tops $7.6 million

State and federal disaster assistance now tops $7.6 million for Oklahoma homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the May 18-June 2 severe storms, flooding and tornadoes, according to the federal government.

Kaine weighs in on military sexual assault problem

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, this week joined fellow U.S. senators in pressing top military officials on what they call an "escalating crisis of sexual assault and unwanted sexual contact ...

50 years later, Medgar Evers is remembered

For Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain NAACP leader Medgar Evers, the memories of 1963 are still raw. Her family lived in terror behind the locked doors of their Jackson, Miss., home — a modest, three-bedroom, ranch-style house in one ...

Judge Wilkins nominated to 2nd highest court

President Barack Obama today nominated an African American judge to the second highest court in the United States. Among the three candidates for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was Judge Robert Leon Wilkins, ...

President declares disaster for Oklahoma

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and ...

What you need to know about Obama's early education plan

President Barack Obama has called on Congress to expand access to high-quality pre-school to every child in America. The president is proposing a new federal-state partnership to provide all low- and moderate-income four-year old children with high-quality preschool. His proposal ...