More than 100 students gathered around a flag pole on Howard University’s main quad in Northwest less than an hour after news of Nelson Mandela's death broke on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 5.
Most emphasize Nelson Mandela's role as a kind and generous conciliator, comparing him to Gandhi, King and other larger-than-life figures of our times. But pacifist he was not.
In Washington, D.C., and far-flung corners of the world, admirers of human rights icon Nelson R. Mandela are recalling the life of South Africa’s first black president, who was also a freedom fighter branded a terrorist, a Nobel Laureate, political ...
Whether among the millions taking part in the Great Migration of interwar U.S., or those immigrating to England from Africa and the Caribbean post-World War II, black social mobility often hinged upon the power to present themselves as fashionably respectable.
Bloggers from China and Angola will share the "Integrity Prize" for taking on the corrupt elites in their respective countries despite great personal risk.
The impact of the American Civil Rights Movement on people of color around the globe cannot be overstated.
Don Rojas didn't know that when he accepted Maurice Bishop's offer to become his press secretary that he'd end up being an eyewitness to a coup, and an invasion of Grenada by the U.S. military.
London youth have an identity problem.
In a continued effort to bring a Diasporic glimpse of black culture to our readers, Washington Informer editor Shantella Sherman traveled to England to take part in the monthlong British celebration of Black History Month.
Participants in a recent Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference panel discussion on immigration, “Bridging the Gap: A Pan-African Approach to Immigration Reform,” said African-Americans and African and Caribbean immigrants must become more involved in shaping immigration policy reform.
The Republic of Congo celebrated the 53rd anniversary of its independence from France in August — a celebration that continued Monday, Sept. 30, when the country's ambassador to the U.S. held a colorful reception in Washington.
Media leaders, journalists and strategic thinkers from the United States, Africa and the African Diaspora gathered at the World Bank headquarters in D.C. to discuss the whether media coverage of Africa is fair and balanced, an issue of increased relevance ...
President Obama urged the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to pass a resolution on Syria that promises "consequences" if President Bashar Assad does not relinquish his chemical weapons.
President Barack Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night during prime time, explaining his rationale as to why the U.S. should punish Syria for a chemical weapon attack he blames on President Bashir Al-Assad.
Congress will hold a public hearing Tuesday about the U.S. military's role in Syria, as President Obama presses for intervention in the Mideast country's civil war after chemical weapons were allegedly used to kill hundreds of civilians.