AKA Sorority Denounces Abductions of Nigerian Girls

The Chicago-based Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority joined Tuesday a worldwide denouncement of the mass abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by a terrorist group.

TransAfrica President Lee Resigns

TransAfrica President Nicole Lee announced Thursday she will step down after eight years in the position.

Mitchell Participates in Meetings in D.C.

Fred Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, spent a hectic two days in Washington, D.C, this week participating in meetings at the U.S. State Department and with Members of Congress who serve on committees with oversight on matters ...

Facing the Wind: Protecting the Environment through Education and Action

Recent climate changes cannot be explained by natural causes alone.

Facing the Wind: Common Greenhouse Gases

Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change.

African Women in a Changing World

More and more, African leaders are recognizing and acknowledging the challenges women face, and are using the powers of their office and partnering with civil society and other organizations to begin to reverse the varied trials women face.

Obama: 'There Will Be Costs' for Russian Intervention in Ukraine

President Barack Obama, during a brief statement Friday at the White House on the unrest in Ukraine, called for neighboring Russia to pull back military forces in the region, promising that "there will be costs" for any military intervention.

National/International: 2013 in Review

In 2013, the majority of stories focused on President Barack Obama and Tea Party leaders’ inability to reach a budget agreement.

Mandela Lauded at National Cathedral

Those touched and influenced by Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela but unable to travel to South Africa for his state funeral had the opportunity to say goodbye here in Washington, D.C.

Mandela's Legacy Looms Large

Since South African human rights icon Nelson R. Mandela died, a steady stream of people of all shades and ethnicities have been making pilgrimages to the South African embassy on Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest D.C. to pay homage.

Area College Students Honor Mandela

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.

Nelson Mandela, Freedom Fighter: Not Just a Nice Guy

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.

Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Dies

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 ...

The Return of London's Black Male Fashion Setters

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.

AFRICA BRIEFS: Anti-Corruption Group Taps Angolan Blogger for Prize

Bloggers from China and Angola will share the "Integrity Prize" for taking on the corrupt elites in their respective countries despite great personal risk.