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Group Urges African-Americans Participation in Immigration Dialogue

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.

Congo Ambassador Lauds Country's Stability, Economic Growth

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.

Is Media Coverage of Africa Fair & Balanced?

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 ...

Obama: U.N. Must Enforce Syrian Chemical Weapon Ban

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.

Obama Makes Case to Skeptical Public for Military Action in Syria

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.

Obama Makes Case for Syria Involvement

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.

Obama: U.S. Shouldn't Boycott Russian Olympics

President Obama said Friday that the U.S. shouldn't boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia, though he admitted the recent tension between the two nations has put the frosty relationship on "pause."

Bahamians Celebrate Freedom, Economic Opportunity at Embassy

Investment opportunities in the Bahamas were highlighted during a reception at the country's Embassy in Northwest D.C.

Bahamas Turns 40

Ambassador Dr. Elliston Rahming and Consul-General Paulette Zonicle took to the dance floor early and often Friday night, leading their Bahamian friends, colleagues, counterparts and supporters of the island nation in celebration.

Helen Thomas Inspired Generation of Journalists

Legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas passed away peacefully on July 20 at her Washington D.C. apartment, while surrounded by family and friends. She was 92.

It’s a Boy for Will and Kate!

Kensington Palace announced late Monday that following a 10-hour labor, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy, who will be heir to the royal throne.

Mandela Steadily Improving on 95th Birthday

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, continues to improve while spending his 95th birthday on Thursday in a Pretoria hospital.

Mandela's 95th Birthday Celebrated

South Africa is celebrating the 95th birthday of its most beloved national figure, the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, whom so many still warmly refer to as their “Madiba,” or tribe leader.

Obama Ends Trip to Africa With Sense of Optimism

President Obama ended a three-nation trip through Africa on Tuesday with a push for partnership at a Tanzanian power plant, coming away with a sense of optimism about the continent's future.

Egyptian Military Overthrows President Morsi

The Egyptian military has overthrown President Mohammed Morsi and replaced him with the country's chief justice of constitutional court, the military's chief announced Wednesday, after Morsi defied an edict to meet the demands of millions of protesters to yield power.