Push to Recruit Black, Latino Nurses

Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign and Macy's department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to ...

Michael Brown Laid to Rest

Almost 5,000 mourners packed Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis two weeks after a white police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

CBCF Announces Two Honorees for Phoenix Awards Dinner

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Incorporated announced Wednesday two honorees for its annual Phoenix Awards Dinner, the culminating event of the 44th Annual Legislative Conference.

Phi Beta Sigma Ratchets Up Anti-Hazing Commitment

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is set to bolster its third annual National Anti-Hazing Campaign with three weeks of workshops, meetings and fraternally activities.

SCLC Focuses on Ferguson Riots

As protests and violence continue to rock Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer, the comparisons to the fight for civil rights and the chaos that served as its ...

St. Louis Police Officers Shoot, Kill Black Man, 23, Holding Knife

A black man was fatally shot by St. Louis police Tuesday after wielding a knife at the officers, authorities said.

Obama to Send Eric Holder to Ferguson

President Obama said Monday that while most demonstrators protesting the shooting death of a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, have waged peaceful campaigns, a small contingent has undermined justice with acts of violence.

Unrest Roils Ferguson

As authorities released the name Friday of the Missouri police officer who fatally shot a black teenager over the weekend, thousands nationwide have voiced their disgust and anger at what they say is yet another shooting death of an unarmed ...

Obama: 'Time for Healing' in Ferguson

President Obama on Thursday said he spoke with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon about the recent violence in Ferguson after the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer.

Jesse Jackson Praises Apple for Releasing Employment Data

The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Apple Inc., for being the latest Silicon Valley company to release its employment data amid complaints of few minorities holding executive positions in major corporations.

CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

By most measures, black fathers have proven to be just as involved with their children as other dads in similar living conditions — or more so — according to the latest study released in July by the Centers for Disease ...

U.S.-Africa Summit Signals Change

From his vantage point two days after the conclusion of the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Ambassador Michael A. Battle declared the summit a success, but with the caveat that a great deal of work lies ahead.

CBC Commends Hagel's Ruling on Hairstyles

Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, praised Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for changing a policy that basically demeaned African-American women's hairstyles.

Obama Appeals for Peace in Missouri after Police Shooting of Teen

President Obama addressed Tuesday the shooting death of an unarmed black Missouri teenager by police over the weekend, urging demonstrators to be peaceful amid growing outrage and unrest that has followed the incident.

Civil Rights Leaders Excoriate Police Shooting of Missouri Teen

A Missouri teen's death at the hands of a police officer sparked a riot in the St. Louis area and has drawn the ire of civil rights leaders.