Sheriff Who Called BLM Protesters ‘Subhuman Creeps’ Eyed to Head Homeland Security

Critics of President-elect Donald Trump and supporters of Black Lives Matter are raising concerns following a meeting this week between Trump and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., considering Clarke to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Presidential Election Was Indeed Rigged, Activists Say

President-elect Donald Trump's baseless allegations of "voter fraud" may be problematic for those who have fought for voting rights, activist groups say. Although his claims are not substantive and voter fraud has been debunked in numerous studies, his claims give ...

Obama Continues Pardons as Term Winds Down

Reshaping the approach to clemency, President Obama granted 79 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders on Nov. 22, raising the total number of commutations by the president during his term to more than 1,000.

BET Founder Bob Johnson Turns Down Trump Administration Offer

BET founder Bob Johnson confirmed that he turned down a request by Donald Trump to be a part of his administration.

Hampton U. Hires Legal Assistance to Thwart Land Seizure

Officials at historic Hampton University in Virginia have hired an eminent domain legal adviser to stop plans by the Virginia Department of Transportation to seize some of the university's land for use widening Interstate 64 and making improvements to the ...

U.S. Senators Demand Study on Federal Advertising in Black-Owned Media

Five U.S. senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government's advertising practices — or lack thereof — when it comes to minority-owned news outlets.

Accused Charleston Shooter to Represent Himself on Trial

The self-proclaimed white supremacist accused of fatally shot nine black people last year in a Charleston, South Carolina, church has been deemed competent for trial and will be allowed to act as his own attorney.

Voting Rights Activists Speak on the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections

During a recent forum on the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill, voting rights advocates and civil rights leaders expressed concerns about the role that restrictive voting laws might have played in the outcome.

Trump Labels Fidel Castro as a 'Brutal Dictator'

In the wake of the death Friday of former Cuba leader Fidel Castro, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter the following day, labeling the Cuban despot as a "brutal dictator."

Protests, Uneasiness Continue Ahead of Trump Presidency

The fallout for African-Americans, Muslims, Latinos and other minorities over the election of Donald Trump as president has continued with ongoing protests around the nation.

More Than 1M Area Residents Traveling for Thanksgiving

More than 1 million Washington area residents will be driving, flying or on a train during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Trump Names Hate Group Senior Fellow as Domestic Policy Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump last week named Ken Blackwell — a man with a long anti-LGBT history — as his domestic policy adviser.

Journalists, Politicians Bid Emotional Farewell to Gwen Ifill

A low-key, but solid strain of references to current affairs was heard in the eulogies for much-loved and respected journalist Gwen Ifill at her funeral Saturday.

'Hamilton' Actor: 'Nothing to Apologize For' in Pence Message

Donald Trump will have to keep waiting for an apology from the cast of "Hamilton."

Attempt to Reduce Inmate Call Rates Fails

Once again, a Federal Communications Commission attempt to lower the price inmates pay for phone calls has been blocked in court.