Bowie State Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence

When the 40 African-American founders opened what was then called the Baltimore Normal School on Jan. 9, 1865, their mission was to establish educational facilities across Maryland that would help educate the more than 85,000 newly emancipated slaves. Today, the ...

Attallah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X, Inspires Crowd

Ambassador Attallah Shabazz, the eldest daughter of Malcolm X, spoke to a packed crowd in the University of the District of Columbia's Theater of the Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 26 about her father's legacy, self-love and cultural unity in ...

Justice Dept. Declines to Charge Ferguson Police Officer for Michael Brown Shooting

The Justice Department officially decided Wednesday that it would not bring criminal charges against former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.

GOP Lawmaker Blasted for Comments on Blacks, Welfare

A Republican congressman is under fire for claiming blacks in his hometown of Wall, Mississippi, are more prone to joblessness and applying for welfare and food stamps.

Justice Dept. Probe Finds Racial Bias by Ferguson Police, Courts

A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and the town's jail and court systems.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Peril

The battle over Social Security Disability Insurance benefits continues to unfold on Capitol Hill, and, as in the case of most of these fights, numerous officials argue that it's the little guy who gets hurt.

Creating Black History: Scholars Tackle Wikipedia

Although he was the first African-American with a doctoral degree in educational psychology as well as editor of the Journal of Negro Education for 30 years, Charles Henry Thompson's page on Wikipedia didn't show much.

George Zimmerman Won't Face Federal Charges: Justice Dept.

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that George Zimmerman will not face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin.

White House Readies for Annual Easter Egg Roll

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama announced this year's White House Easter Egg Roll will be held Monday, April 6.

Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Hunger: Report

African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to an analysis released Friday by a Christian-based citizens group working to end hunger.

CBC Pushes Supreme Court on Voter ID

Forcing voters to produce government-issued identification goes against America's long-standing belief in a democracy. It's also a thinly-disguised method to prevent many African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities from voting, according to members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Hundreds Attend Taylor Dedication Ceremony

Robert Robinson Taylor graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the end of the 19th century but the ripples of his life and legacy continue to resonate among family members, Tuskegee University, MIT and elsewhere.

Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts

In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and ...

Remembering Rosa Parks: Friends Share Memories; Memoirs on Display

As those who knew Rosa Parks well can attest, and with the recent acquisition of her papers and letters that will soon be on display at the Library of Congress in Southeast, one thing remains certain: her legacy will live ...

U.S.-Africa Trade Discussions Heats Up

Despite the anticipation of his address to officials and spectators and given that he’s the U.S. trade representative and President Barack Obama’s principal adviser, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and investment issues, Ambassador Michael Froman made a much-ballyhooed appearance ...