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B. Smith Found in NYC After Disappearing for 18 Hours

Famed restauranteur B. Smith was found Wednesday in New York City, nearly a day after family members said she went missing.

Darren Wilson: I'd Have Shot Michael Brown Even if He was White

The police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown this summer in Ferguson, Missouri, said he had no choice but to fire his weapon, and that he would have done the same thing even if Brown had ...

Missouri Grand Jury Declines to Charge Cop

Five months after a white Missouri police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri and after three months of deliberation, a 12-member grand jury returned a decision of no true bill, meaning Officer Darren Wilson ...

Ferguson Grand Jury Exonerates Police Officer in Michael Brown Shooting; Protests, Violence Ensues

A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, has decided against indicting a white police officer in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, the office of the St. Louis County Prosecutor announced Monday — a decision local and national law ...

Chuck Hagel Resigns as Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down at the request of President Obama amid reports of friction between Hagel and the rest of the president's security advisers.

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Expected Monday

A grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, for fatally shooting unarmed black teen Michael Brown is expected to be announced in the coming hours, CNN reported Monday.

CBCF to Take Part in Global Day of Contribution

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated, announced Thursday its participation in #GivingTuesday, a global movement dedicated to giving which will take place Dec. 2.

Obama Defies GOP with Immigration Plan, Offers Protection to 5M

President Obama announced Thursday night during a prime-time speech that he will grant legal status and work permits for roughly 5 million illegal immigrants — a plan the president called "common sense" but openly defies a Republican Party that will ...

Rep. G. K. Butterfield Elected New Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

North Carolina Rep. G. K. Butterfield was elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress on Wednesday.

Urban League Assesses Midterm Elections

With 2016 fast approaching, one civil rights group wants blacks to prepare for the inevitable battle for the White House and Congress.

Missouri Gov. Nixon Activates National Guard Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Monday activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury's decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

Number of Homelessness Children Spikes: Study

The number of homeless children in the United States has spiked, with D.C. counting among 13 states last year that had a 10 percent or more increase in children without homes, according to a report released Monday.

Kim Smedley, Imprisoned for Silicone Butt-Injections, Tells Her Side

Kimberly D. Smedley said her work was about helping women improve their self-image, boosting their self-esteem.

America Celebrates Its Heroes: Black Vets Recall Military Rewards, Hardships

As the nation honors its veterans this week, African-American men and women in uniform, past and present, are among the many whose sacrifices are being recognized.

John Doar, Famed U.S. Attorney from Civil Rights Era, Dies

John Doar, the former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights who spearheaded the government's role in black student James Meredith attending the University of Mississippi, died Tuesday. He was 92.

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