Louisiana Extends Hate-Crime Protections to Police

Louisiana on Thursday became the first state in the nation to include law enforcement officers as a protected class under hate-crime law, treating attacks on public safety workers the same as attacks motivated by race, religion, gender identity or sexual ...

The Essence of the New Black History Museum Is the True American Story

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum's founding director, said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about Black folks, but "it will tell us ...

Black Girls in School-To-Prison Pipeline Examined

Last month, dozens of Black women convened to have a conversation about the scary and often overlooked fact that Black girls are too a part of the school-to-prison pipeline.

For Pepco/Exelon Execs, Actions Speak Volumes

Executives from Pepco and Exelon met with the editorial board of The Washington Informer on May 19 to discuss their strategies and plans as they continue to roll out initiatives linked to the recent merger between the two companies that ...

Following Officer's Acquittal, Mosby Faces Uphill Climb

The acquittal of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has sparked a new round of criticism of the city's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, who detractors say rushed to judgment in the case.

GOP Senator: U.S. Has an 'Under-Incarceration Problem'

The war on drugs of the 1980s and mandatory minimum sentences have both contributed to the United States comprising approximately 25 percent of the world's prison population — despite representing about 5 percent of the world's total population.

Racial Resentment Clearly Motivates Trump Supporters: Study

Trump supporters are more likely to be motivated by racial resentment and hate — more so than whites who support other Republican candidates, according to political scientists who say voter data proves it.

Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero Acquitted of Freddie Gray Death

A Maryland judge acquitted Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray on Monday.

With Va. Voting Rights Restored, Ex-Councilman Set for Mayoral Run

Former Richmond, Va., City Councilman Henry W. "Chuck" Richardson, who resigned from office after a nonviolent drug conviction in 1995, was among the more than 200,000 people with felony records whose voting rights were recently restored by Virginia Gov. Terry ...

Congresswoman Cites Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for Black and white students to be unconstitutional. Earlier this week, Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, ...

FBI Director: Police Afraid to Do Their Jobs

FBI Director James Comey attributed a recent spike in crime to police officers not doing their jobs because they are afraid of being caught on video doing something wrong — an unfounded claim that sparked outrage from police officials, the ...

Annual State of Black America Report Finds Inequality Remains

On its 40th anniversary, the State of Black America report remains a prominent tool that shows where African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities stand in the United States, and National Urban League President Marc H. Morial said it's clear that much ...

Unwed Dads Fight for Fathers' Rights

U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of duty in the Middle East in early 2010, he had ...

New Ferguson Police Chief Vows to Clean House of Bad Cops

Ferguson, Missouri's new police chief, Delrish Moss, is tasked with the job of repairing a community that has had its trust in the police force broken since the killing of Michael Brown at the hands of police in August 2014, ...

George Zimmerman Auctioning Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin

For the second time, George Zimmerman is offering to the public what he calls "a piece of American history": the gun he used to take Trayvon Martin's life in 2012.