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The office of D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, announced on Jan. 13 that Norton had requested a National Transportation Safety Board staff briefing, which took place that day, and a regional ...

Marilyn Tavenner, Top U.S. Health Official, to Step Down

Marilyn Tavenner, the Medicare chief who oversaw the turbulent rollout of President Obama's signature health care law, is resigning, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Ohio Man Arrested, Charged with Bomb Plot on U.S. Capitol

The FBI arrested an Ohio man on Wednesday for plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he planned to target lawmakers with a series of pipe bombs.

Today's Activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement

As millennial activists have assumed leadership roles, there's been friction between them and veteran civil rights organizations.

One Million Could Lose Food Stamps

The economy has continued to improve since the dark days of the economic recession that wreaked havoc on the nation beginning in 2007. But with good news comes a depressing thought for many who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...

MLK Children Battle Over Icon's Bible, Nobel Prize

A federal judge has jumped into the fray involving the children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to decide who gets what memorabilia that belonged to the late civil rights icon.

Former FAMU Band Member Gets 6 Years in Hazing Death

A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to more than 6 years in prison manslaughter and felony hazing in the beating death of drum major Robert Champion, the Associated Press reported.

With a Criminal Record, It's One Strike and You're Out

Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs, when both were arrested. That was 10 years ago. Lewis, now 35, said he is still paying for the mistake.

Mychal Bell of 'Jena 6' Graduates from Southern U.

Mychal Bell, one of the members of Louisiana's "Jena 6," graduated in December from Southern University in Baton Rouge with a bachelor's degree in education.

NAACP Wants 'Thorough' Probe of Explosion Near Colo. Office

The NAACP said it expects a "full and thorough" probe of an explosion Tuesday morning near one of the organization's Colorado offices.

G.K. Butterfield Elected to Lead CBC

After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he's grateful to all on the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge.

Edward Brooke, First Black Elected U.S. Senator, Dies

Edward Brooke, the first African-American in the nation's history to be popularly elected to the Senate, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Florida. He was 95.

Police Brutality Top 2014 Legal Cases

This year, the United States Supreme Court ruled on two significant cases that everyone should watch with a keen eye, said the president of the National Bar Association.

NNPA President Benjamin Chavis Envisions Black Press as 'Mainstream'

Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called.

Obamas Send Prayers, Well-Wishes for Kwanzaa

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sent their prayers and best wishes Friday for the first day of this year's Kwanzaa celebration.

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