Two House members were among group of lawmakers Monday calling on Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to ensure that every American has access to the Internet, regardless of economic status.
President Obama has renamed a fellowship program that educates young African leaders after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Members of the black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma and its sister organization, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., took over D.C. to mark the 100th anniversary of the men's fraternal organization.
Reducing federal prison terms for drug traffickers currently incarcerated has excited a population that had all but given up hope.
Freshman Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) teamed earlier this month to introduce a bill that would radically change the nation's criminal justice system.
A scholar, surgeon and researcher who enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago, has been named as the school's 17th president.
President Obama made an appearance Monday at the Walker Jones Education Campus in D.C., where he expounded on his quest to improve the quality of life for young minority males.
The NAACP and the Rev. Al Sharpton condemned the New York City police officers who killed an asthmatic Staten Island man Thursday by putting him in a chokehold.
William Spriggs, a professor and past chairman of Howard University's economics department, was recently selected by the NAACP as this year's recipient of the organization's Benjamin L. Hooks "Keeper of the Flame" Award.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden will be one of the speakers at this year's NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas.
A year after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, civil rights leaders and activists have ramped up efforts to challenge a criminal justice system that often treats blacks and women as ...
The Department of Labor reported a significant dip in unemployment among blacks, but the rate is still unconscionably high, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said.
The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to establish a national historical park at Harriet Tubman's former home and related properties in Auburn, New York, and her childhood residences on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge (D), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, criticized House Speaker John Boehner for his efforts to sue President Obama over alleged abuses of executive authority.
The family of a woman who was captured on video being beaten by a police officer on a California freeway was joined Thursday by several civil rights leaders in their call for criminal charges during a press conference in Los ...