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For Many, Voting Rights Remain at Risk

Many Americans now find that voting is viewed as a privilege instead of a right.

Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee, 93, Dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, died Tuesday. He was 93.

NAACP LDF Honors John Payton with Fellowship

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is honoring the late John Payton with a fellowship that will give a mid-level lawyer the opportunity to spend a year as a staff attorney for the organization, litigating civil rights cases.

CNN Pulls Support of Black Journalists Association

CNN has dropped its support of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) after being called out by the organization for its dwindling number of black employees.

Florida Man Gets Life Sentence For Killing Black Teen

A Florida man convicted of shooting and killing a teenager over a dispute about loud music at a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

Biden’s Son Discharged from Navy for Positive Cocaine Test

Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged earlier this year from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine in 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Are Africans in the U.S. Stigmatized Over Ebola?

Hussein Mohamed, an Ethiopian-born radio show host in Atlanta, is trying to help his audience get a better understanding of Ebola.

Report Shows the Color of Justice

Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded.

Brain-Dead Girl's Parents Want Court Ruling Reversed

The parents of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead late last year, now want her declared alive after doctors have found signs of brain functions, a family attorney said.

Same-Sex Marriages Begin in Va. after Supreme Court Ruling

Same-sex marriages in Virginia have officially begun in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to enter the fray, as previous rulings by lower courts prohibiting bans were upheld Monday for Virginia and 10 other states.

Demonstrators 'Disrupt' St. Louis Symphony Singing a 'Requiem for Mike Brown'

Just after intermission, about 50 people disrupted the St. Louis Symphony's performance of Brahms Requiem on Saturday night, singing "Justice for Mike Brown."

What to Look For In Dueling Autopsies of Michael Brown

Michael Baden, the veteran medical examiner chosen to autopsy the body by Brown's family, has released the preliminary results of his autopsy and both the St. Louis County Medical Examiner and U.S. Justice Department have announced plans to conduct or ...

Mo. Hip-Hop Artist's Video Calls for Action against Police Violence

A hip-hop artist from East St. Louis who joined legions of protesters on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of a fatal police shooting of a black teen has produced a video he hopes will be a call ...

NAACP Report Calls for State, Federal Intervention in Racial Profiling

NAACP officials released a report on racial profiling that urges federal and state officials to enact legislation to outlaw discriminatory police practices.

Justice Department Officials Visit Ferguson

Justice Department officials wrapped a two-day visit Friday to Ferguson, Missouri, after meeting with city and community leaders, part of a federal probe of the fatal police shooting of a black teen that sparked weeks of civil unrest.

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