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NUL President Morial Joins Gun-Control Advocacy Group

National Urban League President Marc Morial has joined a new gun-control advocacy organization that aims to galvanize Americans to end gun violence.

Sebelius Resignation Gets Mixed Reviews

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post, leaving behind some unanswered questions about the Affordable Care Act, particularly from African-Americans, many of whom remain perplexed over the law.

Jackson, Miss., Mayor Lumumba's Legacy Remembered

Washington, D.C.-area friends and supporters of the late Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba gathered on Saturday, April 12 at the David A. Clarke UDC School of Law in Northwest to honor the human rights activist and "people's attorney.”

Dick Gregory Preaches Black Unity at Prayer Breakfast in D.C.

Famed comedian and social activist Dick Gregory spoke at the Emancipation Day Prayer Breakfast in D.C. on Wednesday, leaving attendees rolling on the floor with his witty comments on the condition of African-Americans in D.C. and the rest of the ...

White House Announces 2014 Easter Egg Roll Program and Talent Line-Up

The White House announces the program, activities, and talent line-up for the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition in its 136th year and the largest annual public event at the White House.

CBC Women Push to End Military Regulations on Black Hairstyles

The female members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a strongly worded letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, railing against "offensive and biased" regulations that would discipline black women in the military for wearing differing, cultural hairstyles.

HHS Secretary Sebelius Stepping Down

Kathleen Sebelius, the embattled head of Health and Human Services who oversaw the turbulent launch of the federal enrollment website for President Obama's signature health care law, is resigning, the Associated Press reported Thursday afternoon.

Obama Lauds LBJ on 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

President Obama lauded Lyndon Johnson on Thursday during a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, saying the former president's landmark law opened many doors for African-Americans and paved the way for his own presidency.

Hank Aaron: Obama's Foes Act Like KKK


Hank Aaron, who celebrated the 40th anniversary of his breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record on Tuesday, delved into politics when he said that Republicans who oppose the Affordable Care Act are acting like the Ku Klux Klan.

Summit Focuses on Subtle Racism

African-Americans and other people of color frequently confront racism in the workplace. But they are often hesitant to complain to supervisors or act on such behavior because it is so subtle they cannot be sure it is racism.

Facing the Wind: Protecting the Environment through Education and Action

Recent climate changes cannot be explained by natural causes alone.

Facing the Wind: Common Greenhouse Gases

Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change.

Pressure Mounts for Higher Federal Minimum Wage

Civil rights groups, labor organizer and their allies are stepping up pressure on Congress to pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016.

Chuck Stone, 89, Renowned Journalist and NABJ Founder, Dies

Chuck Stone, a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and a noted writer, editor and columnist for the black press, died Sunday. He was 89.

Sharpton Denies Being Mob Snitch for FBI

The Rev. Al Sharpton dismissed reports that he was a paid mob informant for the FBI in the 1980s.

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