More than 100 students gathered around a flag pole on Howard University’s main quad in Northwest less than an hour after news of Nelson Mandela's death broke on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 5.
The U.S. Senate confirmed North Carolina Rep. Melvin L. Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, seven months after President Obama nominated him to head the agency charged with overseeing and regulating mortgage finance conglomerates Fannie Mae and ...
Most emphasize Nelson Mandela's role as a kind and generous conciliator, comparing him to Gandhi, King and other larger-than-life figures of our times. But pacifist he was not.
A sheriff in Pickens County, S.C., has refused to lower the American flag in honor of Nelson Mandela, under the contention that the former South African president was not an American.
In September, Darren Walker became the second African-American and 10th president of the Ford Foundation, America's second-largest philanthropy organization with $500 million in annual giving.
Here are some of tips to help make your holiday season go smoothly and be more meaningful.
The new year will reveal to the public and others, what the actual effects of a Democratic move to blunt Republican overuse of the filibuster will have on relations between both parties.
First lady Michelle Obama invited the 12 winners of the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to the White House to recognize their effectiveness in developing learning and life skills in young people by engaging them in the ...
Interracial dating has continued to be all the rage, particularly online where singles are more likely to seek romance outside of their respective races.
Ralph B. Everett, the president and CEO of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, announced Wednesday that he will step down after seven years as head of the research and policy organization, which focuses on issues of concern ...
A federal judge ruled that Detroit officials can proceed with the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in history — a measure that began in October to help eliminate some of the $18 billion for which the city is indebted.
President Obama and his daughters Malia and Sasha helped support small businesses on Saturday, Nov. 30 by shopping at a bookstore in Northwest Washington.
When Bill de Blasio takes over as mayor of New York City on Jan. 1, it will mark another milestone in U.S. history — a white politician elected to a major office sworn in with a black spouse at their ...
While many converge on retail stores on Black Friday, the bargains offered during the busiest shopping day of the year may not be enough to entice some African Americans, still reeling from government furloughs and the federal shutdown.
At least two major storms on course to hit the Northeast region during the Thanksgiving holiday could cause a snag in the travel plans of millions of people.