Protesters Plan to Crash Inauguration

As the Capitol makes preparations to swear in Republican President-elect Donald Trump, an increasing number of opponents to the real estate mogul have begun planning demonstrations to juxtapose the inauguration.

Origins of Electoral College Steeped in Slavery

A recount of votes in the presidential election is underway in Wisconsin and — at press time — clerks in Pennsylvania and Michigan may have also began thumbing through ballots thanks to Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised ...

D.C. Nonprofit Lays Out 12 'Imperatives' for Trump

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a Northwest, D.C.-based nonprofit, has sent a memorandum to the Trump Administration Telecom Transition Team recommending 12 imperative actions the White House, Congress, Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies should take to ...

Post-Election Black Agenda the Focus of Rainbow Push Symposium

Many ideas and topics discussed Tuesday at the ninth annual Rainbow Push Coalition media and telecom symposium at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Northwest were centered around last month's presidential election and what blacks must do to strive once Republican ...

Donald Trump Named Time's 2016 Person of the Year

President-elect Donald Trump has trumped Beyonce and a few others to be named Time magazine's 2016 Person of the Year.

Congressman to Skip Inauguration to Protest Trump's 'Hatred, Bigotry and Prejudice'

Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) will not be attending President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in January, he revealed Friday.

Black Celebrities, Athletes: Give Trump a Chance

Popular and respected African-American celebrities are calling on African-Americans to give the controversial New York businessman a chance.

Sheriff Who Called BLM Protesters ‘Subhuman Creeps’ Eyed to Head Homeland Security

Critics of President-elect Donald Trump and supporters of Black Lives Matter are raising concerns following a meeting this week between Trump and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., considering Clarke to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Presidential Election Was Indeed Rigged, Activists Say

President-elect Donald Trump's baseless allegations of "voter fraud" may be problematic for those who have fought for voting rights, activist groups say. Although his claims are not substantive and voter fraud has been debunked in numerous studies, his claims give ...

Obama Continues Pardons as Term Winds Down

Reshaping the approach to clemency, President Obama granted 79 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders on Nov. 22, raising the total number of commutations by the president during his term to more than 1,000.

BET Founder Bob Johnson Turns Down Trump Administration Offer

BET founder Bob Johnson confirmed that he turned down a request by Donald Trump to be a part of his administration.

Hampton U. Hires Legal Assistance to Thwart Land Seizure

Officials at historic Hampton University in Virginia have hired an eminent domain legal adviser to stop plans by the Virginia Department of Transportation to seize some of the university's land for use widening Interstate 64 and making improvements to the ...

U.S. Senators Demand Study on Federal Advertising in Black-Owned Media

Five U.S. senators have joined the fight for accountability in the federal government's advertising practices — or lack thereof — when it comes to minority-owned news outlets.

Accused Charleston Shooter to Represent Himself on Trial

The self-proclaimed white supremacist accused of fatally shot nine black people last year in a Charleston, South Carolina, church has been deemed competent for trial and will be allowed to act as his own attorney.

Voting Rights Activists Speak on the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections

During a recent forum on the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill, voting rights advocates and civil rights leaders expressed concerns about the role that restrictive voting laws might have played in the outcome.