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 ...
As the nation prepared to mark the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer — that violent and heady 10 weeks during which Northern volunteers joined forces with Southern activists in Mississippi, all working to meaningfully enfranchise black residents — I felt ...
The Department of Justice, in conjunction with Howard University, will host a celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The Freedom Riders spoke during a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
Valerie Montgomery Rice, the executive vice president and dean of Morehouse's School of Medicine, is the school's newest president and the first black woman to lead an independent medical school.
Fueled by rising concerns shared by members of a shrinking middle class and the working poor, hundreds of concerned citizens gathered June 23 in the nation's capital calling for change.
The Navy made history Tuesday when it promoted Michelle Howard, an African-American, to be its first female four-star admiral.
President Obama and other Democratic leaders expressed concerns about the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that some government employees do not have to pay fees to the labor organizations representing them.
Political leaders nationwide lamented the Supreme Court's ruling Monday on Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby allowing for-profit employers to use religious reasons to opt out of a mandate of the Obama health care law to provide contraceptive coverage.
Dr. Abdulalim Abdullah Shabazz, a former minister of Masjid Muhammad and mathematician who trained many of the U.S.'s African-Americans in the field, died June 25. He was 87.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently introduced a bill that would incentivize states to replace overly harsh school disciplinary actions and juvenile court punishment with evidence-based solutions that save money, enhance public safety and improve youth outcomes.
Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., a global business leader, educator and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group's annual meeting Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell announced.
The Greater Washington Urban League hosted Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew to meet with D.C. homeowners and GWUL housing counselors.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he will not keep an anti-voting rights decision made by the Supreme Court last year prevent him making sure that all Americans have fair access to the ballot box.