Luis Gutierrez Talks Immigration Reform, Presses Fight for Undocumented

Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez fired up an audience of immigrants, Dreamers and supporters of immigration reform Thursday night during a town hall in D.C., where he promised to continue advocating for widespread and comprehensive immigration reform.

Baltimore State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's Death a Homicide

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday that six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the black man who died while in policy custody.

Former Crips Leader in L.A. Calls for Restraint

Eugene Henley says when he looks at what's happening in Baltimore, it looks far too familiar.

Justices Hear Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Does the 14th Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? That was the question before the highest court in the land as the justices of the Supreme Court began a hearing Tuesday ...

Violence, Unrest Plague Baltimore Amid Freddie Gray Funeral

There were demonstrations amid a riot-like environment; journalists reported being beaten, and fans at a Baltimore Orioles baseball game — already fatigued from watching the home team play late into extra innings — were literally locked inside Camden Yards on ...

Protesters, Police Clash in Baltimore: 'Absolute War Zone'

Authorities said at least 7 officers have been injured Monday in violent clashes with hundreds of demonstrators in Baltimore, just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died earlier this month while in police custody.

Police Commissioner Admits Missed Chances to Give Medical Aid to Freddie Gray

Baltimore police admitted Friday that Freddie Gray, a black man who died this week while in police custody, should have received medical care at the time of his arrest and before he was placed in a police van.

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General; Is 1st Black Woman to Hold Post

Loretta Lynch won confirmation at the new attorney general Thursday, following months of delay that saw the process get hung up in partisan politics.

Veteran Moves Battlefield to Ice Rink

Nearly five years after losing his left leg, index finger and thumb in combat, retired Army Sgt. Kevin Gatson is still a warrior, but his field of battle has changed.

Justice Dept. to Probe Baltimore Arrest of Black Man Who Died in Custody

The Justice Department said Tuesday it is investigating the death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore man who died this week while in police custody.

Economic Challenges Widen in Black Communities: Report

Congressional lawmakers released a new report Tuesday from the Joint Economic Committee on the economic challenges faced by black communities around the nation.

Anti-Gay Protest Backfires at Howard University

Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University — and the university's students and staff fought back.

Blacks Missing Out on 'Obamacare' Savings

As health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent of African Americans and about half of whites didn't know that the Affordable Care Act can help those that need it the most to cover some ...

Rogers Determined to Redefine Environmental Activism

For the past dozen years, Kathleen Rogers, in her role of chief executive officer of the Earth Day Network, has worked to refashion environmental issues in a way that appeals to those often least likely to be involved.

Three Ways Your Technology Can Help You Go Green this Earth Day

These days, there's no reason why you can’t be both tech-savvy and an environmentalist.