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G.K. Butterfield Elected to Lead CBC

After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he's grateful to all on the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge.

Edward Brooke, First Black Elected U.S. Senator, Dies

Edward Brooke, the first African-American in the nation's history to be popularly elected to the Senate, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Florida. He was 95.

Police Brutality Top 2014 Legal Cases

This year, the United States Supreme Court ruled on two significant cases that everyone should watch with a keen eye, said the president of the National Bar Association.

NNPA President Benjamin Chavis Envisions Black Press as 'Mainstream'

Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called.

Obamas Send Prayers, Well-Wishes for Kwanzaa

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sent their prayers and best wishes Friday for the first day of this year's Kwanzaa celebration.

Families Still Wait for Justice in Unsolved Civil Rights Murders

Hundreds of loved ones of men, women and children killed in decades-old civil rights cases still yearn to have someone held accountable for the killings.

Gray Signs Jobs, Health Bills as Term Winds Down

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed two bills Monday aimed at promoting job growth and the delivery of mental health services for minors.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: No More Protests until Police Officers Buried

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday called for protests in the city to cease until after the funerals for two officers killed in an ambush this weekend, saying it time to support the victims' families.

Mothers and Fathers Unite in Grief at D.C. March

The "Justice for All" rally organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network brought a vast crowd of protestors to downtown D.C., some who vowed to make the complacent uncomfortable and others who promised to continue protesting until Congress ...

Thousands March for Justice in Nation's Capital

Based on the throng of Americans that marched for justice in several cities last weekend, including Washington, D.C., a new era has begun in the fight for equality, and youth have stepped to the front of the line.

Obama's Immigration Plan Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

A federal judge declared Tuesday portions of President Obama's immigration policy as unconstitutional, issuing an opinion that the president has gone "beyond prosecutorial discretion."

Bill Cosby Sued for Defamation by Sexual Assault Accuser; D.C. Firm Handling Case

A woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by iconic television star Bill Cosby in the 1970s filed suit against him Wednesday for defamation, hiring a D.C. law firm to handle the case.

AKA Sorority Denounces Garner Indictment Decision

The nation's oldest black greek-letter sorority joined the growing chorus of critics of the Eric Garner grand jury, denouncing the decision not to indict a white police officer for the death of an unarmed black man.

NYC Police Officer Won't Be Indicted in Chokehold Death

A grand jury in New York City has declined to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in July.

CBC Rails Against Federal Assistance for Discriminatory Va. Indian Tribe

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its practice of banning interracial marriage with blacks, which the caucus slammed as discriminatory.