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Obama Rouses NAACP Convention with Criminal-Justice Address

President Obama delivered a groundbreaking speech Tuesday on juvenile and criminal justice reform at the 106th annual NAACP convention, articulating the challenges faced by black and brown communities in the criminal justice system.

Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson Get Varying Treatment from Disney

Before their falls from grace, Bill Cosby and Michael Jackson had something else in common: a known affinity for and connection to Walt Disney World. But while one of them has apparently been forgiven by the famed theme park, the ...

Denise Rolark Barnes, New NNPA Chair: 'We're Going to Flex Our Muscles'

Denise Rolark Barnes, the new chair of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says the federation of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers will continue to not only thrive but grow as it begins its 75th year.

Court Battle Over Voter Law Begins in N.C.

On the first day of a federal trial challenging North Carolina's voter suppression law, the state's branch of the NAACP — one of the lead plaintiffs in the case — presented evidence Monday that the law is unconstitutional and violates ...

NYC, Family Reach $5.9M Settlement for Garner Death

New York City announced Monday it has reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was choked to death during an altercation with city police last summer.

Obama Commutes Sentences for 46 Nonviolent Drug Offenders

President Obama commuted Monday the prison sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, saying they were not "hardened criminals" and their punishments were too harsh for the crimes they were convicted of.

It's Gone: Confederate Flag Comes Down at South Carolina Statehouse

The Confederate battle flag came down from the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on Friday morning after flying on the grounds for more than four decades, ending a longtime battle to remove the flag that intensified with the Charleston church ...

S.C. House Votes to Remove Confederate Flag from Statehouse

The South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia, as the flashpoint in a renewed nationwide push to do away with the flag draws to a close.

Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in Wake of Riots, Violence

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has been fired, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday.

Power Talk Summit Addresses Race

The nation's top thinkers, scholars and social activists convened in the District for a two-day lecture series to address racism and upward mobility for African-Americans in light of the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre.

Eric Holder Returns to Private Practice

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his return to private law Monday as a partner in the firm he left to work at the Justice Department under the Obama administration.

S.C. Senate Affirms Vote to Remove Confederate Flag from Statehouse

The South Carolina Senate voted Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia.

Confederate Statue on UNC Campus Vandalized

A statue at the University of North Carolina dedicated to Confederate soldiers was found spray-painted Sunday with the words "murderer," "KKK" and "black lives matter."

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Say 1st Amendment 'Goes Too Far': Poll

The Newseum Institute, in partnership with USA Today, released Friday the results of its annual State of the First Amendment survey, which shows 19 percent of Americans think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees — ...

Black Church Burnings Escalate in South

A black church in South Carolina burned down nearly 20 years ago by the Ku Klux Klan became one of seven black churches that have burned in the past 10 days in six southern states.