Jesse Jackson Jr. Released from Halfway House

Jesse Jackson Jr., convicted in 2013 of spending $750,000 in campaign money on luxury items for himself and his family, left a halfway house in Baltimore on Monday, en route to his home in D.C. to serve the last three ...

Obama to Give Eulogy for Pastor Killed in S.C. Massacre

President Obama will deliver the eulogy Friday during the funeral service for the pastor killed in last week's massacre at a historic black church in South Carolina, the White House announced Monday.

Trial for Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death Set for October

The trial for six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the April death of Freddie Gray is set to begin on Oct. 13, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Monday.

NNPA 2015 Annual Convention in Detroit, June 16-20

The NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers Association) celebrated its 75th anniversary in Detroit, Michigan on June 16-20 with the theme: Empowering a New Generation of Leadership.

Rushern Baker: South Carolina Massacre 'Act of Pure Hatred'

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker said the shooting massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, was "an act of pure hatred."

Manhunts for Dangerous Criminals Unnerve Communities: Experts

As the manhunts for dangerous fugitives get longer and more intense, the tension and anxiety ratchets up — which authorities say is bad news for both law enforcement and residents.

Nine Killed in 'Horrific' Massacre at Historic Black Church in S.C.

Nine people were shot and killed Wednesday night at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in what authorities are describing as a hate crime.

Rachel Dolezal: 'I Identify as Black'

Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president who resigned amid a firestorm of controversy about her race, spoke out publicly Tuesday to NBC's Matt Lauer, saying she self-identifies as a black woman.

Obama Blasted for Snub of Black Press: 'Shameful'

To readers of the hundreds of African-American print newspapers in the nation, it’s worth noting that President Barack Obama still has not allowed for any face time with black-owned newspaper companies.

Blacks, Hispanics Disproportionately Affected by CO2 Regulation: Study

The National Black Chamber of Commerce released a study Thursday on the threat of Environmental Protection Agency regulations to low-income groups and minorities that found that the EPA's "Clean Power Plan" will inflict severe and disproportionate economic burdens on poor ...

CBC Files Brief in N.C. to Combat Disenfranchisement of Minority Voters

The Congressional Black Caucus filed Thursday an amicus brief in the North Carolina Supreme Court to push for review the state legislature's redistricting plan from 2011 on claims of racial gerrymandering and disenfranchisement of minority voters.

NFTE Turns Inner-City Youths into Black Entrepreneurs, Despite Persistent Challenges

The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit organization operating in the District of Columbia, 12 U.S. states, and 10 foreign countries, aims to inspire low-income youths to achieve in the classroom and understand the value of being committed employees and ...

Texas Police Officer Resigns After Video of Violent Takedown of Teen Goes Viral

David Eric Casebolt, a white police officer in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, resigned Tuesday after video of him violently restraining a black teenage girl at a pool party over the weekend went viral.

Georgia's Permit Rules Keep Black Ex-Cons Jobless

For black men in Georgia who have been incarcerated, completing their penance and walking into the sunshine of freedom presents countless challenges, especially returning the work force.

Some Inmates Forced to Pay for Prison Stay

More than 40 states allow prison and jails to charge inmates "pay to stay" fees, according to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a debt burden that reaps billions of dollars for state and local jurisdictions, and disproportionately ...