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.
Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., are preparing to color the nation's capital Blue and White during the organization's Centennial Celebration July 16-20, in Washington, D.C.
The Library of Congress has acquired a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews from the "HistoryMakers" program, which captures and documents African-American history and culture.
Not even the Supreme Court can stop the Congressional Black Caucus from moving forward in its mission to protect African-American voters and others at the polls.
The NAACP told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 struck down last year by the Supreme Court need to be reactivated to ensure citizens will be allowed to vote ...
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation expects more than 10,000 attendees at its 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), scheduled for Sept. 24-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday's announcement of a $40 million settlement in the controversial Central Park Five case was a "monumental victory" for five young men of color who were unjustly imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit.