Activist and author Kevin Powell recently announced the launch of BK Nation, a New York-based, multi-chapter national organization that tackles social and political issues through a combination of grassroots activism, technology, and social media, before more than 70 artists, educators, ...
The Rev. Theodore Judson Jemison, a civil rights icon who helped organize the 1953 bus boycott in Baton Rouge, La., has died. He was 95.
They are striking a pose while driving. This is the latest dangerous distracted driving behavior that's cropping up on the highway and what is trending as thousands of young drivers share photos and videos of themselves in the act of ...
Lawmakers have continued to confront Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with skepticism over adjustments yet to be made to President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and its accompanying website, which have resulted in a multitude of concerns and ...
President Obama paid tribute to U.S. veterans during a wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday.
Republican senators who blocked the confirmation of an African-American congressman to lead a key federal agency should brace themselves for a major fight with Democrats and numerous minority agencies that support President Barack Obama's nominee.
While President Barack Obama announced recently that passage of comprehensive immigration reform is a legislative priority, it’s unclear when and whether a bill will pass.
Following Emancipation, the vast majority of African Americans sought to increase their intellectual and social mobility by enrolling in church-sponsored common schools.
Mississippi officials, civil rights leaders and school children broke ground Oct. 24 on the landmark Museum of Mississippi History and the first Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Families and individuals across the nation who receive food stamps can expect an automatic reduction in their monthly benefits, effective Nov. 1.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to examine "stand your ground" laws ...
The D.C. branch of the NAACP will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Freedom Fund Dinner on Nov. 7 at the Washington Hilton in Northwest D.C.
The NAACP selected Lorraine Miller, a former clerk at the House of Representatives, as interim president and CEO.
A team of African-American preachers has sent a letter to President Barack Obama affirming their "commitment to the Affordable Care Act" even as the president has ordered the website overhauled.
Approximately 150 demonstrators recently gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, demanding that the court reject an effort to remove limits on donations to federal candidates for office, to political parties, and to political action committees.