Social Security Disability Insurance in Peril

The battle over Social Security Disability Insurance benefits continues to unfold on Capitol Hill, and, as in the case of most of these fights, numerous officials argue that it's the little guy who gets hurt.

Creating Black History: Scholars Tackle Wikipedia

Although he was the first African-American with a doctoral degree in educational psychology as well as editor of the Journal of Negro Education for 30 years, Charles Henry Thompson's page on Wikipedia didn't show much.

George Zimmerman Won't Face Federal Charges: Justice Dept.

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that George Zimmerman will not face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin.

White House Readies for Annual Easter Egg Roll

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama announced this year's White House Easter Egg Roll will be held Monday, April 6.

Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Hunger: Report

African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to an analysis released Friday by a Christian-based citizens group working to end hunger.

CBC Pushes Supreme Court on Voter ID

Forcing voters to produce government-issued identification goes against America's long-standing belief in a democracy. It's also a thinly-disguised method to prevent many African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities from voting, according to members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Hundreds Attend Taylor Dedication Ceremony

Robert Robinson Taylor graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the end of the 19th century but the ripples of his life and legacy continue to resonate among family members, Tuskegee University, MIT and elsewhere.

Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts

In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and ...

Remembering Rosa Parks: Friends Share Memories; Memoirs on Display

As those who knew Rosa Parks well can attest, and with the recent acquisition of her papers and letters that will soon be on display at the Library of Congress in Southeast, one thing remains certain: her legacy will live ...

U.S.-Africa Trade Discussions Heats Up

Despite the anticipation of his address to officials and spectators and given that he’s the U.S. trade representative and President Barack Obama’s principal adviser, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and investment issues, Ambassador Michael Froman made a much-ballyhooed appearance ...

AFL-CIO: Mass Incarceration Not the Answer

During the annual celebration commemorating the life and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr., a record number of members of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organization met in Atlanta — the birthplace of King — ...

Black Girls Overlooked, Underprotected: Report

Black girls are disproportionately suffering from punitive school disciplinary policies and actions yet society fails to take note of their plight the way attention is focused on Black males who get trapped in the school-to-prison pipeline, according to a report ...

Donations Pour In for Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles to Work

A man who walks 21 miles round-trip every day to and from his job has spurred hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from people looking to help.

AME Church Leaders Cite Black Economic Empowerment as 2015 Goal

Nearly 47 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, as America last month celebrated the King birthday holiday and is now celebrating Black History Month, a group of church leaders appears to be carrying out this Black economic empowerment ...

Lisa Jenkins Selected to Lead Foster Grandparents Program

The National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors has elected Lisa Jenkins to the organization's board of directors.