After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he's grateful to all on the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge.
Edward Brooke, the first African-American in the nation's history to be popularly elected to the Senate, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Florida. He was 95.
This year, the United States Supreme Court ruled on two significant cases that everyone should watch with a keen eye, said the president of the National Bar Association.
Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sent their prayers and best wishes Friday for the first day of this year's Kwanzaa celebration.
Hundreds of loved ones of men, women and children killed in decades-old civil rights cases still yearn to have someone held accountable for the killings.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed two bills Monday aimed at promoting job growth and the delivery of mental health services for minors.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday called for protests in the city to cease until after the funerals for two officers killed in an ambush this weekend, saying it time to support the victims' families.
The "Justice for All" rally organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network brought a vast crowd of protestors to downtown D.C., some who vowed to make the complacent uncomfortable and others who promised to continue protesting until Congress ...
Based on the throng of Americans that marched for justice in several cities last weekend, including Washington, D.C., a new era has begun in the fight for equality, and youth have stepped to the front of the line.
A federal judge declared Tuesday portions of President Obama's immigration policy as unconstitutional, issuing an opinion that the president has gone "beyond prosecutorial discretion."
A woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by iconic television star Bill Cosby in the 1970s filed suit against him Wednesday for defamation, hiring a D.C. law firm to handle the case.
The nation's oldest black greek-letter sorority joined the growing chorus of critics of the Eric Garner grand jury, denouncing the decision not to indict a white police officer for the death of an unarmed black man.
A grand jury in New York City has declined to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in July.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its practice of banning interracial marriage with blacks, which the caucus slammed as discriminatory.