NAACP March for Justice Ends at Lincoln Memorial

The climax of America's Journey for Justice March from Selma, Alabama, ended with a rally Tuesday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Race Survey Results Revealed

A new survey on race relations in America shows that a vast majority of Americans agree that race relations are better than they were 50 years ago but not better than 10 years ago.

D.C. Welcomes Congressional Black Caucus

The 45th Annual Legislative Conference for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation opened on Wednesday with a press conference that addressed CBCF’s plans to advance a national conversation on criminal justice reform.

Tuskegee Airman Lt. Calvin Spann Laid to Rest in N.J.

Lt. Calvin Spann, an original Tuskegee Airman and fighter pilot, will be laid to rest Tuesday with military honors at the East Ridgelawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Clifton, New Jersey.

NAACP 'Journey' March Focuses on Voting Rights in N.C.

America's Journey for Justice, an 860-mile walk led by the NAACP, is considered the longest walk advocating civil rights in history. The distance traveled in this walk is longer than Mohandas Gandhi's 240-mile Salt March in 1930 and 17 times ...

Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners

This summer, the Department of Education announced an experimental Second Chance Pell Pilot program to examine how such prison education programs could be continued and expanded. It marks the first time in 20 years that qualified students will have access ...

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore Mayor, Won't Seek Re-Election

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday that she won't seek re-election next year, months after she was heavily criticized for her handling of the riots that engulfed parts of the city in the wake of Freddie Gray's death.

D.C. to Observe Sept. 11 Anniversary

Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the worst act of war on American soil in history.

N.C. Court to Decide the Fate of Voting Rights for Blacks

Two pivotal court cases in North Carolina will determine the balance of political power in the state for years to come, and may signal the future of voting rights nationwide, according to civil rights and voting rights advocates working in ...

Helen Burns Jackson, 92, Mother of Jesse Jackson, Dies

Helen Burns Jackson, the mother of civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, died Monday in a hospital in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. She was 92.

Baltimore Agrees to $6.4M Settlement with Gray Family

Baltimore city officials has reached a $6.4 million settlement in the wrongful death of Freddie Gray, who sustained fatal neck injuries while in police custody in April.

Prosecutors to Seek Death for Charleston Church Gunman

A South Carolina prosecutor said she will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who fatally shot nine people this summer at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

'New Tobacco Road' Presents Problems

Some may shrug off the thought the effects smuggling cigarettes may have on the tobacco industry, while others might argue that it’s a victimless crime. However, there is growing evidence that it's more than just an industry problem.

Black-on-Black Crime Destroying Communities

Families and friends in two neighborhoods last month held vigils for the latest victims of Milwaukee's escalating gun violence: one for Giovanni Cameron, 13, killed by his 13-year-old cousin, another for 14-year-old Tariq Akbar, gunned down by a 15-year-old. Ten ...

Watts Riots: 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, Watts was ablaze, a black Los Angeles neighborhood exasperated with racial inequities, and some lashed out with gasoline.