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Family, Attorney Want Calif. Officer Charged in Highway Beating of Woman

The family of a woman who was captured on video being beaten by a police officer on a California freeway was joined Thursday by several civil rights leaders in their call for criminal charges during a press conference in Los ...

Dispatches from Freedom Summer: Ghosts of Greenwood

As the nation prepared to mark the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer — that violent and heady 10 weeks during which Northern volunteers joined forces with Southern activists in Mississippi, all working to meaningfully enfranchise black residents — I felt ...

Howard U. Program to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

The Department of Justice, in conjunction with Howard University, will host a celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

Senate Confirms Obama HUD Secretary Nominee Castro

The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Students, Activists Commemorate Civil Rights

The Freedom Riders spoke during a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Valerie Montgomery Rice Heads Up Morehouse Medical School

Valerie Montgomery Rice, the executive vice president and dean of Morehouse's School of Medicine, is the school's newest president and the first black woman to lead an independent medical school.

Obama Seeks to Create New 21st Century Workplace Policies

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.

Michelle Howard Becomes Navy's First Female Four-Star Admiral

The Navy made history Tuesday when it promoted Michelle Howard, an African-American, to be its first female four-star admiral.

Obama, Dems Lambaste Supreme Court Labor Ruling

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.

Supreme Court Blasted for Birth-Control Ruling

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.

Abdulalim Abdullah Shabazz, Famed Mathematician, Dies

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.

Cory Booker Sponsors Bill on Juvenile Justice

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.

Chavis Named NNPA Interim President, CEO

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.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Visits GWUL

The Greater Washington Urban League hosted Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew to meet with D.C. homeowners and GWUL housing counselors.

Holder Takes on Wisconsin Voter ID Law

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.