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CBC Blasts Paul Ryan's Budget Proposal

The Congressional Black Caucus lambasted Rep. Paul Ryan's 2015 federal budget proposal, saying it ignores struggling Americans.

NAACP Chafes at Supreme Court's Campaign-Donor Decision

The Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to strike down federal limits on campaign contributions drew criticism from the leader of the NAACP as not being in the best interest of democracy.

Young Voters Fight for Political Leverage, Agency in Changing Economic Climate

D.C. voters between the ages of 18 and 29 engaged both council and mayoral hopefuls through college, community civic organization forums throughout election season.

Obama: 'The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay'

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that more than 7 million people have signed up for health insurance under the president's Affordable Care Act as the March 31 deadline passed.

Report: Black Women in U.S. Making Progress, But More Action Needed

A report released Friday found that black women in the United States have made significant progress since key historical markers, but there are many areas that remain in need of dire national attention and urgent action.

Deadline Nears for Health Care Enrollment

With just days remaining before the deadline to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's signature health care law, recruiters in the District are leaving no stone unturned.

Ministers Join Fight Against 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Leading ministers of the National Baptist Convention, USA., Inc., announced Tuesday they are working to repeal the controversial "stand your ground" laws around the country through a newly-formed National Pastors' Task Force.

CBC Demands Change to 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

The Congressional Black Caucus is the latest organization to formally protest "stand your ground" laws in place throughout the nation, arguing that they are racially discriminatory and should be repealed in the states that have them.

NNPA Luncheon Focuses on Black Economics, Growing Income Gap

The economic status of African-Americans and the "crisis-level" income gap between the rich and the poor was the agenda of this year's State of the Black Press luncheon Friday at the National Press Club in D.C.

NNPA Honors Parents of Slain Black Teens

The parents of slain teens Hadiya Pendleton and Jordan Davis were honored at an awards dinner Thursday by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) for their efforts to eradicate gun violence in the wake of their children's deaths.

Reforming Mandatory Minimum Sentences

President Barack Obama and his staff have joined others in an effort to reduce mandatory minimum sentences for minor drug offenses.

Coalition to Issue Report on State of Black Women in U.S.

A women-based initiative of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation will release a report reviewing the overall status of black women in the nation during its third annual conference later this month in the District.

CBC Takes Paul Ryan to Task for Poverty Remarks

The leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus criticized Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, for remarks he made during a recent television appearance belittling Americans who live in poverty.

Al Sharpton Leads Fla. Rally to End 'Stand Your Ground' Law

The Rev. Al Sharpton, joined by the parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, led a crowd of hundreds Monday to the steps of Florida's state Capitol in a demonstration against the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.

Ophelia DeVore, 93, Famed Model, Businesswoman, Dies

Ophelia DeVore, known for her pioneering efforts in the fields of beauty, fashion, modeling, and entertainment, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. She was 92 years old.