President Obama delivered a groundbreaking speech Tuesday on juvenile and criminal justice reform at the 106th annual NAACP convention, articulating the challenges faced by black and brown communities in the criminal justice system.
Before their falls from grace, Bill Cosby and Michael Jackson had something else in common: a known affinity for and connection to Walt Disney World. But while one of them has apparently been forgiven by the famed theme park, the ...
Denise Rolark Barnes, the new chair of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says the federation of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers will continue to not only thrive but grow as it begins its 75th year.
On the first day of a federal trial challenging North Carolina's voter suppression law, the state's branch of the NAACP — one of the lead plaintiffs in the case — presented evidence Monday that the law is unconstitutional and violates ...
New York City announced Monday it has reached a $5.9 million settlement with the family of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was choked to death during an altercation with city police last summer.
President Obama commuted Monday the prison sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, saying they were not "hardened criminals" and their punishments were too harsh for the crimes they were convicted of.
The Confederate battle flag came down from the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on Friday morning after flying on the grounds for more than four decades, ending a longtime battle to remove the flag that intensified with the Charleston church ...
The South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia, as the flashpoint in a renewed nationwide push to do away with the flag draws to a close.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has been fired, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday.
The nation's top thinkers, scholars and social activists convened in the District for a two-day lecture series to address racism and upward mobility for African-Americans in light of the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his return to private law Monday as a partner in the firm he left to work at the Justice Department under the Obama administration.
The South Carolina Senate voted Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia.
A statue at the University of North Carolina dedicated to Confederate soldiers was found spray-painted Sunday with the words "murderer," "KKK" and "black lives matter."
The Newseum Institute, in partnership with USA Today, released Friday the results of its annual State of the First Amendment survey, which shows 19 percent of Americans think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees — ...
A black church in South Carolina burned down nearly 20 years ago by the Ku Klux Klan became one of seven black churches that have burned in the past 10 days in six southern states.