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Obama's Attempts to Close Digital Divide Jeopardized by Legal Dispute

A rather obscure legal dispute before the International Trade Commission has direct ramifications for President Obama's goal of ensuring that the most vulnerable Americans are not deprived of the tools for advancement that the Internet provides.

Julian Bond, 75, Civil Rights Icon, Dies

Julian Bond, immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, a founding member and communications director of the SNCC and co-founder of the SPLC, died Saturday night at the age of 75.

Obama, Officials Mark 50th Voting Rights Act Anniversary

It was March 7, 1965, and the beaten, bloodied and often jailed but still resilient leaders of the civil rights movement had reached a crossroads. Something needed to be done and fast.

Violence Mars Michael Brown Anniversary

A march to observe the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, turned into another police-involved shooting and a disruption of peace as some threw rocks and bottles at police officers who exchanged gunfire and wounded ...

Fattah: 'Will Not Retreat From Innocence'

Democratic Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has spoken out against the corruption charges that have been levied against him.

Accra Mayor Speaks at Vatican

The Honorable Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije recently presented his proposed post-2015 development agenda, dubbed "Sustainable Development Goals," at the Vatican.

Ferguson: One Year Later

It's been one year since the murder of Michael Brown galvanized the Ferguson, Mo., community and forced the nation to face the horrors of police violence. And as the activist slogan asserts, the ensuing protests have become a movement, not ...

Police: Man Shot at Ferguson Protest Opened Fire on Officers First

A young man is in "critical, unstable" condition in a St. Louis hospital after going down in gunfire from four St. Louis County plainclothes detectives after he opened fire on them first after 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, St. Louis County ...

Bill Cosby Ordered to Give Deposition in Molestation Suit

A Los Angeles judge has ordered Bill Cosby to give a deposition in a lawsuit by a woman who says she was molested at 15 by the comedian at the Playboy Mansion more than four decades ago.

Low-Income Residents Gain Access to Renewable Energy

The District Department of the Environment has announced a commitment to invest up to $6 million in bringing renewable energy access and community solar projects to low-income households in the District.

Residents, Police Join Forces to Fight Crime

Millions of Americans throughout the country participated Tuesday in the 32nd annual National Night Out event.

Citizens Outraged as the Deaths of Black Women Soar

Amid the bustling streets of Washington, D.C., in the midst of Monday morning traffic, a growing body of protesters could be heard for blocks.

NAACP Leads March for Black Lives

The movement that began in a bungalow is traveling nearly 900 miles to the home of Dr. King's "Dream."

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down Texas' voter ID law, which it says violates the Voting Rights Act.

Firing of Black Police Chief in Pocomoke City, Md., Deepens Town's Racial Divide

The firing of a black police chief on Maryland's Eastern Shore has split a small town, with citizens calling for his reinstatement while town officials defend their decision to let him go.