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Obama Lauds African-Americans at Outset of Black History Month

President Obama recognized the heroes of African-American history by proclaiming the month of February as National African American History Month.

Feds Issue Guide on Human-Trafficking Prevention to Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has released a guide on identifying and preventing human trafficking to help teachers and administrators handle such issues with their students.

Angela Davis Still an Activist

Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, emotions and thoughts automatically ensue.

NNPA Holding Midwinter Meeting in Nassau

The annual midwinter meeting of the National Newspaper Publishers Association opens in the Bahamas on Wednesday and runs through Saturday.

Drone Crashes on White House Grounds; Government Employee Responsible

A two-foot-long drone crashed Monday on the White House lawn, the latest in a string of security breaches on the grounds.

Bowser, Mayors File Brief for Immigration Reform

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has joined mayors from across the nation to file an amicus brief in support of President Obama's executive action on immigration reform.

Washington Informer CBC Report

The office of D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, announced on Jan. 13 that Norton had requested a National Transportation Safety Board staff briefing, which took place that day, and a regional ...

Marilyn Tavenner, Top U.S. Health Official, to Step Down

Marilyn Tavenner, the Medicare chief who oversaw the turbulent rollout of President Obama's signature health care law, is resigning, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Ohio Man Arrested, Charged with Bomb Plot on U.S. Capitol

The FBI arrested an Ohio man on Wednesday for plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he planned to target lawmakers with a series of pipe bombs.

Today's Activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement

As millennial activists have assumed leadership roles, there's been friction between them and veteran civil rights organizations.

One Million Could Lose Food Stamps

The economy has continued to improve since the dark days of the economic recession that wreaked havoc on the nation beginning in 2007. But with good news comes a depressing thought for many who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...

MLK Children Battle Over Icon's Bible, Nobel Prize

A federal judge has jumped into the fray involving the children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to decide who gets what memorabilia that belonged to the late civil rights icon.

Former FAMU Band Member Gets 6 Years in Hazing Death

A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to more than 6 years in prison manslaughter and felony hazing in the beating death of drum major Robert Champion, the Associated Press reported.

With a Criminal Record, It's One Strike and You're Out

Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs, when both were arrested. That was 10 years ago. Lewis, now 35, said he is still paying for the mistake.

Mychal Bell of 'Jena 6' Graduates from Southern U.

Mychal Bell, one of the members of Louisiana's "Jena 6," graduated in December from Southern University in Baton Rouge with a bachelor's degree in education.