CBC Presses AG Lynch on Police Shootings of Unarmed Blacks

The Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference Thursday outside Justice Department headquarters in northwest D.C. calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to properly investigate and prosecute law enforcement officials who intentionally kill unarmed blacks.

Obama Closes CBCF Dinner with Call to Vote

President Barack Obama poured his heart out Saturday to fellow constituents and black Americans at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner, issuing a fervent call to action to hit the polls on Election Day in November.

AU Protest Aimed at Racists on Campus

Several alleged incidents of racism at American University recently prompted large protests on the northwest D.C. campus and led the student government to unanimously pass a resolution condemning those acts.

Obama on Trump: 'We've Got a Museum for Him to Visit'

President Barack Obama said in a speech Saturday night at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington, D.C., that Republican presidential candidate Trump tells people "there's never been a worse time to be a Black person" in America.

Voter Suppression Still Evident, CBCF Panel Warns

Alabama is one of several states requiring photo identification to vote in the general election in November. The state also had several motor-vehicle departments shutter in largely-black communities — and many say that's not a coincidence.

Carla Hayden Sworn In as 1st Black, Woman Librarian of Congress

A pivotal moment in history occurred Wednesday as Carla Hayden was sworn in as the head of the Library of Congress — the first African-American and woman to ever assume the role.

Watch Parties Highlight Museum's Opening Week

The grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is upon the world and with anticipation now at a fever pitch for the Sept. 24 official unveiling, museum officials have launched "Lift Every Voice," a ...

CBCF: 'Defining the Moment, Building the Movement'

As the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary, more than 10,000 men, women and youth from across the country will gather in the nation’s capital, eager to weigh in on possible solutions for the myriad of issues ...

Discrimination Suit Filed Against Alabama Judiciary System

A nonpartisan group of private lawyers started at the request of President Kennedy over 50 years ago has taken action against Alabama's judicial system, alleging racial discrimination in the election of state judges.

UNCF's 5K for Education Returns

The preeminent organization responsible for millions of African-Americans receiving a higher education returns with their annual effort to keep the legacy going.

Cops Shoot, Kill Black Man Holding 'Rusty' Pocket Knife Eating in His Backyard

Deborah Frazier called 911 for police to help mediate an argument between her brother, Gregory Frazier, and her daughter at the home they all shared in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her phone call resulted in her brother being shot at least ...

CBC Lauds Airbnb's Anti-Discrimination Efforts

Congressional Black Caucus Chair G. K. Butterfield (NC), Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and California Rep. Barbara Lee issued a joint statement Thursday lauding home-sharing network Airbnb for its efforts to address racial discrimination and abuse.

Remembering 9/11: 15 Years Later

September 11, 2001, will forever be etched in the minds of Americans and the world.

State's Attorney in Trayvon Martin Case Ousted

Angela Corey, the notorious prosecutor who oversaw the failed prosecution of George Zimmerman, lost her re-election bid for Florida's Fourth Judicial Circuit States' Attorney seat in a blowout.

Southern Elections Fund Resurges to Drive Minority Voters

The resurgence of a 1960s organization that helped Black politicians make strides in elections is now working to drive the Black vote in the Black Belt states.