GOP Quashes CBC Attempt to Oust Issa

The Congressional Black Caucus, upset by the recent treatment of Rep. Elijah Cummings as the ranking Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee by its chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), sent a letter on Thursday to House Speaker John ...

Adegbile's Rejection Outrages Civil Rights Leaders

Civil rights leaders are disappointed by the U.S. Senate's failure to confirm Debo Adegbile, President Obama's pick for assistant attorney general for civil rights.

Gun Violence Aimed at Black Males Triggers Concern

Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more by gun violence than young black males.

Va. Black Lawmakers Protest Harry Byrd Honor

Five members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus walked out of a state senate legislative session Feb. 28 — the last day of Black History Month — when the body passed a resolution honoring late U.S. Sen. Harry Byrd, who ...

Michelle Obama Visits D.C. Charter School Ahead of China Trip

To prepare for her first trip later this month to China, first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday visited Yu Ying Public Charter School in Northeast D.C., where she sought advice from a group of 6th-graders who traveled there last year.

Obama Appoints Urban League's Morial to Financial Advisory Council

President Obama appointed Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, to a panel that will counsel the administration on helping young people make wise financial decisions.

NAACP Mourns Passing of Jackson, Miss., Mayor

NAACP interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller joined civil and political leaders across the country in mourning the death of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.

Obama Announces 'My Brother’s Keeper' Initiative to Help Minority Boys

President Obama, in front of a distinguished group of mostly black boys and young men at the White House on Thursday, launched "My Brother's Keeper," a multi-agency effort initiative to secure economic, political, social and cultural opportunities for young men ...

Brazile, DNC Launches Voter Expansion Project

Donna Brazile, a District resident and the vice chairwoman of voter registration and participation for the Democratic National Committee, has started a new project to educate voters about their rights and to get people to cast their ballot.

Attorney General Eric Holder Briefly Hospitalized on Thursday

Attorney General Eric Holder was briefly hospitalized Thursday after falling ill during staff meeting, a Justice Department official said.

Trayvon Martin Vigils Mark 2nd Anniversary of Teen's Death

Vigils and rallies in memory of Trayvon Martin are being held in cities and communities nationwide on Wednesday, which marks two years since the teen was slain.

African American Civil War Memorial Launches Fundraiser to Repair Bullet Damage

In response to the vast outpouring of support and concern about the recent shooting at the African American Civil War Memorial, the nonprofit foundation that built the memorial and operates a museum at the site is sponsoring Rally on the ...

Jackson Worried About Comcast-Time Warner Merger

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, voiced his concern about the proposed blockbuster merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

Court Assumes Temporary Control of MLK Bible, Nobel Prize

A judge in Georgia ruled Wednesday that the traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. be kept in a court-controlled safe deposit box until King's children settle a long-standing legal battle over the ...

World Bank Critics Seek Outside Help

Over the past three decades, this venerable institution has been roiled by charges from current and former employees about the deep-seated racial bias and discrimination at the Bank.