Report Shows the Color of Justice

Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded.

Brain-Dead Girl's Parents Want Court Ruling Reversed

The parents of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead late last year, now want her declared alive after doctors have found signs of brain functions, a family attorney said.

Same-Sex Marriages Begin in Va. after Supreme Court Ruling

Same-sex marriages in Virginia have officially begun in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to enter the fray, as previous rulings by lower courts prohibiting bans were upheld Monday for Virginia and 10 other states.

Demonstrators 'Disrupt' St. Louis Symphony Singing a 'Requiem for Mike Brown'

Just after intermission, about 50 people disrupted the St. Louis Symphony's performance of Brahms Requiem on Saturday night, singing "Justice for Mike Brown."

What to Look For In Dueling Autopsies of Michael Brown

Michael Baden, the veteran medical examiner chosen to autopsy the body by Brown's family, has released the preliminary results of his autopsy and both the St. Louis County Medical Examiner and U.S. Justice Department have announced plans to conduct or ...

Mo. Hip-Hop Artist's Video Calls for Action against Police Violence

A hip-hop artist from East St. Louis who joined legions of protesters on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of a fatal police shooting of a black teen has produced a video he hopes will be a call ...

NAACP Report Calls for State, Federal Intervention in Racial Profiling

NAACP officials released a report on racial profiling that urges federal and state officials to enact legislation to outlaw discriminatory police practices.

Justice Department Officials Visit Ferguson

Justice Department officials wrapped a two-day visit Friday to Ferguson, Missouri, after meeting with city and community leaders, part of a federal probe of the fatal police shooting of a black teen that sparked weeks of civil unrest.

Secret Service Director Pierson Steps Down Amid Scandal

Julia Pierson, the director of the U.S. Secret Service, resigned Tuesday amid high-profile security breaches involving the White House and President Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

Obama Extolls Successes, Concerns at CBC Gala

The 44th Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference culminated Sept. 27 with the yearly Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest Washington, celebrating the accomplishments of African-American lawmakers and honoring several black trailblazers.

Eric Holder Remains Committed to His Mission

One day after announcing his resignation, Attorney General Eric Holder came to the friendly confines of the Congressional Black Caucus, where he reiterated the Department of Justice's intention to continue "acting aggressively to ensure that every American can exercise his ...

Mayors' Conference Focuses on Ferguson, Obama Initiative

Mayors from across the nation convened this week in California to discuss a wealth of topics, including the economy, President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative and the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

HistoryMakers Encourage Students to Excel

A Chicago-based program pays tribute annually to an esteemed cadre of African-American leaders, who visit public schools across the nation to inspire students to commit to excellence in education.

Eric Holder to Step Down as Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he will resign after six years at the head of Justice Department.

Obama to Speak at CBCF Annual Gala

President Obama will be the keynote speaker for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual dinner on Sept. 27, the organization announced Friday afternoon.