Army Updates Policy that OKs Use of Word 'Negro'

The U.S. Army has updated a policy that allowed service members to use the word "Negro" to refer to black or African-American personnel.

Former FAMU Band Member Convicted in Hazing Death

A former Florida A&M University band member was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing in the beating death of drum major Robert Champion, the Associated Press reported.

Prosecutor Defends Grand Jury Process in Michael Brown Case

St. Louis County prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch released Friday an op-ed that outlines, in brief, the grand jury process and claims that the grand jury review of the evidence underway in the killing of Michael Brown is uncorrupted and fair.

Justice Dept. to Tour Nation for Anniversary of Anti-Violence Act

The Department of Justice announced Thursday a nationwide tour to visit recipients of grants from the Office on Violence Against Women, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

Most Middle-Class Black Children Will Be Poorer than Parents: Study

An unsettling majority of middle-class black children will grow up to earn less money than their parents, according to a new study by researchers for the District-based Brookings Institution.

NNPA President Chavis Envisions Black Press as 'Mainstream'

Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called.

Charles Barkley: Blacks Hold Other Blacks Back

Charles Barkley caused a stir with recent comments about why Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reportedly isn't liked by some of his teammates.

Constance 'Connie' Harper, 81, Executive Editor of Cleveland Call & Post, Dies

Civil rights advocate and longtime Call and Post Newspaper Associate Publisher and Executive Editor Constance "Connie" Harper died Friday at a Dayton, Ohio, hospital where she was on life support after suffering a heart attack. She was 81.

Police Ready for Riots Ahead of Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson

Missouri police are steeling themselves for a grand jury's decision on whether to charge the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old this summer in a St. Louis suburb.

For Many, Voting Rights Remain at Risk

Many Americans now find that voting is viewed as a privilege instead of a right.

Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee, 93, Dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, died Tuesday. He was 93.

NAACP LDF Honors John Payton with Fellowship

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is honoring the late John Payton with a fellowship that will give a mid-level lawyer the opportunity to spend a year as a staff attorney for the organization, litigating civil rights cases.

CNN Pulls Support of Black Journalists Association

CNN has dropped its support of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) after being called out by the organization for its dwindling number of black employees.

Florida Man Gets Life Sentence For Killing Black Teen

A Florida man convicted of shooting and killing a teenager over a dispute about loud music at a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

Biden’s Son Discharged from Navy for Positive Cocaine Test

Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged earlier this year from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine in 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal.