The NAACP and the Rev. Al Sharpton condemned the New York City police officers who killed an asthmatic Staten Island man Thursday by putting him in a chokehold.
William Spriggs, a professor and past chairman of Howard University's economics department, was recently selected by the NAACP as this year's recipient of the organization's Benjamin L. Hooks "Keeper of the Flame" Award.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden will be one of the speakers at this year's NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas.
A year after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, civil rights leaders and activists have ramped up efforts to challenge a criminal justice system that often treats blacks and women as ...
The Department of Labor reported a significant dip in unemployment among blacks, but the rate is still unconscionably high, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said.
The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to establish a national historical park at Harriet Tubman's former home and related properties in Auburn, New York, and her childhood residences on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge (D), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, criticized House Speaker John Boehner for his efforts to sue President Obama over alleged abuses of executive authority.
The family of a woman who was captured on video being beaten by a police officer on a California freeway was joined Thursday by several civil rights leaders in their call for criminal charges during a press conference in Los ...
As the nation prepared to mark the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer — that violent and heady 10 weeks during which Northern volunteers joined forces with Southern activists in Mississippi, all working to meaningfully enfranchise black residents — I felt ...
The Department of Justice, in conjunction with Howard University, will host a celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The Freedom Riders spoke during a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
Valerie Montgomery Rice, the executive vice president and dean of Morehouse's School of Medicine, is the school's newest president and the first black woman to lead an independent medical school.
Fueled by rising concerns shared by members of a shrinking middle class and the working poor, hundreds of concerned citizens gathered June 23 in the nation's capital calling for change.
The Navy made history Tuesday when it promoted Michelle Howard, an African-American, to be its first female four-star admiral.