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Phi Beta Sigma to Celebrate Centennial in D.C.

Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., are preparing to color the nation's capital Blue and White during the organization's Centennial Celebration July 16-20, in Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Acquires 'HistoryMakers' Video Collection

The Library of Congress has acquired a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews from the "HistoryMakers" program, which captures and documents African-American history and culture.

CBC Leads Effort in Voting Rights Amendment

Not even the Supreme Court can stop the Congressional Black Caucus from moving forward in its mission to protect African-American voters and others at the polls.

NAACP Calls for New Voting Rights Act

The NAACP told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 struck down last year by the Supreme Court need to be reactivated to ensure citizens will be allowed to vote ...

CBCF Announces 44th Annual Legislative Conference

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation expects more than 10,000 attendees at its 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), scheduled for Sept. 24-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C.

Sharpton Commends Central Park Five Settlement


The Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday's announcement of a $40 million settlement in the controversial Central Park Five case was a "monumental victory" for five young men of color who were unjustly imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit.

New Orleans Students Donate Time, Resources to Philippines

Students from McDonogh 35 Senior High School in New Orleans will travel to the Philippines this summer to offer support to fellow students slammed by a typhoon in November.

CBC to Lead Civil Rights Act Anniversary on June 24

Reps. Marcia Fudge, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and John Lewis will join the bipartisan leadership of both houses of Congress in a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

NAACP Praises Senate for June 25 Voting Rights Hearing

The US Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on restoring sections of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act on June 25, and leaders of the NAACP could not be happier.

Trial Delayed in FAMU Hazing Death

The final five people charged in the 2011 hazing death of the Florida A&M University marching band's drum major have had their trial — which was slated to begin next week — postponed until September.

B. Smith Reveals She Has Alzheimer's

B. Smith, former model, home decorator, designer and restauranteur, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she announced Sunday.

White House Summit Examines Changing Roles of Fathers

Business leaders, researchers, athletes and Obama administration officials hosted more than 100 fathers at the White House at a recent summit that addressed the needs of today's working fathers.

Many Blacks Balance Work, School

Sixty-five percent of African-American undergraduates attend college as independent students, balancing work and family responsibilities in addition to their academic pursuits.

Holder Endorses Shorter Terms of Imprisoned Drug Offenders

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the Justice Department supports a proposal to allow some people serving time in federal prison for nonviolent drug offenses to be eligible for reduced sentences.

Obama's Executive Order Pushes to Lower Student Loan Debt

President Obama signed an executive order Monday mandating that borrowers of student loans can pay at only 10 percent of their monthly income, part of his attempt to ease the increasing burden of student loan debt.