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.

Koch Brothers Donate $25 Million to UNCF

The Koch brothers, known in political circles as generous supporters of conservative causes and opponents of President Obama, recently donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund.

Pastor Jamal Bryant Defends Chris Brown Quote During Sermon

Jamal Bryant, the high-profile pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, defended himself amid backlash from a recent sermon regarding the state of the black church and black family in which he used the word "hoes."

Memorial Service for Maya Angelou Will Be Shown Live Online Saturday

A memorial service for world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will be held Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Services Set for Raymond Boone, Richmond Free Press Publisher

A funeral service for Raymond H. Boone Sr., founder and publisher of the Richmond Free Press, will be held June 10 at 12:30 p.m. in Richmond's New Deliverance Evangelistic Church.

Rachel Jeantel Graduates High School

A year after testifying during the George Zimmerman trial on behalf of her close friend Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantel marched across a Miami auditorium stage recently to accept her high school diploma.

Norton Nominee Receives Senate Confirmation for Federal Judgeship

Tanya Chutkan, an Eleanor Holmes Norton-recommended nominee for judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, received confirmation Wednesday from the U.S. Senate, becoming just the second black woman to serve on the court in 32 years.