Black Girls Overlooked, Underprotected: Report

Black girls are disproportionately suffering from punitive school disciplinary policies and actions yet society fails to take note of their plight the way attention is focused on Black males who get trapped in the school-to-prison pipeline, according to a report ...

Donations Pour In for Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles to Work

A man who walks 21 miles round-trip every day to and from his job has spurred hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from people looking to help.

AME Church Leaders Cite Black Economic Empowerment as 2015 Goal

Nearly 47 years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, as America last month celebrated the King birthday holiday and is now celebrating Black History Month, a group of church leaders appears to be carrying out this Black economic empowerment ...

Lisa Jenkins Selected to Lead Foster Grandparents Program

The National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors has elected Lisa Jenkins to the organization's board of directors.

Obama Lauds African-Americans at Outset of Black History Month

President Obama recognized the heroes of African-American history by proclaiming the month of February as National African American History Month.

Feds Issue Guide on Human-Trafficking Prevention to Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has released a guide on identifying and preventing human trafficking to help teachers and administrators handle such issues with their students.

Angela Davis Still an Activist

Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, emotions and thoughts automatically ensue.

NNPA Holding Midwinter Meeting in Nassau

The annual midwinter meeting of the National Newspaper Publishers Association opens in the Bahamas on Wednesday and runs through Saturday.

Drone Crashes on White House Grounds; Government Employee Responsible

A two-foot-long drone crashed Monday on the White House lawn, the latest in a string of security breaches on the grounds.

Bowser, Mayors File Brief for Immigration Reform

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has joined mayors from across the nation to file an amicus brief in support of President Obama's executive action on immigration reform.

Washington Informer CBC Report

The office of D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, announced on Jan. 13 that Norton had requested a National Transportation Safety Board staff briefing, which took place that day, and a regional ...

Marilyn Tavenner, Top U.S. Health Official, to Step Down

Marilyn Tavenner, the Medicare chief who oversaw the turbulent rollout of President Obama's signature health care law, is resigning, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Ohio Man Arrested, Charged with Bomb Plot on U.S. Capitol

The FBI arrested an Ohio man on Wednesday for plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he planned to target lawmakers with a series of pipe bombs.

Today's Activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement

As millennial activists have assumed leadership roles, there's been friction between them and veteran civil rights organizations.

One Million Could Lose Food Stamps

The economy has continued to improve since the dark days of the economic recession that wreaked havoc on the nation beginning in 2007. But with good news comes a depressing thought for many who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...