Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded.
The parents of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead late last year, now want her declared alive after doctors have found signs of brain functions, a family attorney said.
Same-sex marriages in Virginia have officially begun in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to enter the fray, as previous rulings by lower courts prohibiting bans were upheld Monday for Virginia and 10 other states.
Just after intermission, about 50 people disrupted the St. Louis Symphony's performance of Brahms Requiem on Saturday night, singing "Justice for Mike Brown."
Michael Baden, the veteran medical examiner chosen to autopsy the body by Brown's family, has released the preliminary results of his autopsy and both the St. Louis County Medical Examiner and U.S. Justice Department have announced plans to conduct or ...
A hip-hop artist from East St. Louis who joined legions of protesters on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of a fatal police shooting of a black teen has produced a video he hopes will be a call ...
NAACP officials released a report on racial profiling that urges federal and state officials to enact legislation to outlaw discriminatory police practices.
Justice Department officials wrapped a two-day visit Friday to Ferguson, Missouri, after meeting with city and community leaders, part of a federal probe of the fatal police shooting of a black teen that sparked weeks of civil unrest.
Julia Pierson, the director of the U.S. Secret Service, resigned Tuesday amid high-profile security breaches involving the White House and President Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.
The 44th Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference culminated Sept. 27 with the yearly Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest Washington, celebrating the accomplishments of African-American lawmakers and honoring several black trailblazers.
One day after announcing his resignation, Attorney General Eric Holder came to the friendly confines of the Congressional Black Caucus, where he reiterated the Department of Justice's intention to continue "acting aggressively to ensure that every American can exercise his ...
Mayors from across the nation convened this week in California to discuss a wealth of topics, including the economy, President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative and the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
A Chicago-based program pays tribute annually to an esteemed cadre of African-American leaders, who visit public schools across the nation to inspire students to commit to excellence in education.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he will resign after six years at the head of Justice Department.
President Obama will be the keynote speaker for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual dinner on Sept. 27, the organization announced Friday afternoon.