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.
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.
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.
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, former model, home decorator, designer and restauranteur, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she announced Sunday.
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.
Sixty-five percent of African-American undergraduates attend college as independent students, balancing work and family responsibilities in addition to their academic pursuits.
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.
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.
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.
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."
A memorial service for world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will be held Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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.
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.
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.