U.Va. Student Makes Court Appearance for Violent Bar Encounter with Police

Martese Johnson, a black 20-year-old University of Virginia student who was injured earlier this month in an altercation with Alcoholic Beverage Control officers outside a Charlottesville bar, made his first court appearance Thursday to face charges stemming from the incident.

Fauntroy's Friends Lead Fundraising Initiative

Growing concern for the well-being of the Rev. Walter Fauntroy and his wife Dorothy has led a number of supporters and friends to rally around the couple in their time of need.

National Urban League Report: Blacks Remain in Crisis

The words of the celebrated author Charles Dickens — "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times" — may aptly describe the situation that blacks and Latinos continue to face in America.

Unrest in Missouri: Lost Opportunity for McCullough, Belmar

The Ferguson protest movement suddenly has a mystery on its hands, which could have been a murder mystery, given that it involves bullets leaving a .40 calibre handgun and piercing the face and shoulder of two unsuspecting victims.

FBI Joins Probe of Black Man Found Hanging from Tree in Mississippi

The FBI said Friday that 30 state, federal, local investigators are probing the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi.

My Brother's Keeper Exceeding Goals

On Feb. 27, 2014, five young District of Columbia Higher Education Readiness Opportunity Scholars joined the president for the launch of his My Brother's Keeper initiative, an effort to create opportunities for young men and boys of color. A little ...

Women Travel from N.C. to D.C. to Push Senators on Loretta Lynch Confirmation

A coalition of women from North Carolina converged Tuesday on D.C. to push their senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general.

Ferguson Police Chief Steps Down

Thomas Jackson, chief of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, resigned Wednesday, a week after a federal probe determined the department has a culture of racial bias.

In Selma, Obama Proved He's 'Black Enough'

Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? After a 33-minute speech Saturday in Selma, Alabama commemorating the Selma to Montgomery March and passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, nobody ...

Ferguson Increased Revenue by Targeting Blacks

The Justice Department's recent investigation of the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department not only revealed widespread racism in its operation, but described how poor Blacks were targeted to boost the sagging revenues of small municipalities.

Obama at Selma: 'Our March is Not Yet Finished'

President Obama, speaking Saturday in Selma, Alabama, to mark the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," told tens of thousands in attendance that while true equality in the nation hasn't yet been achieved, the bravery of those who marched on that ...

Bowie State Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence

When the 40 African-American founders opened what was then called the Baltimore Normal School on Jan. 9, 1865, their mission was to establish educational facilities across Maryland that would help educate the more than 85,000 newly emancipated slaves. Today, the ...

Attallah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X, Inspires Crowd

Ambassador Attallah Shabazz, the eldest daughter of Malcolm X, spoke to a packed crowd in the University of the District of Columbia's Theater of the Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 26 about her father's legacy, self-love and cultural unity in ...

Justice Dept. Declines to Charge Ferguson Police Officer for Michael Brown Shooting

The Justice Department officially decided Wednesday that it would not bring criminal charges against former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.

GOP Lawmaker Blasted for Comments on Blacks, Welfare

A Republican congressman is under fire for claiming blacks in his hometown of Wall, Mississippi, are more prone to joblessness and applying for welfare and food stamps.