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Rosa Parks Collection Heads to Library of Congress

Hundreds of items that belonged to the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks will be housed for the next 10 years at the Library of Congress.

Elderly Interracial Couple in Virginia Fights for Marriage

An elderly interracial couple in Northern Virginia who dated for 10 years before tying the knot a month ago are fighting family members in court to keep their marriage intact.

Ladies-Only Taxi Service to Debut in NYC

A new taxi service in New York will offer female drivers exclusively, catering to female riders.

McDonnell, Wife Guilty of Corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were found guilty Thursday in a U.S. District Court in Richmond on multiple counts of federal corruption.

Holder to Launch Broad Investigation of Ferguson Police

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department will conduct a sweeping civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department in the wake of an unarmed black teen's death, saying there is cause to investigate whether the ...

Conversations and Protests Continue Post-Ferguson

Over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, hundreds marched and held a rally in memory of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Millions of Americans Struggle with Hunger, Federal Report Shows

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released its annual report on household food security, which found that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013 — a slight decline since 2011 but well above the rates of food ...

New York Bank Accused of Refusing Mortgages to Blacks

Evans Bank in New York is being sued by the state over accusations that its mortgage lenders refused financing to African-Americans in Buffalo.

Safe Passage Routes Ease Worries for Chicago Students

With Chicago's Safe Passage paths manned by more than 1,000 security personnel, parents were relieved that there were no distractions on the first day of school, such as worries of students entering gang territories and conflicts.

Push to Recruit Black, Latino Nurses

Because of the lack of minorities who serve as registered nurses, the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign and Macy's department store have continued its three-year partnership in which 16 scholarships of $2,500 each are awarded annually to ...

Michael Brown Laid to Rest

Almost 5,000 mourners packed Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis two weeks after a white police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

CBCF Announces Two Honorees for Phoenix Awards Dinner

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Incorporated announced Wednesday two honorees for its annual Phoenix Awards Dinner, the culminating event of the 44th Annual Legislative Conference.

Phi Beta Sigma Ratchets Up Anti-Hazing Commitment

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is set to bolster its third annual National Anti-Hazing Campaign with three weeks of workshops, meetings and fraternally activities.

SCLC Focuses on Ferguson Riots

As protests and violence continue to rock Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer, the comparisons to the fight for civil rights and the chaos that served as its ...

St. Louis Police Officers Shoot, Kill Black Man, 23, Holding Knife

A black man was fatally shot by St. Louis police Tuesday after wielding a knife at the officers, authorities said.