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Lockheed Martin's Stephanie Hill wins Black Engineering Award

Stephanie C. Hill, president of Information Systems and Global Solutions at the Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been chosen Black engineer of the year by the Baltimore-based Be Everything You Are organization.

Michelle Obama Turns 50, Embraces Milestone

First lady Michelle Obama turned 50 Friday and said she's never felt more confident or clear about who she is as a woman.

Alexandria May Stop Naming Streets after Confederates

The Alexandria City Council is considering eliminating a section of the city code requiring all new north-south roads to be named for Confederate military leaders.

Proposed Tobacco Settlement Excludes Black Media

The U.S. Justice Department and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund have reached an agreement with the four major tobacco companies that requires them to spend more than $30 million advertising with the three major television networks and run full-page ads ...

Franklin McCain, 73, Member of 'Greensboro Four,' Dies

Franklin McCain, one of the "Greensboro Four" who helped end segregation in the South by sitting at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina, has died. He was 73.

Congressional Black Caucus Prepares 2014 Agenda

While the Congressional Black Caucus continues to hammer out details of its 2014 agenda, an organization spokesperson said it's a safe bet that poverty and the economy will again top the organization's to-do list this year.

'Tis the Season for Black Nonprofits to Suffer

In Black America, the season for giving has also produced another little talked-about reality: Some causes suffer mightily.

CBC's Fudge: Poverty Still Rampant 50 Years After Johnson

Fifty years after President Johnson began a war on poverty, too many poor Americans still live "on the outskirts of hope," Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge said on Wednesday, the anniversary of Johnson's declaration.

Watt Sworn In as Housing Agency Director

Former North Carolina Rep. Melvin L. Watt was sworn in Monday as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, nearly a year after President Obama nominated him for the post.

Brain Dead Teen Moved from Calif. Hospital

An attorney for the family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl California girl declared brain dead nearly a month ago, has confirmed that she's been moved from the Children's Hospital of Oakland to undisclosed location.

O.J. Simpson to Obama: I Have Terminal Cancer

Fearing he may have terminal brain cancer, imprisoned football legend O.J. Simpson has appealed to President Obama for clemency.

D.C. Region Steadies as Snowstorm Approaches

The D.C. region will largely be spared the wrath of the first winter storm of the new year, which is expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some areas of the country as it makes its way ...

National/International: 2013 in Review

In 2013, the majority of stories focused on President Barack Obama and Tea Party leaders’ inability to reach a budget agreement.

Baltimore Mayor Focuses on Unemployed Residents

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is hosting an event Friday with officials from the city's Office of Employment Development to focus attention to services available for jobless residents.

Bright Lights Hit the National Zoo

Every winter, families from across the D.C. metropolitan region visit the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Northwest to take part in ZooLights, a Pepco-sponsored festival that provides an array of fun-filled activities for families and raises awareness about the plight of ...