Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in Wake of Riots, Violence

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has been fired, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday.

Power Talk Summit Addresses Race

The nation's top thinkers, scholars and social activists convened in the District for a two-day lecture series to address racism and upward mobility for African-Americans in light of the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre.

Eric Holder Returns to Private Practice

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his return to private law Monday as a partner in the firm he left to work at the Justice Department under the Obama administration.

S.C. Senate Affirms Vote to Remove Confederate Flag from Statehouse

The South Carolina Senate voted Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia.

Confederate Statue on UNC Campus Vandalized

A statue at the University of North Carolina dedicated to Confederate soldiers was found spray-painted Sunday with the words "murderer," "KKK" and "black lives matter."

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Say 1st Amendment 'Goes Too Far': Poll

The Newseum Institute, in partnership with USA Today, released Friday the results of its annual State of the First Amendment survey, which shows 19 percent of Americans think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees — ...

Black Church Burnings Escalate in South

A black church in South Carolina burned down nearly 20 years ago by the Ku Klux Klan became one of seven black churches that have burned in the past 10 days in six southern states.

Obama to Address NAACP's Annual Convention

President Obama will address the 106th NAACP convention in Philadelphia on July 14, event organizers announced Wednesday.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

After much anticipation and following years of public and private debate, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges on Friday, June 26, that the right to marriage is "fundamental."

Services Held for Two Victims of Charleston Shooting

Funeral services for two victims of the shooting massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, were held at the church nearly two weeks after the deadly rampage.

Nearly 400 Killed by Cops in 2015

Police nationwide have reportedly killed 385 people during the first five months of this year — more than two a day.

Woman Scales Flagpole, Takes Down Confederate Flag at S.C. Statehouse

A day after the funeral for victims of a racially-charged shooting massacre in South Carolina, an activist scaled a flagpole outside the statehouse Saturday morning and took down the Confederate battle flag.

Obama: Charleston Victims Found 'Amazing Grace'

President Barack Obama delivered Friday the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney — one of the nine victims in last week's church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina — describing him as a "man of God who lived by faith."

Supreme Court: Same-Sex Marriage is Legal Nationwide

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the nation.

Farrakhan Crystallizes Mission of March

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, in D.C. to divulge plans for this fall's 20th anniversary celebration of the Million Man March, said blacks in the U.S. have no choice but to unify for justice amid the slate of murders ...