NAACP Wants Separate Probe of Delaware Shooting Death

The NAACP has called for an independent investigation by a special prosecutor of the fatal police shooting of a 28-year-old man in a wheelchair in Wilmington, Delaware.

Mothers Remember Slain Sons at Caucus

The mothers of several unarmed Black males killed by law enforcement brought their sons' stories to Washington last week to kick off the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus.

Obama Celebrates Black Women in Phoenix Awards Dinner Speech

During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in "every great movement in American history" and pledged to address challenges they face in the ...

Black Businesswomen Still Lagging Behind

While Black women have made tremendous strides over the past 30 years, rising to the top of Fortune 500 companies, serving at the highest levels of the federal government and sponsoring legislature that has changed the nation, they’re still at ...

CBC Backs 'Black Lives Matter' Movement at Forum

Highly esteemed politicians and public figures convened Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual conference in D.C. to discuss the most pressing issues affecting the black community.

Black 'HistoryMakers' to Participate in Day of Service

Looking back upon her childhood, journalist and author Donna Britt remembers the early influence of 19th-century abolitionist Louisa May Alcott who inspired her to become a writer.

NAACP March for Justice Ends at Lincoln Memorial

The climax of America's Journey for Justice March from Selma, Alabama, ended with a rally Tuesday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Race Survey Results Revealed

A new survey on race relations in America shows that a vast majority of Americans agree that race relations are better than they were 50 years ago but not better than 10 years ago.

D.C. Welcomes Congressional Black Caucus

The 45th Annual Legislative Conference for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation opened on Wednesday with a press conference that addressed CBCF’s plans to advance a national conversation on criminal justice reform.

Tuskegee Airman Lt. Calvin Spann Laid to Rest in N.J.

Lt. Calvin Spann, an original Tuskegee Airman and fighter pilot, will be laid to rest Tuesday with military honors at the East Ridgelawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Clifton, New Jersey.

NAACP 'Journey' March Focuses on Voting Rights in N.C.

America's Journey for Justice, an 860-mile walk led by the NAACP, is considered the longest walk advocating civil rights in history. The distance traveled in this walk is longer than Mohandas Gandhi's 240-mile Salt March in 1930 and 17 times ...

Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners

This summer, the Department of Education announced an experimental Second Chance Pell Pilot program to examine how such prison education programs could be continued and expanded. It marks the first time in 20 years that qualified students will have access ...

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore Mayor, Won't Seek Re-Election

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday that she won't seek re-election next year, months after she was heavily criticized for her handling of the riots that engulfed parts of the city in the wake of Freddie Gray's death.

D.C. to Observe Sept. 11 Anniversary

Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the worst act of war on American soil in history.

N.C. Court to Decide the Fate of Voting Rights for Blacks

Two pivotal court cases in North Carolina will determine the balance of political power in the state for years to come, and may signal the future of voting rights nationwide, according to civil rights and voting rights advocates working in ...