While GOP conservatives have blasted President Obama for issuing executive orders, the NAACP praised the president Friday for an order he signed last week to improve working conditions for those employed by federal contractors.
This year's NAACP convention in Las Vegas was abuzz with talk that Baltimore will be the 2016 convention site — but not so fast, the famed civil rights organization says.
Two sites in Prince George's County have made the final list of proposed locations for the new FBI headquarters, and a group of Maryland lawmakers have begun a full-court press to bring the agency to the state.
Two House members were among group of lawmakers Monday calling on Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to ensure that every American has access to the Internet, regardless of economic status.
President Obama has renamed a fellowship program that educates young African leaders after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Members of the black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma and its sister organization, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., took over D.C. to mark the 100th anniversary of the men's fraternal organization.
Reducing federal prison terms for drug traffickers currently incarcerated has excited a population that had all but given up hope.
Freshman Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) teamed earlier this month to introduce a bill that would radically change the nation's criminal justice system.
A scholar, surgeon and researcher who enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago, has been named as the school's 17th president.
President Obama made an appearance Monday at the Walker Jones Education Campus in D.C., where he expounded on his quest to improve the quality of life for young minority males.
The NAACP and the Rev. Al Sharpton condemned the New York City police officers who killed an asthmatic Staten Island man Thursday by putting him in a chokehold.
William Spriggs, a professor and past chairman of Howard University's economics department, was recently selected by the NAACP as this year's recipient of the organization's Benjamin L. Hooks "Keeper of the Flame" Award.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden will be one of the speakers at this year's NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas.
A year after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, civil rights leaders and activists have ramped up efforts to challenge a criminal justice system that often treats blacks and women as ...
The Department of Labor reported a significant dip in unemployment among blacks, but the rate is still unconscionably high, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said.