White House Summit Examines Changing Roles of Fathers

Business leaders, researchers, athletes and Obama administration officials hosted more than 100 fathers at the White House at a recent summit that addressed the needs of today's working fathers.

Many Blacks Balance Work, School

Sixty-five percent of African-American undergraduates attend college as independent students, balancing work and family responsibilities in addition to their academic pursuits.

Holder Endorses Shorter Terms of Imprisoned Drug Offenders

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the Justice Department supports a proposal to allow some people serving time in federal prison for nonviolent drug offenses to be eligible for reduced sentences.

Obama's Executive Order Pushes to Lower Student Loan Debt

President Obama signed an executive order Monday mandating that borrowers of student loans can pay at only 10 percent of their monthly income, part of his attempt to ease the increasing burden of student loan debt.

Koch Brothers Donate $25 Million to UNCF

The Koch brothers, known in political circles as generous supporters of conservative causes and opponents of President Obama, recently donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund.

Pastor Jamal Bryant Defends Chris Brown Quote During Sermon

Jamal Bryant, the high-profile pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, defended himself amid backlash from a recent sermon regarding the state of the black church and black family in which he used the word "hoes."

Memorial Service for Maya Angelou Will Be Shown Live Online Saturday

A memorial service for world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will be held Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Services Set for Raymond Boone, Richmond Free Press Publisher

A funeral service for Raymond H. Boone Sr., founder and publisher of the Richmond Free Press, will be held June 10 at 12:30 p.m. in Richmond's New Deliverance Evangelistic Church.

Rachel Jeantel Graduates High School

A year after testifying during the George Zimmerman trial on behalf of her close friend Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantel marched across a Miami auditorium stage recently to accept her high school diploma.

Norton Nominee Receives Senate Confirmation for Federal Judgeship

Tanya Chutkan, an Eleanor Holmes Norton-recommended nominee for judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, received confirmation Wednesday from the U.S. Senate, becoming just the second black woman to serve on the court in 32 years.

Raymond Boone, Publisher of Richmond Free Press, Dies

Raymond H. Boone, founder and publisher of the prize-winning weekly newspaper the Richmond Free Press, died at his home Tuesday after a bout with pancreatic cancer.

Health Care, Finances Among Top Priorities for Blacks over 50, AARP Survey Finds

An AARP survey released Monday shows that health care, education, financial security and the digital divide are among the most important social issues for African-Americans aged 50 and older.

NAACP Praises Initial 'Brother's Keeper' Report

The NAACP lauded the initial task force report for "My Brother's Keeper" — President Obama's initiative to help young black males succeed in America — as a sign that the program is on the right track.

NAACP Legal Team Blasts Alabama Voting Rules

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is protesting Alabama election rules that require voters without photo identification to either prove their identities or have election officials vouch for them.

Maya Angelou's Love of Life, Talent Remembered

Friends and colleagues lauded the late Maya Angelou, who danced, acted, belted out songs, penned soaring poetry and captivating novels that chronicled some of the horrors of her young life and her ability to rise above circumstances that might have ...