Wade Henderson Prepares to Pass the Baton

After 20 years leading one of the nation's most respected organizations that has served as the lobbying arm of the civil rights movement, its president and CEO, Wade Henderson, has announced that he will step down at the end of ...

Black Veteran Organizations Focus on Health

Calvin Shields has been a service officer for 40 years at the National Association for Black Veterans, where he's helped to address the unmet needs of minority and economically disadvantage veterans. He and others have drawn attention to the plight ...

CBC Urges More Judiciary Diversity

The importance of the judiciary cannot be overstated as its primary role continues to be to defend and uphold the United States Constitution and ensure that the rule of law prevails, said Congressional Black Caucus Chair G.K. Butterfield.

National Congress of Black Women Salutes U.S. Veterans

The National Congress of Black Women hailed all military members on Veterans Day, thanking them for their service to the country.

University of Missouri Professor's Resignation the Latest in Fallout from Racist Incidents

An assistant communications professor at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism resigned Tuesday after she was recorded attempting to block a student journalist from photographing campus protesters, the latest in the fallout from the rising racial tension at the ...

Moziah Bridges, 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Honored by Time Magazine

Moziah Bridges, a Memphis-born fashion executive all of 13 years old, was recently named one of Time magazine's 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015.

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Project

President Obama rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline project Friday after seven years of consideration, saying the pipeline "would not serve the national interests."

Federal Financial Agencies Lack Workforce Diversity: Report

A Democratic Financial Services Committee report released Thursday reveals federal financial services agencies have yet to reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the American population in their workforces.

Nationals Team Up for Student Film Competition

The Washington Nationals and White House Historical Association are forming an education program to help boost student achievement in social studies, specifically presidential history.

Former Rep. Gus Savage Dies at 90

Controversial former U.S. Rep. Augustus Alexander Savage passed one day after his 90th birthday on Oct. 31.

Hundreds Mourn Corey Jones in Florida

Hundreds showed up Saturday to honor Corey Jones in West Palm Beach, Florida, after he was fatally shot Oct. 18 by a plainclothes police officer.

Evangeline Moore, Daughter of Slain Civil Rights Couple, Dies at 85

Evangeline Moore, daughter of slain civil rights activist, died at her home in New Carrolton, Maryland, at 85.

Were Blacks at World Bank Betrayed by CBC?

Congressman Gregory Meeks of New York issued a release on racial equality on Oct. 21 praising World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, stunning Black staffers.

Effort to Halt Prison Revolving Door Loses Funding

A program aims to end the revolving-door process that has become the nation's prison system, but it lost funding in October, putting in peril the future of dozens depending on the program.

U.S. Nears Sweeping Reform of Criminal Justice System That Has Decimated Black Communities

When a new inmate steps behind the walls of a prison in Georgia, the entirety of his or her criminal record and mental state is fed into a complex algorithm called the Next Generation Assessment, which just might be the ...