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NAACP Backs Obama's Executive Order on Fair Work Practices

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.

NAACP Undecided for 2016 Convention Site, Dismisses Rumors

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.

Md. Lawmakers Champion P.G. County Sites for Proposed FBI HQ

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.

Dem Lawmakers Call for Universal Internet Access

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.

Obama Renames Fellowship after Nelson Mandela


President Obama has renamed a fellowship program that educates young African leaders after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Phi Beta Sigma Honors Founders at 100th Anniversary

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.

Sentencing Guidelines Drop for Drug Offenses

Reducing federal prison terms for drug traffickers currently incarcerated has excited a population that had all but given up hope.

Booker, Paul Float Sentencing Reform Legislation

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.

Frederick Tapped as Howard University's 17th President

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.

Obama Talks Youth Initiative, D.C. Statehood During School Visit

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.

Sharpton, NAACP Condemn NYPD Chokehold Death

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.

NAACP to Honor Howard U.'s William Spriggs

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.

Biden to Address NAACP Convention in Las Vegas

Vice President Joseph R. Biden will be one of the speakers at this year's NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas.

Blacks Continue to Fight for Justice a Year After Zimmerman Verdict

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 ...

Black Unemployment Down, But Not Enough, Obama Administration Says

The Department of Labor reported a significant dip in unemployment among blacks, but the rate is still unconscionably high, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said.