From his vantage point two days after the conclusion of the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Ambassador Michael A. Battle declared the summit a success, but with the caveat that a great deal of work lies ahead.
Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, praised Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for changing a policy that basically demeaned African-American women's hairstyles.
President Obama addressed Tuesday the shooting death of an unarmed black Missouri teenager by police over the weekend, urging demonstrators to be peaceful amid growing outrage and unrest that has followed the incident.
A Missouri teen's death at the hands of a police officer sparked a riot in the St. Louis area and has drawn the ire of civil rights leaders.
President Barack Obama used the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a platform to strengthen ties with African nations as 50 of the continent’s leaders spoke of investment opportunities, trade, oil and democracy.
A Central Florida mentorship group has committed itself to exposing at-risk male students to new ways of seeing the world and envisioning their future.
Pamela J. Meanes, a partner with the Thompson Coburn law firm in St. Louis, was named Friday as the 72nd president of the National Bar Association.
D.C. dignitaries paid their respects to former White House press secretary James Brady, who died at 73 Monday, more than 30 years after famously surviving an assassination attempt on President Reagan.
President Obama issued an executive order Tuesday to create a panel dealing with increasing business ties between the United States and African countries, particularly those located south of the Sahara Desert.
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.