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AKA Sorority Denounces Garner Indictment Decision

The nation's oldest black greek-letter sorority joined the growing chorus of critics of the Eric Garner grand jury, denouncing the decision not to indict a white police officer for the death of an unarmed black man.

NYC Police Officer Won't Be Indicted in Chokehold Death

A grand jury in New York City has declined to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in July.

CBC Rails Against Federal Assistance for Discriminatory Va. Indian Tribe

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its practice of banning interracial marriage with blacks, which the caucus slammed as discriminatory.

GOP Aide Resigns after Criticizing Obama Daughters

Elizabeth Lauten, an aide to a Republican congressman in western Tennessee who posted a Facebook rant about the appearance and actions of President Obama's daughters during the White House's annual turkey pardoning ceremony, has reportedly resigned amid the backlash for ...

Darren Wilson, Ferguson Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown, Resigns

Darren Wilson, the white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, who shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown, has resigned from the force less than a week after a grand jury declined to indict him for the shooting, his attorney announced ...

B. Smith Found in NYC After Disappearing for 18 Hours

Famed restauranteur B. Smith was found Wednesday in New York City, nearly a day after family members said she went missing.

SWAT, Pepper Spray Deployed on Protestors at St. Louis City Hall

St. Louis City police arrested and deployed pepper spray on several people at City Hall, who were protesting against police brutality and the Ferguson grand jury decision.

Darren Wilson: I'd Have Shot Michael Brown Even if He was White

The police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown this summer in Ferguson, Missouri, said he had no choice but to fire his weapon, and that he would have done the same thing even if Brown had ...

Missouri Grand Jury Declines to Charge Cop

Five months after a white Missouri police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri and after three months of deliberation, a 12-member grand jury returned a decision of no true bill, meaning Officer Darren Wilson ...

Ferguson Grand Jury Exonerates Police Officer in Michael Brown Shooting; Protests, Violence Ensues

A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, has decided against indicting a white police officer in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, the office of the St. Louis County Prosecutor announced Monday — a decision local and national law ...

Chuck Hagel Resigns as Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down at the request of President Obama amid reports of friction between Hagel and the rest of the president's security advisers.

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Expected Monday

A grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, for fatally shooting unarmed black teen Michael Brown is expected to be announced in the coming hours, CNN reported Monday.

CBCF to Take Part in Global Day of Contribution

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated, announced Thursday its participation in #GivingTuesday, a global movement dedicated to giving which will take place Dec. 2.

Obama Defies GOP with Immigration Plan, Offers Protection to 5M

President Obama announced Thursday night during a prime-time speech that he will grant legal status and work permits for roughly 5 million illegal immigrants — a plan the president called "common sense" but openly defies a Republican Party that will ...

Rep. G. K. Butterfield Elected New Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

North Carolina Rep. G. K. Butterfield was elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress on Wednesday.