George Zimmerman's wife called police to her father's house on Monday, saying her husband threatened her with a gun.
NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous announced Sunday he will step down at the end of the year, citing family reasons for his departure after five years at the helm.
First lady Michelle Obama lavished praise Friday upon students at Orr Elementary School in Southeast D.C. for getting serious about fitness.
A luncheon hosted by the Republic National Committee honored Martin Luther King and the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on Aug. 26.
Many civil rights legends, all young people during the 1960s desegregation campaigns, recounted their participation in those campaigns at a recent forum at the Northwest campus of School Without Walls, a District public school.
The Cleveland man who repeatedly raped three women while holding them captive at his house for a decade was found hanging in his jail cell Tuesday night, authorities said.
The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Thursday that he has selected Janaye Ingram as the national executive director of National Action Network, the civil rights organization that Sharpton founded.
Tens of thousands of people — representing a rainbow of colors, cultures and ethnicities — braved long lines, tight security, overcast skies, humidity and intermittent showers to listen Wednesday to civil rights veterans, entertainers, union leaders and politicians honor the ...
Fifty-seven years separate their deaths, but the murders of Emmett Louis Till in August 1955 and Trayvon Benjamin Martin in February 2012 crystallized in the minds of people, especially African Americans, the utter disdain with which some sections of society ...
A wax figure of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will be showcased in the opulent main lobby of the Crown Jewel of Washington hotels.
Tens of thousands of men, women and children from around the country gathered and marched Saturday on the National Mall in an act that mirrored the gathering five decades ago.
As people from across the country prepared last weekend to flock to the nation's capital for participation in Saturday's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, another story about the historic event was being retold in a ...
Bill Lucy wasn’t among the more than 250,000 people who took part in the 1963 March on Washington, but on the 50th anniversary of the seminal civil rights event, he said organized labor would be well represented.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a photo of former Negro League star Mamie Johnson on the mound has got to be worth at least a million.
An Annapolis-based organization dedicated to honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will unveil the nation's first memorial for the 250,000 "foot soldiers" of the March on Washington on Aug. 28 to commemorate the march's 50th anniversary.