The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated, announced Thursday its participation in #GivingTuesday, a global movement dedicated to giving which will take place Dec. 2.
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 ...
North Carolina Rep. G. K. Butterfield was elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress on Wednesday.
With 2016 fast approaching, one civil rights group wants blacks to prepare for the inevitable battle for the White House and Congress.
Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Monday activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury's decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.
The number of homeless children in the United States has spiked, with D.C. counting among 13 states last year that had a 10 percent or more increase in children without homes, according to a report released Monday.
Kimberly D. Smedley said her work was about helping women improve their self-image, boosting their self-esteem.
As the nation honors its veterans this week, African-American men and women in uniform, past and present, are among the many whose sacrifices are being recognized.
John Doar, the former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights who spearheaded the government's role in black student James Meredith attending the University of Mississippi, died Tuesday. He was 92.
Several businesses and organizations across the country are paying tribute to active members of the U.S. military on Veterans Day by offering free or reduced-cost meals and services.
Music legend Stevie Wonder and late choreographer Alvin Ailey are among this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Michigan's recently re-elected governor, Rick Snyder, signed a set of bills earlier this year, commonly known as the Grand Bargain, which authorized hundreds of millions of dollars in state help for Detroit's debt repayment.
Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, is expected to be President Obama's pick to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, officials familiar with the situation told CNN on Friday.
The Jackie Robinson West All Stars — the U.S. champions in this year's Little League World Series — stopped by the White House for a visit with President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday.
The U.S. Army has updated a policy that allowed service members to use the word "Negro" to refer to black or African-American personnel.