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Supporters Fight for Public Schools Survival

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court scrapped segregation in America's public schools, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the steps of the Supreme Court, then marched to the Department of Justice demanding that President Barack Obama, Secretary of Education Arne ...

Publishers Discuss Role of the Black Press

On Saturday, the publishers of two local black newspapers — John J. Oliver of The Afro-American and Denise Rolark Barnes of The Washington Informer — shared their views on the state of the black press.

Wal-Mart Makes 40K Hires in First Year of Veterans Program

During the first year of Wal-Mart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, it hired more than 42,000 veterans.

Former NAACP Leader: Sterling a 'Wreck' After CNN Interview

The former president of the NAACP's Los Angeles chapter described Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as a "wreck" who was almost in tears following a recently-televised interview in which Sterling discredited Magic Johnson as a role model.

John Lewis Rails Against Boggs Nomination

Rep. John Lewis, a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a respected figure on both sides of the aisle, said Monday he does not support Michael Boggs as the next U.S. district court judge in Georgia.

Civil Rights, Education Groups Mark 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

National civil rights and education groups joined together Monday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the pivotal Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in America's public schools.

Brooks Tapped as New NAACP President

Cornell William Brooks will serve as the NAACP's next national president and CEO, the organization announced Saturday.

Obama Issues Proclamation on Anniversary of Brown V. Board of Education

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation on Thursday regarding the historic ruling that marked a turning point in America's history.

Hunger Initiative Focuses on Older Americans

A Bread for the World analysis released earlier this week, reveals that hunger among senior Americans is on the rise, and that unless action is taken, the number is set to increase by 50 percent in the coming years.

Obama Issues Proclamation on Anniversary of Brown V. Board of Education

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation on Thursday regarding the historic ruling which marked a turning point in America's history.

AIDS Institute Leader Condemns Sterling's Rants

Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling publicly stumbled when he attacked NBA Fall of Famer and entrepreneur Ervin "Magic" Johnson and other people living with HIV/AIDS, during a May 12 interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Conyers Fails to Qualify for Ballot

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan), the senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the second longest-serving member of the U.S. Congress, failed to gather enough signatures to get on the Aug. 5 ballot for re-election.

Civil Rights Groups Oppose Boggs for Judgeship

Two civil rights organizations have made it clear that the nomination of Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, as the next U.S. District Judge of the Northern District of Atlanta, must be rejected.

CBC Fights to Preserve Voting Rights

Voting rights continues to be the most pressing issue facing the Congressional Black Caucus, whose members have ramped up efforts to craft legislation that would restore key components of a 1965 bill which the Supreme Court struck down last year.

Discussion Highlights Issues in the Black Community

Incendiary comments by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling about African Americans have shaken up the sports world in recent weeks and sparked conversations about race around water coolers and in living rooms around the country.