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.

Urban League Assesses Midterm Elections

With 2016 fast approaching, one civil rights group wants blacks to prepare for the inevitable battle for the White House and Congress.

Missouri Gov. Nixon Activates National Guard Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

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.

Number of Homelessness Children Spikes: Study

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.

Kim Smedley, Imprisoned for Silicone Butt-Injections, Tells Her Side

Kimberly D. Smedley said her work was about helping women improve their self-image, boosting their self-esteem.

America Celebrates Its Heroes: Black Vets Recall Military Rewards, Hardships

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, Famed U.S. Attorney from Civil Rights Era, Dies

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.

Freebies Offered in Honor of Veterans Day

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.

Stevie Wonder, Alvin Ailey Among Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners

Music legend Stevie Wonder and late choreographer Alvin Ailey are among this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Detroit Bankruptcy Exit OK'd

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 to be Obama's Replacement for Holder as AG: White House

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.

Obama Welcomes Jackie Robinson West All-Stars to White House

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.

Army Updates Policy that OKs Use of Word 'Negro'

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.