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U.S.-Africa Summit Signals Change

From his vantage point two days after the conclusion of the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Ambassador Michael A. Battle declared the summit a success, but with the caveat that a great deal of work lies ahead.

CBC Commends Hagel's Ruling on Hairstyles

Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, praised Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for changing a policy that basically demeaned African-American women's hairstyles.

Obama Appeals for Peace in Missouri after Police Shooting of Teen

President Obama addressed Tuesday the shooting death of an unarmed black Missouri teenager by police over the weekend, urging demonstrators to be peaceful amid growing outrage and unrest that has followed the incident.

Civil Rights Leaders Excoriate Police Shooting of Missouri Teen

A Missouri teen's death at the hands of a police officer sparked a riot in the St. Louis area and has drawn the ire of civil rights leaders.

Ebola Outbreak Casts Pall Over U.S.-Africa Summit

President Barack Obama used the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a platform to strengthen ties with African nations as 50 of the continent’s leaders spoke of investment opportunities, trade, oil and democracy.

Mentors Take Youth to New Heights

A Central Florida mentorship group has committed itself to exposing at-risk male students to new ways of seeing the world and envisioning their future.

Meanes Named President of National Bar Association

Pamela J. Meanes, a partner with the Thompson Coburn law firm in St. Louis, was named Friday as the 72nd president of the National Bar Association.

D.C. Leaders Remember James Brady

D.C. dignitaries paid their respects to former White House press secretary James Brady, who died at 73 Monday, more than 30 years after famously surviving an assassination attempt on President Reagan.

Obama Creates Africa Business Advisory Council

President Obama issued an executive order Tuesday to create a panel dealing with increasing business ties between the United States and African countries, particularly those located south of the Sahara Desert.

NAACP Backs Obama's Executive Order on Fair Work Practices

While GOP conservatives have blasted President Obama for issuing executive orders, the NAACP praised the president Friday for an order he signed last week to improve working conditions for those employed by federal contractors.

NAACP Undecided for 2016 Convention Site, Dismisses Rumors

This year's NAACP convention in Las Vegas was abuzz with talk that Baltimore will be the 2016 convention site — but not so fast, the famed civil rights organization says.

Md. Lawmakers Champion P.G. County Sites for Proposed FBI HQ

Two sites in Prince George's County have made the final list of proposed locations for the new FBI headquarters, and a group of Maryland lawmakers have begun a full-court press to bring the agency to the state.

Dem Lawmakers Call for Universal Internet Access

Two House members were among group of lawmakers Monday calling on Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to ensure that every American has access to the Internet, regardless of economic status.

Obama Renames Fellowship after Nelson Mandela


President Obama has renamed a fellowship program that educates young African leaders after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Phi Beta Sigma Honors Founders at 100th Anniversary

Members of the black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma and its sister organization, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., took over D.C. to mark the 100th anniversary of the men's fraternal organization.