In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault.
One of the District's most active Democratic clubs kicked off its efforts to have a strong voter turnout in the Nov. 4 general election on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Southeast home of former D.C. Council Chairman and current D.C. Democratic National Committeeman Arrington Dixon.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Apple Inc., for being the latest Silicon Valley company to release its employment data amid complaints of few minorities holding executive positions in major corporations.
While District residents will focus on the mayor, council and board of education races in the Nov. 4 general election, there are 209 advisory neighborhood commissioner positions that also merit attention.
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.
The executive board of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO announced Monday their support of D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser's mayoral bid.
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.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D) announced recently that Charles L. Lindsay will replace Joyce Clements-Smith as his chief of staff.
D.C. mayoral candidates David Catania and Carol Schwartz have both submitted their lists of signatures to get on the November ballot this week.
Hundreds of people showed up at the birthday party for D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser on Thursday at the home of Daniel and Loretta Neumann Smith in Northwest.
D.C. is the coolest city in the United States, or so says a Forbes survey released Wednesday.
The D.C. Board of Elections certified a pro-marijuana legalization initiative to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot Wednesday, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is ready to take on Republican Rep. Andy Harris if he tries to block city residents from taking up the vote.
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.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and former SBA Deputy Administrator Marie C. Johns will be among the honorees at this year's Chamber of Commerce Awards gala.
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.
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.
Virgin Islands gubernatorial hopeful Donna Christensen won the crucial Democratic primary Saturday, inching her closer to becoming the first black woman to govern a U.S. political jurisdiction.
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.
The House vote to sue President Obama for alleged abuse of executive authority was immediately rebuked by the White House and Democratic leaders, who chastised the suit as a guise to eventually push for impeachment.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III scored a major political and career victory recently when he was elected as the president of the County Executives of America.
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.
A U.S. senator and two members of the House were among several African-Americans on The Hill's annual "50 Most Beautiful" list.
Two civil rights organizations supported by a D.C. law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine plaintiffs against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and three of its contractors, charging an unfair usage of criminal background checks.
D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, one of the District's most popular politicians, hopes residents elect Robert White as the non-Democratic at-large council member in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election.
Noted D.C. criminal defense attorney Michele Roberts has been elected as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, marking the the first time a woman will lead a major North American sports union.
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.
President Obama has renamed a fellowship program that educates young African leaders after former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Hundreds of people, including the mayor of the District and two D.C. Council members, commemorated the life and accomplishments of the late Robert Moore, known affectionately to many as "Mr. Columbia Heights" on Saturday, July 19 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest.
The voters of the District will go to the polls on Nov. 4, to elect a mayor, members of the D.C. Council, D.C. State Board of Education members and their advisory neighborhood commissioners. However, there's a new category on the ballot, District attorney general, and voters may have three African-Americans to choose from for the office.
The NAACP announced Wednesday it has teamed with the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins to create a diversity initiative to increase the number of black-owned franchise businesses nationwide.
Freshman Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) teamed earlier this month to introduce a bill that would radically change the nation's criminal justice system.
The NAACP and the Rev. Al Sharpton condemned the New York City police officers who killed an asthmatic Staten Island man Thursday by putting him in a chokehold.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) will hold public hearings next week on a proposal to build a soccer stadium in the city.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said he is elated about the latest unemployment figures from the Department of Labor that show the city's unemployment rate for June dropped to 7.4 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from the revised May rate of 7.5 percent.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Thursday the expansion of the city's Free Summer Meals program to Saturdays, the second straight year he has done so.
William Spriggs, a professor and past chairman of Howard University's economics department, was recently selected by the NAACP as this year's recipient of the organization's Benjamin L. Hooks "Keeper of the Flame" Award.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden will be one of the speakers at this year's NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas.
D.C. Council member David Catania is running an aggressive campaign for mayor and he wants the backing of the District's black community.
Tierra Jolly, educator and political neophyte, won the Ward 8 seat on D.C.'s Board of Education on Tuesday, besting veteran political activist Philip Pannell, 704-599.
The Whitman-Walker Health clinic in Northwest recently announced that, after 27 years, it is changing the name of its signature activity.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton recently introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives marking Saturday, July 26 as National Dance Day.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray decried the city council's decision to override his veto of the 2015 budget plan, warning that it "ties the hands of future mayors."
Edward "Smitty" Smith is merely the latest to formally make a bid in the inaugural race for District attorney general, but if he's deterred by the ever-growing list of candidates, he's not showing it.
The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to establish a national historical park at Harriet Tubman's former home and related properties in Auburn, New York, and her childhood residences on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge (D), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, criticized House Speaker John Boehner for his efforts to sue President Obama over alleged abuses of executive authority.
D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) has endorsed independent Robert White, a former staffer for Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, to fill the Council's non-Democratic at-large seat.
Lateefah Williams, an attorney and civic activist, wants to use her extensive experience in legislative and public policy positions to become the first elected attorney general for the District.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray rejected the City Council's fiscal 2015 budget and returned it to the city's legislative body with three line-item vetoes.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who has made priority to bring high-tech firms to the city, lauded Microsoft for holding its Worldwide Partner Conference in the District this month.
Despite the fanfare, marching bands and parade onlookers, the District's politicians grabbed the undivided attention of potential voters — both new and old — during the 48th Annual Palisades Citizens Association Fourth of July Parade in Northwest.