"The Arsenio Hall Show" has been canceled after one season due to low ratings.
Hundreds of D.C. Democrats, including several members of the city council, attended a fundraiser Saturday at the Capitale in Northwest for D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, the party's nominee for mayor.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Internet search engine giant Google has done the right thing by releasing data of how many minorities and women it employs.
The NAACP lauded the initial task force report for "My Brother's Keeper" — President Obama's initiative to help young black males succeed in America — as a sign that the program is on the right track.
The D.C. Council's tax-relief plan and budget for fiscal 2015 may leave many residents smiling — particularly at their lower income tax bills — but will undoubtedly chafe others who feel the wrath of sharp budget cuts.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray praised the work of Victor Hoskins, the outgoing deputy mayor for planning and economic development, for his tenure and his work to keep the city economically viable.
Make room, Oprah — another black billionaire in the U.S. could be on the way.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is protesting Alabama election rules that require voters without photo identification to either prove their identities or have election officials vouch for them.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), the Democratic nominee for mayor, knows the campaign leading up to the November general election will be nothing less than acrimonious.
The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network complimented President Obama's nomination of Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who has long expressed his desire to attract entertainment companies to the city, got his wish Tuesday when a Los Angeles-based digital animation studio announced its relocation to the District.
The executive director of an organization pushing for D.C. voting representatives in both houses of Congress lauded the 50 U.S. senators who want NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to remove the name Redskins from Washington's professional football franchise, but prodded those lawmakers to also commit to the issue of D.C. statehood.
NAACP leaders enthusiastically backed Massachusetts' new law that allows voters to cast their ballots up to 11 days before Election Day in 2016 and lets 16- and 17-year-olds pre-register to vote.
Rep. John Conyers, a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus and longtime member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is now on the ballot for the Aug. 5 Democratic primary, U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman ruled Friday.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reluctantly appointed Wednesday five of her party members — including Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings — to a select committee to investigate what happened in the 2012 terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Wendell Scott, the late African-American race car legend who broke NASCAR's color barrier during the civil rights era, was posthumously inducted Wednesday into the racing association's Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
The D.C. Council said it will appeal the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan to invalidate the results of a April 2013 referendum that would grant budget autonomy to the District.
Wanda Lockridge, the widow of the late William Lockridge and a former chairman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, wants Philip Pannell, who at times she has had a contentious relationship with, to be the next Ward 8 District of Columbia State Board of Education member.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton technically defeated the D.C. Council and advocates of a 2013 budget referendum in federal court Monday — but they're far from happy about it.
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.
D.C.'s Commission on the Arts and Humanities recently won the highly-regarded Platinum Hermes Creative Award for its 2014 entry, a 5X5 Project promo video.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is playing it close to the vest regarding his next move when he exits the governor's mansion in January, even as others speculate that he may be gearing up for a possible White House bid in 2016.
D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) announced Thursday what funds he managed to earmark in the city's 2015 budget for his constituents.
Cornell William Brooks will serve as the NAACP's next national president and CEO, the organization announced Saturday.
Kurt Schmoke, the former mayor of Baltimore who served as dean of the Howard University School of Law from 2003-2012, will become the next president of the University of Baltimore.
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.
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.
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.
D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D-At Large), who serves as the chairman of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, isn’t happy with Democrats leaving the party to become independents to run for political office.
A newly-released national report reveals that when it comes to state-funded early childhood programs, the District is second to none, and Mayor Vincent C. Gray couldn’t be happier.
The office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, recently explained its policy on enforcement regarding the decriminalization of marijuana.
In a draft where the Washington Redskins quietly acquired eight new players, Michael Sam of the St. Louis Rams will probably go down as being the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL).
R. Donahue “Don” Peebles, a multi-millionaire developer of luxury hotels, high residential and commercial projects in Miami Beach, Florida, Las Vegas, New York City and Philadelphia, who got his first deal in the District, has been selected by The Walker Group to redevelop a property at 5th and Eye streets in Northwest into an upscale hotel and residences.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, president and CEO of the New York-based National Action Network has given a thumbs-up on the selection of noted business leader Richard “Dick” Parsons as interim president of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jotaka Eaddy, director of the NAACP Voting Rights Initiative, is elated over a recent court decision that prevents an appeal of Pennsylvania’s strict voter identification law.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) is supporting legislation by Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R) to rename D.C.'s Union Station after President Truman.
The Congressional Black Caucus lent its voice to the growing global outrage about the abduction of hundreds of girls and young women in Nigeria.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will deliver the keynote address and receive a top award at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies' annual dinner on June 25 at the Marriott Marquis in Northwest.
The NAACP threw its support behind a climate assessment report released by the Obama administration, echoing the report's assertion that climate change has played a significant role in increasingly extreme weather patterns.
The American Civil Liberties Union backed President Obama's stance on the botched execution of a black death row inmate in Oklahoma late last month.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry loudly voiced his displeasure about a possible HBO project chronicling his life.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton praised NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's lifetime ban of a team owner for making racist comments while urging his NFL counterpart Roger Goodell to take appropriate action in pushing for the Washington Redskins to change its name.
Faye Fields, founder and CEO of a prominent tech firm, is the new president of the board of directors of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, the organization recently announced.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D), in an unprecedented move, has expressed concerns about a law in the District's Home Rule Charter that sets aside two at-large seats on the D.C. Council for non-Democrats.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, praised Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday for addressing an Army grooming regulation deemed insensitive to the natural hairstyles worn by black females.
The Rev. Al Sharpton praised State Farm and CarMax on Monday for cutting ties with the Los Angeles Clippers after owner Donald Sterling was reportedly recorded making racist remarks.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray officially signed legislation Monday to push forward with the development of the Skyland Town Center, authorizing a $40 million Tax Increment Financing subsidy to get the long-awaited project underway.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will begin collecting data about police stops, searches and arrests in an attempt to negate racial bias in the criminal justice system.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's recent push to remove all drug charges from the state's list of felony offenses classified as violent has received the praise of a civil rights think tank.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, announced Thursday that a high school in the city will be named after the president.