One day before leaders of the U.S. House and Senate were scheduled to present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the foot soldiers of the 1965 Voting Rights marches, some prominent Black leaders called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act that many sacrificed so much to secure.
The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday it has taken a critical step toward addressing widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities.
Daughter, Granddaughter of Civil Rights Icon Thrive in Biz
Maki Mandela and her daughter Tukwini Mandela have found another way to carry on the legendary legacy of their family's name.
Plans Homeless Shelter for Each Ward
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Department of Human Services Director Laura Zeilinger have laid out plans to close the District's long-standing family homeless shelter at D.C. General, replacing it with eight small, neighborhood shelters spread across the city.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton scored a major coup Thursday by earning the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus's political action committee, an organization that works to increase the number of African-Americans in the U.S. Congress and offers support to non-black candidates who champion the interests of minorities.
Maurice White was one of music's most gifted alchemists of style.
Adoption was something Derwin Penson and his wife Wendy considered only in passing a long time ago.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield is backing President Barack Obama's decision to ban the solitary confinement of juveniles in federal prisons and the Supreme Court's decision that recognized the requirement of sentencing courts to consider a child's diminished culpability and heightened capacity for change before condemning him or her to die behind bars.
Voters Move Away from Establishment Candidates
After months of vigorous, boastful and — in the case of Donald Trump — vulgar campaigning, New Hampshire voters turned out in record numbers to vote in the nation's first primary.
'We Have a Lot of Work to Do,' Ex-Mayor Says
Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will officially throw his hat in the ring for one of the city council seats up for grabs in the June primary.
Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage and mental health experts and others said it's a major tool in relieving stress.
Motor Company Honors African-Americans
Ford Motor Company is helping to kick off Black History Month by honoring African-American men and amplifying their accomplishments.
Health experts, therapists and others maintain that the benefit of a regular family meal goes far beyond the nutritional value.
Feb. 1 not only marks the start of Black History Month, but for a Boston-based nonprofit food and nutrition organization, it's the beginning of the fifth annual African Heritage & Health Week.
The morning after the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump went silent.
About 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer while doctors discover about 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
A decade ago, Tavis Smiley made a covenant with Black America. Now the popular talk show host, advocate and entrepreneur has released a follow-up to his 2006 book, "The Covenant."
He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Northwest and later graduated from Howard University. Now, District native and retired Judge of the U.S. District Court for Maryland, Alexander Williams Jr. has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan along with six other veteran community leaders to serve on the University of Maryland Medical System Board Of Directors.
A D.C. woman who successfully sued a Chinatown sports bar for racial discrimination was awarded an additional $500,000 in punitive damages Monday.
Councilman Wants To Protect Workers Giving Birth
District At-Large Councilman Vincent Orange is seeking to help protect pregnant women in the workplace.
The National Park Service is rolling out its annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations that allows just about everyone in and around D.C. to participate.
President Barack Obama's desire for stricter gun laws to keep weapons out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them is an aspiration shared by many and a mission supported by the Metropolitan Police Department.
When the outside temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, water pipes in homes with little or no insulation are likely to freeze and break.
If Vincent Gray wants a second go-round in D.C. politics, voters are poised to grant the former mayor's wishes.
As former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray contemplates a return to politics, local voters appear poised to back him again now that the smoke has cleared from a federal campaign-financing probe, a new poll shows.
A new study on law enforcement spending is a good news/bad news proposition for District residents and the Metropolitan Police Department.
Vincent Gray has come out from under the darkness of an indictment that never was and now sees the light at the end of a tunnel that could lead him back to City Hall.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Assists Education Opportunities
Ayana Williams already sounds like a civil rights leader.
RealtyTrac: City Among the Least Affordable
The District is the second-least affordable area for renters in the nation, according to a brand new report that noted that it might be cheaper for some to own property than to rent in Washington, D.C.
In the wake of the criminal charges filed against legendary comedian and actor Bill Cosby, the voices that once supported the star have suddenly grown silent.
Throughout American history, race has been a major factor in all politics beginning with the English occupation and the Westward drive of settlers to conquer and slaughter the native peoples, according to an essay on race and politics by Malik Miah.
At 5 feet, 2 inches tall, Jonte Hall has the distinction of being the shortest player in the history of the Harlem Globetrotters. Despite his diminutive stature, teammates, friends and family affectionately call him "Too Tall," in part because of the big heart he displays on and off the court.
Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the famed psychiatrist and Afrocentrist, has died, family members confirmed Saturday. She was 80.
With the Black Lives Matter Movement in full steam and the need for activism at a premium not seen since Martin Luther King Jr., Judge Glenda Hatchett has decided to turn in the robe again for a seat on the other side of the bench.
Long before this month's damning report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies that revealed a stunning lack of diversity among top staff in the U.S. Senate, Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid had formed a means to assist offices with identifying and hiring a more diverse workforce.
With 'Motown the Musical' in D.C., Support for Icons Grow
As fans all over the District stream to the National Theater for "Motown the Musical," some are calling for Motown legends the Jackson 5 to finally be recognized with a Grammy award.
Still facing an uphill battle to regain its reputation as a trusted automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen has turned a blind eye to consumers in the Black and Latino community.
African-Americans are again expected to wield their vast spending power this Christmas, but not without some pushback from a community that's seeking to further emphasize just how much black lives matter.
Report Reveals 36M Youths Have Incarcerated Parent
As many as 36.5 million American children — or nearly half of all children in the U.S. — now have at least one parent with a criminal record, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.
Bill Cosby filed a lawsuit Monday against seven of the dozens of women who have claimed he sexually assaulted them, countering the women have made "malicious, opportunistic and false and defamatory accusations."
Closing arguments have ended Monday in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter, the first of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
The Congressional Black Caucus has turned its attention to the lobbying industry as it pushes for more diversity in the tech world.
At-large Councilman Vincent Orange has worked on numerous pieces of legislation that could cure the District's African-American population of the ills of unemployment.
The trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a Black man from injuries suffered in custody will likely to focus on the officer’s medical expertise, the victim’s history of claiming injury and even how closely the officer read his e-mail, according to multiple reports from several news organizations inside the courtroom for the first week of the trial of Officer William Porter.
If you live in a predominantly African-American community, your auto insurance premiums could be more than double those of premiums found in predominantly white communities.
Retired City Teacher Threatened with Pension Loss
When Tillett retired in 1982, she and those who know her were convinced she had not only accomplished her mission as an English teacher, but a generous pension from the District of Columbia Teachers’ Retirement Plan would secure her golden years. However, last month, Pennsylvania Avenue called with some disturbing — if not insensitive — news for the now-91-year-old former educator.
The overall number of plans on the federal health exchange is decreasing for the first time, but federal officials insist they aren't worried.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Wednesday that the investigation into corrupt spending in federal and local political campaigns, including the 2010 D.C. mayoral election, has concluded with no charges against former Mayor Vincent Gray.
Latest Police Video Fuels Spike Lee, Others to Call for Mayor's Resignation
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and more than 400 demonstrators took to the streets Sunday to demand police accountability in Chicago – a city wrought with violence and still reeling from the release of a video showing a police officer unloading 16 shots into Black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Charlie Sheen Announcement Coincides with D.C. Decline in HIV
The announcement by actor Charlie Sheen that he's HIV-positive has helped to highlight that the stigma surrounding the virus not only remains, but is worse than ever, according to a local HIV/AIDS activist.