NAACP Statement on Michael Slager Mistrial

BALTIMORE – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President, and CEO of the NAACP:   “The NAACP is deeply frustrated that the trial of...

More Minorities Getting ‘Strapped’ in Wake of Trump Election

African Americans and other minorities are arming themselves, fearing a continued surge in hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump in November, according...

Florida Homicides Surge after ‘Stand Your Ground’ Passage

The passage of Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” has resulted in a significant increase in homicides in the state, according to a new study...

Louisiana Congressman Tapped to Lead Largest Congressional Black Caucus in History

The Congressional Black Caucus on Nov. 30 elected U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) as its chairman to lead the body once the 115th Congress...

Trump Federal Workforce Plans Don’t Bode Well for Black Workers

In 2011 conservative commentator and failed Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan wrote in a blog post that President Obama created a federal workforce rife...

Navy Cross Awarded to Dorie Miller

Dorie Miller, a Black hero who after the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941 carried several Navy comrades to safety and then...

AIDS Advocates Wary About Trump Administration’s Possible Handling of Disease

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Obamacare critic Rep. Tom Price is sparking worry among health care advocates, especially those on the front lines of...

Push Resumes for Obama to Grant Clemency to Prisoners

President Barack Obama has reportedly used his clemency power more than any other U.S, president, since Woodrow Wilson – commuting more than 900 sentences....

How Will Blacks Fare in Trump’s Infrastructure Investment Plan?

Among the many unclear policy messages emanating from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition effort, none has met as much guarded optimism as the plan to...

Africare: Improving Africa’s Health

In November 2015, Robert L. Mallett took the reins of Africare, the largest and oldest African-American founded, non-governmental organization. Since then, he has led the...

Dozens Arrested During US Protests for Higher Minimum Wages

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday as they participated in protests nationwide for a $15 per hour minimum wage. Fast-food restaurant workers...

Judges Order New NC Legislative Maps, Special Election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges told the North Carolina legislature Tuesday to redraw its own districts by March 15 to replace ones the...