1st Black Marine Corps Aviator Lt. Gen. Petersen Honored with Destroyer

The ship bearing Frank E. Peterson Jr.’s name, the USS Frank E. Petersen Jr., is set to join the naval fleet in 2020. Petersen,...

The Hague Hit by Riots after Death of Dutch-Caribbean Man in Police Custody

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a...

Families Reconcile Over Dred Scott Decision

March 6 marked the 160 anniversary of what many consider the worst U.S. Supreme Court ruling in history. Known as the Dred Scott decision,...

‘The Bear is Loose’ _ Obama Goes Out and About

WASHINGTON (AP) — "The bear is loose!" Those were President Barack Obama's words as he ditched his motorcade and left the White House on foot,...

Harvard Law Review Elects First Black Woman as President

A Black woman has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review—the first in the revered publication’s 130-year history. ImeIme Umana, one of four daughters...

Black Media Association Files $10 Billion Suit Against AT&T, DirecTV

The National Association of African American Owned Media filed a $10 billion lawsuit Dec. 3 against AT&T and DirecTV for alleged racial discrimination in...

Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey Highlight Self-Worth

The first-ever United State of Women Summit, not only brought together the Obama administration, private-sector companies, foundations and organizations to announce $50 million in...

National Urban League Supports Affordable Health Care as Today’s Civil Rights Issue

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial visited the Washington, D.C. area on March 3 to tout...

President Obama Announces Latest Phase of Fatherhood Initiative

President Obama announced the launch of the latest phase of his Fatherhood Initiative on June 21, re-emphasizing the importance of fatherhood in America. The White...

Civil Rights Groups Push Newly-Elected Senators to Hire Diverse Staffs

Civil rights groups across the country are calling on newly-elected senators to expand the diversity of top staff positions in the next administration. The Joint...

Thousands Brave Cold for Tickets to Obama Farewell Speech

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people waited for hours in single-digit temperatures on Saturday to try to get a ticket to President Barack Obama's...

Black Cleveland Pastor, Delivers ‘Fake News’ at Trump White House BHM Meeting

The Reverend Darrell Scott, pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in the Cleveland area, a speaker at the Republican National Convention and a...