Trump’s Snub of this Summer’s Black Organization Conferences—Why?

Donald Trump’s decision not to address conventions of several minority organizations was hardly surprising, political analysts and strategists agree. The potential impact of the...

Norton to Introduce Resolution Prompting Restoration of Voting Rights Act

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) recently announced she plans to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) by introducing...

DOJ Echoes Baltimore’s Black Community; Finds Series of Civil Rights Violations in Report

The Baltimore Police Department’s “pattern of civil rights violations” has officially been uncovered and acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). A DOJ report...

Clinton Commits to Aiding Minority Communities

Former Secretary of State and Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary R. Clinton was the highlight of the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)...

AFRO Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence

On Aug. 13 the AFRO will kick-off a series of events celebrating our 125th anniversary. Founded in 1892, the AFRO will turn 125 years-old on...

Poll: Young Blacks Fear White Extremist Violence More than Violence from Foreign Extremists

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans across...

First Family Arrives at Martha’s Vineyard for 2-Week Break

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama's seventh and final summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard has begun with hopes of getting in some relaxing...

Tim Kaine Plays His Role at the National Urban League Convention

Before he brought Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democratic nominee for vice president, to the stage for the National Urban League’s morning plenary on Aug....

Urban League Convention Aims to ‘Save Our Cities’

Through Aug. 6 The National Urban League is holding its annual conference in Baltimore. This year’s theme is, “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs +...

GOP Frustrations with Trump Mount as Allies Weigh Options

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Their party in crisis, Republicans' frustration with Donald Trump reached new heights on Wednesday as party leaders on Capitol...

Louisiana’s Blue Lives Matter Bill Makes Assaulting Police a Hate Crime

Louisiana has become to first state to equating attacking police officers to a hate crime. On August 1, more than 400 new laws went...

Obama Shortens Terms for 214 Prisoners; 67 had Life Sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch...