Angelou’s Tribute to Mandela to be Soon Published as Book

Maya Angelou’s moving tribute to fallen South African leader Nelson Mandela, called “His Day Is Done,” will be preserved in book format just in...

Obama Hopes to Sidestep Congress to have ‘a Year of Action’

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With a largely uncooperative, highly-partisan Congress headed into a mid-term election, President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech...

House Bipartisan Bill Scales Back Major Food Stamps Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive...

Michelle Obama, Subway Team Up for Healthy Eating Campaign

First lady Michelle Obama was in good company when she visited a Subway restaurant in the nation’s capital on Jan. 24 to announce a...

Legislation Introduced to Update Voting Rights Act

A bipartisan, bicameral group of congressional lawmakers has introduced legislation to update the Voting Rights Act, one of the central victories in the Civil...

First Lady to Celebrate Turning 50 at Saturday Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama turned 50 a day ago but the big celebration is taking place at a White House dance party Saturday...

Congressional Black Caucus Faces Tough Battles in 113th Congress

In a Congress likely to be steeped in the politics of this year’s midterm elections, the Congressional Black Caucus said it will continue to...

Judge Spikes Photo ID Requirement for Pa. Voters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Friday struck down a requirement that nearly all of the state's 8.2 million voters show photo...

Appeals Court ‘Net Neutrality’ Ruling Clouds Internet Access

A federal court ruling on Jan. 14 striking down “net neutrality” could forever change consumers’ access to the full Internet experience, observers say. Web surfers...

Senate Approves Wilkins for D.C. Circuit Ct., Overcomes Republican Block

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees on Monday, completing an overhaul of the country's second most...

Judge OKs Pact Ending Ark. Desegregation Payments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation...

Civil Rights Sit-in Pioneer Franklin McCain Dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Franklin McCain, who helped spark a movement of nonviolent sit-in protests across the South by occupying a segregated Woolworth's lunch...