Ben Jealous to Leave the NAACP

(Updated 9/8/2013) As the world has discovered, Benjamin Todd Jealous is a man of his word, and his word is his bond. Five years...

Once Again Dr. Cornel West Blasts Obama & Sharpton

One of the most opinionated political commentators, Dr. Cornel West, has incited a new round of controversy by calling Rev. Al Sharpton a “Bonafide...

Mandela Discharged from Hospital, Returns Home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela went home in an ambulance on Sunday after nearly three months in a hospital that became the focus of...

Second March on Washington Draws Large Number of Participants

Edith Lee-Payne traveled from Detroit, Mich. to be in the nation’s capital for the 50th anniversary of the Aug. 28,1963 March on Washington where...

For Some: The March Dream Turned Into a Frustrating Nightmare

They went to Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. having a dream. The event,...

March on Washington 2013 Kicks Off at Lincoln Memorial

( August 24, 2013) Final preparations were underway for the March on Washington 2013 at about 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 24, as more than 3,000...

Bus Crash, Crowded Subway Station Mark Early March Scene

Five people en route to the commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington were taken to a local D.C. hospital for treatment of what...

‘Keep on Walking, Keep on Talking,’ MLK III Urges Marchers

At the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, a host of dignitaries lined the stage situated at the steps of the Lincoln...

Spirit of ’63 Revived in Memorial March on Washington

Tens of thousands of demonstrators convened in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial Aug. 24 to demand justice and jobs in an emotional and...

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming...

Obama Honors Negro League Players at White House

President Barack Obama hosted a special meeting with former Negro League players and representatives at the White House on Aug. 5 to honor their...

Clergy, Civil Rights Leaders Meet For Talks On 50th Anniversary of March On Washington

Civil rights leaders, activists and clergy members gathered Aug. 1 inside the historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (Metropolitan) on M Street in...