Trump Hails Civil Rights Heroes; Protesters Pan his Record

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help...

Mike Huckabee Questions Obama’s Upbringing

Possible 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is cleaning up his mess after making controversial comments about President Obama’s upbringing. In a Feb. 28 radio...

Civil Rights Leaders Upset Over Non-Voting Rights Act Hearing

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he sparked controversy on Jan. 14 saying that, "The Voting Rights Amendment Act" –...

National Bar Association’s History Provides Firm Foundation

"The National Bar Association was founded in 1925," said J. Robert Carr, the organization's executive director, "at a time when the dominant national bar,...

Obama Exhorts Good Deeds by Morehouse Graduates

ATLANTA (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically Black Morehouse...

High Court Voids Key Part of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday halted enforcement of the federal government's most potent tool to stop voting discrimination over...

LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Introduced in Congress

Congressional Democrats on July 23 introduced sweeping legislation that would protect lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people from discrimination. The Equality Act of 2015, which...

Black Ministers Slam State Governors’ Resistance to Obamacare

Governors who refuse to expand their state Medicaid programs to accommodate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are “doing an extreme disservice to their citizens,”...

Up in the Air: Will Black Unemployment Rates Affect Obama Re-Election Bid?

Recent Department of Labor (DOL) statistics show that Blacks are still the group hardest hit by the economic recession—showing a 16.2 percent unemployment rate...

In Police Cases, Black Activists Push Reforms Outside Court

Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial...

Study: White Voters More Likely to Support Voter ID Laws When Shown Images of...

White voters are more likely to say they support voter ID laws if primed with a picture of an African American voting, versus a...

Republican House Scraps Vote on Confederate Flag in Federal Cemeteries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House on Thursday scrapped a vote that would have allowed, in a limited capacity, the Confederate flag to be...