Synagogue Buys Philadelphia-Area Swim Club Once Accused of Racism

The Philadelphia-area swim club which 56 Black and Latino children were barred from attending last year was sold at a bankruptcy auction on May...

Obama Reveals Strategy to Curb Drug Abuse

President Obama on May 11 outlined a broad initiative to reduce drug abuse in the U.S. over five years which focuses on treating the...

Lena Horne Moves Beyond ‘Stormy Weather’

Lena Horne harbored a tempestuous relationship with her own striking beauty. Her appearance provided a gilded pathway to prominence, but also constructed the glass...

Obama Makes Supreme Court Nomination

After weeks of speculation, President Obama on May 10 nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to succeed retiring Associate Justice John Paul Stevens on the...

Maryland Orthopedic Surgeon Set to Operate Overseas

There aren't too many health initiatives that provide free surgery, so Maryland orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rinelda Horton is trying something new. Horton's group, Women...

Davis Snubs Prominent Black Ala. Political Groups

Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) will not seek endorsements from his state’s major Black political groups in his quest to become governor of Alabama. Davis has...

Congressional Black Caucus Pushes for Action on Youth Jobs Bill

Citing the lingering, widespread joblessness among Black youth, members of the Congressional Black Caucus gathered during the week of May 3 on Capitol Hill...

White House Officials to Address Graduating HBCU Students

Several officials from President Obama’s administration are scheduled to give commencement addresses at historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, across the country. In...

‘Drum Major for Justice’ Remains Powerful in Death

Dr. Dorothy Height, the legendary civil rights icon who championed social justice, was one of the crowning trailblazers from an era that revolutionized Black...

Attention, Shoppers: Gulf Spill Could Affect You

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The calamitous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn’t just a mess for the people who live or work...

Betty vs. Goliath

PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP) — As a “greeter,” the cheerful Betty Dukes is one of the first employees customers usually see as they walk through...

Pioneering Civil Rights Reporter Evelyn Cunningham Dies at 94

In another sign of the passing of an era, noted civil rights reporter Evelyn Cunningham died April 28 in Manhattan. She was 94. “We keep...