NAACP Elects Md. Woman as New Chair

NEW YORK - The NAACP Board of Directors unanimously elected Roslyn Brock as its new chairman during its annual meeting in New York on...

Eight American Missionaries Released from Haitian Custody

Eight of the 10 Americans detained in Haiti have been freed on their word by a Haitian judge and have returned to the U.S.,...

Rapping Soldier to Face Court Martial in Iraq

A soldier facing a court-martial for allegedly making threats in a rap video he sent to the Pentagon can be sent overseas to go...

No Federal Charges Filed in Bell Shooting

Five New York City Police officers will not face civil rights charges in the 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell, the U.S. Justice Department...

California Admissions Ruling Challenged

A coalition of civil rights groups is bringing a new challenge to a California law that prohibits the state from considering race in state...

New York Times Questions Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Fundraising

While the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation raised more than $55 million between 2004 and 2008, only $1 million went to the caucus’s political action...

NAACP to Choose New Chair

The NAACP will elect a new chairperson during a meeting of the Board of Directors in New York on Feb. 20. The 64-member body, which...

Shani Brings Gold Home, Again

Before 2008, it would have been a rare occurrence to find Black families cuddling before their televisions to watch the Winter Olympics. But many...

Black Engineer Awards

In a landmark weekend that will pay tribute to African Americans in science, engineering, and technology at the 24th annual Black Engineer of the...

Top 10 Tips to Help Avoid Foreclosure and Scams in 2010

A new public education campaign is helping homeowners find legitimate foreclosure assistance and avoid loan modification scams. At a time when many Americans are considering...

States Given Leeway to Tally Prisoners in Census

WASHINGTON (AP) - States are getting new leeway in tallying their prisoners in the 2010 census – a move that could reshape the American...

Military Mom Discharged for Ditching Deployment

The Black, single military mom who refused to deploy to Afghanistan last November will not face a court martial after the Army instead chose...