Christmas at the Nation’s House

The unusually blistery Dec. 14 evening did not deter the people with invitations to the White House Christmas Party from enduring the time-consuming security...

Kwanzaa No Longer Exclusive to Blacks

The days between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1 mark an honored holiday celebrated within the African-American community. This seven-day event, known as Kwanzaa, commemorates...

Barbour Attempts to Explain Remarks About Desegregation and Role of White Citizens’ Council

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday he was not trying to downplay the pain that many...

Blacks, Women, Now Gays: Military to Adjust Again

NEW YORK (AP) — Two decades after integration of the U.S. military, race riots flared on Navy warships in the Vietnam era. Long after...

Patrick, Ireland note race as Mass. Supreme Judicial Court chief sworn-in

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick and Roderick Ireland both cited the civil rights struggle Monday as the state's first Black chief executive swore...

Census Results Reveal Blacks Leaving Large Cities

Black residents are increasingly departing large U.S. cities, a shift that could affect African-American political power according to data from the first results of...

President Signs Tax Cut Bill

President Obama Dec.17 signed into law the $858 billion tax cut bill passed by the House over objections from both Democrats and Republicans. "We are...

Virginia Federal Judge Strikes Down Mandatory Healthcare Coverage

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform unconstitutional. It is the first major setback for the reform...

Congress Delivers Obama a Christmas Stocking of Mixed Partisan Blessings

Senate Democrats on Dec. 18 voted to repeal the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” ban on gays in the military.  Republicans, however, continued their attempts...

White House Touts Tax Deal’s Black Benefits

Having won the endorsement of the man dubbed America’s “First Black President,” Bill Clinton, the Obama administration on Dec. 10 peddled the tax deal...

Black College Report ‘Troubling’

Although a new federal report credits HBCUs with doing a superior job of graduating more students in the fields of science and technology, higher...

Steele to Seek Re-election

In a move that seemed to surprise Washington insiders, beleaguered Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele announced his intention to run for re-election despite a...