100 Years of the Urban League Movement

WASHINGTON — At 100 years old, the National Urban League Movement is as vital as it’s ever been, President/CEO Marc Morial said. “The National...

Black Doctor to Head Public Health Association

The National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems recently announced the hiring of Dr. Bruce Siegel as the organization’s new chief executive officer....

Possible Breakthrough in AIDS Prevention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Researchers are reporting a breakthrough against AIDS. A vaginal gel containing an AIDS drug cut in half a woman's chances of...

Tea Party Group Expelled over Controversial Letter

The war of words between the NAACP and the tea party reached new heights this past week when Tea Party Express member Mark Williams,...

Data Finds Haiti Only Received 2 Percent of Promised Funds

Though many countries vowed to give significant donations to Haiti following a devastating earthquake that rocked the country in January, new findings reveal that...

Conflicting Views: New Campaign Asks Is Obama “Better on AIDS?”

President Obama’s plan to improve health care treatment for those suffering from AIDS and HIV was criticized at a recent forum during a public...

NAACP Targets Racism in the Tea Party; Conservatives Fire Back

The NAACP drew national headlines this week during their annual convention in Kansas City, Mo. when they adopted a resolution that called on the...

Hatch Amendment Would Require Drug Tests to Claim Unemployment

While 14.6 million unemployed Americans await a decision from Congress that could extend unemployment benefits until November, a proposal by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)...

NAACP Supports First Lady’s Obesity Campaign

Several rounds of applause interrupted First Lady Michelle Obama as she spoke at the NAACP National Convention in Kansas City, Mo. on July 12....

White House: Economic Recovery Act is Working

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act met its goals two quarters earlier than expected, according to a quarterly report issued by the White House’s...

Jealous Calls for Unifying America, Jobs

In a fiery speech Tuesday night, Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, put the nation on notice that “it was time to...

Grant’s Family Heartbroken by Verdict

Los Angeles, Calif. — Anger. Rage. Disappointment. Pain. Heartbreak. These were some of the emotions expressed by the family of Oscar Grant after the...