Obama Knocks Supreme Court Decision in Address

President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 27 featured a rare confrontation between two branches of American government. The president called out the...

Lawsuits: Calif. Cops Failing to Protect Blacks

Several pending lawsuits allege northern California police have not taken seriously attacks on Black teens by Latino gang members. The racially-motivated violence resulted in the...

Wal-Mart Lays Off 11,200 Workers

Despite President Obama’s assurances that the economy is rebounding, residual effects of the ongoing recession have resulted in more job losses. Among the major firms...

NAACP Supports Pittsburgh Teen in Police Beating

The Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP is calling for the firing of city police officers who allegedly beat Black teenager Jordan Miles during an...

State of the Union: Jobs No. 1 Priority

President Barack Obama, it seems, is the eternal optimist. Despite a year in which Republicans undercut his policies at every turn, the president renewed his...

Yele Haiti Vows Better Accounting

After admitting mistakes involving questionable financial practices, Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity foundation announced Jan. 22 that it has hired a new accounting firm...

Legal Experts Question Reversal on Corporate Campaign Ads

Legal experts and campaign reform advocates are decrying the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 21 decision that reversed a years-long ban on corporate campaign spending,...

Top Banks Answer to Financial Crisis Panel

 Several major bank executives finally admitted to missteps during the 2008 financial crisis during a January 13 hearing on Capitol Hill. “People are angry. They...

Top Banks Answer to Financial Crisis Panel

Several major bank executives finally admitted to missteps during the 2008 financial crisis during a January 13 hearing on Capitol Hill “People are angry....

Arenas Pleads Guilty to Felony Gun Charge

On January 15, Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty  to a felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license in Washington, D.C. Arenas pleaded guilty in...

State of the Dream 2010 Report: Instant Changes for Minorities Recession Recovery

Even as the U.S. economy recovers, African-Americans and Latinos continue to disproportionately experience hardships in their frantic efforts to find work and maintain homeownership,...

Haitians Respond to Media Portrayal of Homeland

As many Haitians live in peril amid indescribable destruction and death, their American relatives are vexed by the media’s depiction of their native country...