Civil Rights Groups Decry Supreme Court’s Ruling in ‘Dukes v. Wal-Mart’ Case

On June 20, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Wal-Mart in a grueling 11-year case dubbed the largest civil rights suit in American...

Black Republican Candidate Cain Resists Being Labeled “African American”

One presidential candidate’s perspective on race has ignited commentary and discussion about racial identity and its importance in the 2012 race. When Bloomberg News interviewed...

Michelle Obama to Visit South Africa and Botswana

First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Africa during the week of June 20 as part of an ongoing effort to promote youth leadership,...

FEMA Weathers Storms both Natural and Political

Summer has not yet begun and it’s already been an alarming weather year for the United States. A reported 1,384 tornadoes and floods have...

NNPA Holds Annual Summer Convention

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will hold its annual summer convention next week in Chicago, Ill. This year’s celebration will take place June...

Julian Bond Leads Tour through Civil Rights History

Touring the major sites of the Civil Rights Movement with Julian Bond is a little like touring England with a Beatle. Celebrities do him favors,...

Modeling Agent: Milan and Paris Don’t Want Black Girls

The founder of a London-based model management company says it’s hard to find commercial modeling work for dark-skinned women because designers in fashion capitals...

Jury Convicts Two Men in Killing of Black Oakland Journalist

An Alameda (Calif.) Circuit Court jury June 9 convicted two men of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Oakland Black journalist Chauncey Bailey,...

CBC Chairman Presses for Jobs

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emmanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) has vowed to fight for a jobs bill given the high unemployment rate among African Americans. Cleaver...

Study Examines Millennials View: Is Race Still a Big Issue

When Barack Obama ascended to the White House in 2009 as the nation’s first Black president with the help of millions of first time...

Shrinking Government Means Fewer Jobs for Blacks, Labor Dept. Figures Show

Black workers may be hit hardest as the lingering recession and the political drive to shrink federal and state spending are resulting in a...

Return of the ‘Do-Nothing Congress’

When Republican lawmakers swept to power last November, they promised voters that the 112th Congress would be noted for the quality of legislation that...