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...

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...

Obama Administration Unveils National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The Obama administration took a monumental leap forward Tuesday by announcing the country’s first-ever National HIV/AIDS strategy (NHAS), activists say. However, they wonder if...

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...

Verdict in Oscar Grant Case Spurs Violence in Oakland

Hundreds flooded the streets of downtown Oakland on the evening of July 8 after a verdict in the trial of Oscar Grant’s shooting death. Johannes...

NAACP Blasts BP for Exposing Blacks to Poor Health Conditions in Oil-Spill Recovery

The NAACP is charging that BP is primarily hiring minorities for the dangerous jobs in the oil spill clean up and putting them at...

L.A.’s Alleged “Grim Sleeper” Serial Killer Arrested After 25 Years of Attacks

A 57-year-old man was arrested and charged on July 6 after authorities identified him as a serial killer responsible for murders spanning over 25...

Former Detroit Public Schools Official Arraigned on Obscenity Charges

Former Detroit Public School (DPS) Board President Otis Mathis III was arraigned on an obscenity charge Tuesday. He was released on a $50,000 bond,...

Unemployment Benefits Extension Remains in Limbo

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote next week on whether to extend unemployment benefits through November for those who have been out of...

Steele Talks Himself into Irrelevance

Michael Steele has maintained a Teflon-like resistance to criticism since he became the Republican National Committee chairman in 2008. And it appears he again...

Department of Justice Files Suit Against Arizona

The Department of Justice this week filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona, claiming that its immigration law, S.B. 1070, unconstitutionally interferes with...

Jurors Deliberating in Murder Trial of White Oakland Officer Charged in Black Man’s Death

A Los Angeles County jury is to resume deliberations July 6 in the murder trial of a White, former Oakland, Calif. mass transit officer...