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...

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...

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...

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...