(NNPA) - More than four years after sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were taken out by the Supreme Court and following four attempts under a House led by Republicans, Rep. Terri Sewell’s (R-Ala.) bill to reinstate voting protections has finally passed.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority International President Dr. Glenda Glover has announced that the sorority will raise $1M for Historically Black Colleges and Universities this upcoming Monday (Sept. 17) for what they have designated as HBCU Community Impact Day.
(NNPA) - In response to the release of documents showing the transfer of $9.8 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emergency preparedness funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for its detention centers, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), made the following st…
Texas Rangers have told CNN that a Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting death of unarmed black man Botham Shem Jean.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - After a long and bitter impasse, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and members of the St. Louis County Council are planning to provide a pay boost for nurses that treat county inmates.
(CNN) - Tia Coleman was one of 31 people riding on a Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel when the craft began to sink in the rough lake water whipped up by a fast-moving thunderstorm.
(CNN) – The investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, barbarous even in an era in which blacks in the South were subjected to untold viciousness, has been reopened based on "new information," according to a US Justice Department report to Congress.
Former NAACP chairman and CEO Ben Jealous has defeated Prince George’s County executive Rushern Banker to win the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The victory is considered an upset of Maryland’s party establishment.
University of Florida used Twitter to issue an apology to several African American students rushed from the stage by a faculty member when they chose to celebrate as they walked across the stage to receive their diploma on Saturday.
Jasmine Harrison, a 17-year-old senior from Greensboro N.C., was accepted into 113 colleges and earned nearly $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships.
(Northstar News Today) - The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum opened yesterday to teach us a part of American history never printed in high school textbooks.
(NNPA) - Last week, several civil rights groups filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release the contents of the agency’s redacted memo referred to in government documents as the “Race Paper.”
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said that no charges will be filed against two Baton Rouge police officers in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling. According to CNN, Landry said that an investigation determined the officers acted in a "reasonable and justifiable manner.”
Linda Brown Thompson, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation in American public schools, passed away Sunday, March 25 at the Lexington Park Nursing & Post Acute Center in Topeka, Kansas. She was 75.
If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably seen that the iconic Toys"R"Us is winding down its business operations in the U.S., and closing its stores across the country, including stores in Puerto Rico.
(CNN) -- In an unprecedented show of unity and political solidarity, waves of students marched out of class Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws and an end to school massacres.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him, replacing his top diplomat ahead of a potential high-stakes sitdown between the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump mocked California Rep. Maxine Waters during a freewheeling speech Saturday night, saying she had a "very low IQ."
(CNN) -- A new lawsuit filed by the porn star known as Stormy Daniels claims President Donald Trump never signed a hush agreement regarding an alleged sexual encounter between the two and therefore the agreement is void.
(CNN) -- A gunman was at large after reports of shots fired at Campbell Hall dormitory at Central Michigan University, the school said Friday morning on its website and its verified Twitter account.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Monday he would have stormed into the Florida high school to stop the gunman perpetrating the nation's latest mass shooting "even if I didn't have a weapon" as he lambasted the inaction of a sheriff's deputy assigned to the school.
(CNN) -- Former first lady Michelle Obama's highly anticipated memoir, "Becoming," will be released on Nov. 13, the book's publisher announced Sunday.
(CNN) -- Before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida on February 14, law enforcement officials received several calls from people concerned about the young man's guns and violent behavior. In one, a caller said Cruz planned "to shoot up" an unnamed school.
(CNN) -- When Kayla Eubanks saw a sign for a Black History Month special menu in a New York University dining hall on Tuesday, she was interested to see what they were serving.
(HU News Service) WASHINGTON—Tens of thousands of high school students across America were marked with an unexcused absence Wednesday, but everyone knew where they were.
(CNN) -- The FBI failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Parkland, Florida, school massacre, the bureau said in a statement on Friday.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said Tuesday that he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with the President before his time in office.
(CNN) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs' "Anglo-American heritage" during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington.
(CNN) -- On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump was asked his thoughts on the departure of White House staff secretary Rob Porter amid a series of allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-wives.
(CNN) -- Senate leaders unveiled a two-year budget deal Wednesday, a major victory for both parties that could prevent a government shutdown at the end of this week, but the plan still needs to pass the House where it's already facing strong headwinds.
CNN) -- Initial planning for the military parade requested by President Donald Trump is now underway, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford has confirmed.
(CNN) -- At least 90 migrants are believed to have died after their boat sank off the coast of Libya, the International Organization for Migration said Friday.
(CNN) -- US President Donald Trump hailed his country's "great relationships" with Rwanda after meeting Friday with its leader, Paul Kagame, but did not say whether they had discussed Trump's reportedly vulgar remark about African nations earlier this month.
(CNN Money) -- The unemployment rate for African American workers has never been lower — another sign of the strength of the economy.Still, at 6.8%, black unemployment remains well above the rate for white people, at 3.7%. That disparity is deeply rooted and a continuing cause of concern for…
Michael P. McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta on Thursday, January 18. This award was created by Xernona Clayton, founder of the Trumpet Awards and formerly an executive member of…
(CNN) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Monday that he and Senate GOP leaders have reached a deal to reopen the government, and the chamber is on track to pass a plan to keep the government funded for three weeks.
(CNN) -- US President Donald Trump's complaints about immigrants coming to the US from "shithole countries" have prompted condemnation from around the world.
(CNN) -- A federal judge in California late Tuesday temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
(CNN Money) -- H&M was forced to apologize Monday for using a black child to model a sweatshirt with a "coolest monkey in the jungle" slogan.
(CNN Money) -- The Trump administration unveiled a proposed rule Thursday that would make it easier for small businesses -- and some self-employed folks -- to band together and buy health insurance.
(CNN) -- Erica Garner -- an activist for social justice and the eldest daughter of the man who died from a police choke hold in New York in 2014 -- died on Saturday days after suffering a heart attack, according to her official Twitter account.
(CNN) -- The eldest daughter of Eric Garner, who died after a New York City police officer put him in a chokehold, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack, according to multiple reports.
(CNN) -- The French government stepped up its fight against slavery as the first group of refugees rescued from Libya touched down Tuesday in Paris from Niger.
(CNN) -- White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," plans to leave the White House next month, according to a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders.
(CNN) -- The Alabama Senate race is over. And Democrat Doug Jones has pulled off an absolutely massive upset, edging embattled Republican Roy Moore.
(CNN) -- In a shocking upset Tuesday night, Democrat Doug Jones was projected to become the US senator-elect for the state of Alabama, defeating embattled Republican Roy Moore.
(CNN) -- An amateur terror attack struck the Port Authority bus terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near Times Square on Monday morning, injuring three people and causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter hubs in the city, officials said.