WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.
There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights ...
President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.
Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city ...
A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.
As the U.S. Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.
Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church - minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old - civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his ...
Michael Brown will be laid to rest Monday, and his father says he just wants one thing: peace.
Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race.
For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson suddenly gave way to peaceful ...
At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu.
Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society.
A Missouri police officer "relieved of duty" after pointing rifle, threatening protester's life. Police union lawyer: Incident is "unfortunate," officers are tired and "human"
The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him. Less than 20 seconds after their arrival, the officers open fire, killing him.