President Barack Obama's top transportation official says partisan wrangling over spending prevents progress on improving the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
A federal judge has dismissed the racial discrimination claims in a lawsuit filed by a former employee against Paula Deen, the celebrity chef's representative said Monday. Some other aspects of the lawsuit are still pending.
State lawmakers and staff from around the country will gather in Atlanta this week for a conference on a wide variety of issues facing states.
Kudos to the FBI and its partners for bringing needed attention to the neglected problem of juveniles engaged in prostitution. On Monday, they announced the results of Operation Cross Country, a coordinated multi-agency campaign in which 150 alleged pimps were ...
Indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis wants the public corruption case against him dismissed.
Speaking at an Amazon.com distribution plant in Tennessee Tuesday, President Barack Obama will propose a "grand bargain" with lawmakers on spurring job growth, according to one of his top advisers.
Vowing to keep fighting for his son Trayvon -- even after the man who killed him, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of murder -- Tracy Martin said Wednesday that his family wants to turn "negative energy" surrounding their plight "into a ...
Not very long ago people of color were murdered with impunity. Schools were segregated by law. Voting resulted in death threats. And, then, we changed America.
On his long march for voting rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “the arc of the moral universe is long. But, it bends toward justice.” Years later, justice hovers along that bend; but, beyond the reach of too many ...
“For a country regarded as the paramount leader in a multicultural world, the United States has yet to embrace its own diversity; continuing failure to do so will have profound consequences for governance.”
Like many people, I've been riveted by the George Zimmerman trial. I call it "the George Zimmerman trial" because that's what it is, but the more I watch, the more I wonder: Should it be renamed "the Trayvon Martin trial?"
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose to a two-month high last week, but economists were quick to brush off the rise as a result of volatile number-crunching, rather than a discouraging sign for the economy.
The Voting Rights Act has been described as the “crown jewel” of civil rights legislation. Its passage was secured with the courage, grit and blood of activists throughout the south, like Fannie Lou Hamer who endured beating simply for trying ...
Trayvon Martin’s parents seek justice for a son killed for walking while Black.
In the months leading up to this week’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, a public opinion poll by ABC News and the Washington Post showed that 76 percent of Americans oppose affirmative action in college admissions.