After mistrial, Cosby feels “vindicated,” says spokesman

Saturday morning, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case.

April Ryan Named NABJ Journalist of the Year

April Ryan has been selected as the 2017 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has a distinguished body of work that has extraordinary depth, scope and ...

Congressional Black Caucus opposes nomination of Judge Gorsuch

On January 31, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Gorsuch’s lifelong appointment to the court would have serious consequences for all Americans, but especially African Americans and vulnerable communities.

Harvard Law Review elects first black woman as president

A Black woman has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review—the first in the revered publication’s 130-year history.

First Black Astronaut Remains a Forgotten Pioneer

Two historic events that changed America occurred 50 years ago. While many will remember the 50th anniversary of the failed Apollo 1 space flight, an equally historic event that affected Black America remains largely forgotten.

Tom Perez Elected Chair of Democratic National Committee

Tom Perez has been elected to serve as Chair of the Democratic National Committee.

First Black Crew Member to Join International Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. Epps will become the first Black crewmember to represent the U.S. on the station.

Lawyers’ Committee Goes on Red Alert as Trump Rolls Back Civil Rights

President Donald Trump began his first term by attempting to roll back the civil rights gains that occurred under his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Emmett Till’s Accuser Admits It was All a Lie

More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the White woman who accused the Chicago teenager of verbally and physically accosting her in Money, Miss., in 1955, has admitted she lied, according to a new book.

MLK’s Legacy for Black America in 2017

It is a providential time to reassess the meaning and challenges of Dr. King’s legacy for Black America in this year of profound change, anxiety, and hope.


It's been nearly 50 years since one of the most powerful and pervasive voices in history—particularly for African Americans--was suddenly silenced by an assassin's bullet.

President Obama’s Farewell Address to the American People

It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks.

To my fellow Americans

As we look back on the past eight years, President Barack Obama writes an Exit Memo on the progress made, his vision for the country’s future, and the work that remains in order to achieve that vision.

Why President Obama Will Never Get the Credit He Deserves

In less than a month, real estate baron and reality TV star Donald J. Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Foreign Influence and the Integrity of America’s Democracy

If the past is prologue, history suggests that Americans resent the interference of foreign governments and interests in our presidential elections.