Grandson of Malcolm X dies in Mexico
For Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, trouble seemed to come easy. His troubles began in 1997, when at age 12, he plead guilty to setting fire to the apartment of his grandmother
Immigration bill could reunite deportees with families in U.S.
Maria Del Rosario Rodríguez first heard the good news via a text message from her husband. She rushed to tell her co-workers – there might be a chance for her to reunite with her family on U.S. soil
Education cuts take heavier toll on HBCUs than others
As President Obama continues to underscore the need to increase the college-educated workforce significantly by 2020, all except two states have slashed their funding for higher education.
45 years after Martin Luther King, struggle goes on
This month marks the 45 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, when he was 39. King has now been gone from us longer than he was with us.
Obama budget breaks Social Security pledge
Even before President Obama released his budget proposal, preliminary details about his plan to effectively cut Social Security cost of living increases has caused a firestorm among supporters who now feel betrayed.
Supreme Court searches for way around gay marriage
In nearly two hours of arguments last Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard many of the expected cases for and against recognizing gay marriage
Opponents hit the streets with signs against gay marriage
They are moms and dads, authors and activists, a former police officer and a former single mom. They’re Black and White and Hispanic.
Congressional Black Caucus offers its budget plan
The Congressional Black Caucus opposes a proposed House Republican budget for fiscal 2014 and instead offered an alternative budget that it said is faired to the voters the CBC represents.
Scalia ‘racial entitlement’ comment stirs controversy
In the oral arguments before the Supreme Court on the Voting Rights Act, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the provision as “perpetuation of racial entitlement. ”
Florida gives “Stand Your Ground” vote of confidence
In the year since George Zimmerman followed, fought and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has been under national scrutiny.