POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term
Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states
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POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term
Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states
President Obama and the First Lady are encouraging Americans to apply
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are encouraging Americans to apply to the White…
Nineteen recipients to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor
ALVIN AILEY: Ailey is credited with helping to popularize modern dance throughout the world for…
United Nations provides a breakdown of annual drug use by nation
Mid-term election day wrapped Tuesday with a couple of big wins for marijuana. Alaska, Oregon,…
President Obama announces his choice to replace Eric Holder
Check out facts on President Obama’s pick, Loretta Lynch, who is slated to take over…
POTUS pushes for freedom on the World Wide Web
President Obama championed net neutrality today in a statement and video in hopes of fighting…
Loretta Lynch in the running to fill Eric Holder's spot
Obama administration expected to select Loretta Lynch as new attorney general and first black woman…
Retired pediatric neurosurgeon to release 40-minute video campaign ad
Retired pediatric neurosurgeon set to release 40-minute video campaign ad for 2016 presidential election.
Scott first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction
South Carolina’s Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in…
Can New Jersey's first black senator make good on promise for bipartisan solutions?
Senator Cory Booker joins Sen. Tim Scott. as the first African-American candidate voted to a…
Midterm elections saw votes favor new popularity
The Republican Party now has full control of Congress.
A GOP wave crashed into the…
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If you aren’t familiar with the voting process or why you should vote this Nov.…
Harvard Youth Polls releases report with significant findings
Harvard Youth Poll finds over half of millennials that will be “definitely” voting prefer Republican-run…
See what black politicians are working to make history in the U.S. government
With the November 4th elections on the way, we’ve rounded up black political power players…
The results came out in a report by the Joint Center today
The Joint Center for Political and Economic studies released the results of the Black Turnout…
"Steady stream" of people head for exit while President rallies for Anthony Brown
President Obama making a rare appearance to support Maryland democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown just…
POTUS unpopularity among white people forcing Senate candidates to make choices
President Obama’s deep unpopularity among whites forcing Senate candidates to make choices.
'Invisible soldier' is heavily decorated Army general & first African-American CENTCOM commander
‘Invisible soldier’ is a heavily decorated Army general & the first African-American CENTCOM commander.
The 63-year-old will announce his departure later today
Breaking news from Washington, D.C., finds Attorney General Eric Holder resigning from his position.
Latest findings indicate voters in the nation's capital overwhelmingly in support
Latest poll finds voters in the nation’s capital overwhelmingly in support legalizing marijuana.
Commander-in-Chief outlines a four-point plan to defend America
President Obama outlines four-points on how the government will respond to Islamic State of Iraq…
Young leaders welcomed at Washington D.C. Town hall
Five hundred African students chosen from 50,000 welcomed at Washington DC Town hall.
Women are not getting loans and government contracts needed to grow
Significant barriers still exist for women entrepreneurs more than 26 years after enactment of groundbreaking…
More than 40 actions the president has taken since January
Since January, the president has taken more than 40 executive actions to help families succeed…
All Def Digital CEO speaks on the future of policy and diversity in the nation
Russell Simmons, All Def Digital CEO, took to his HuffPost blog to bring awareness to…
ColorofChange.org advocates for minority females to take action via activism
ColorofChange.org advocates for minority females to take action against latest Supreme Court ruling on contraceptives.
Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control
New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.
Obama: Top priority rebuilding economy where hard workers has the chance to get ahead
The Obama administration continues its push to amend U.S. workplace policies. (Image: File)
On June 23,…
Order to effect lives of 22% of American workforce
The White House has announced that President Obama is preparing an executive order that would…
New tax provision will help small business streamline records, purchase equipment
The National Federation of Independent Business is giving two thumbs up after the House of…
Bill De Blasio proposes Barclays Center as site for the bid
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio proposes Brooklyn as host for next DNC.
To explore business case for generous workplace flexibility and paid parental leave
Leading up to a summit on working families, the White House is hosting a day…
West Virginia Senator standing by Obama Race Remarks
West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller: Race Colors GOP view of Obama
Senator Jay Rockefeller is not…
Julian Castro to be nominated as HUD Secretary, called Political Rising Star
A small cabinet reshuffle within the Obama administration could have big implications for the next…
Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps
The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…
Among the people he intends to appoint are Alonzo Mourning, Misty Copeland and Jason Collins
What do you think of his choices?
All Americans without healthcare nears six-year low
The number of Americans without health insurance dipped to its lowest in nearly six years
More than 100 celebrity endorsers pushed the "get covered" message through public service service announcements, radio appearances and tweets
Key to surpassing President Obama’s goal for HealthCare.govesignups by the March 31 deadline – and…
Valerie Jarrett notes the need to establish economic programs for women in light of the fact that women comprise half of the U.S. workforce
President Obama has announced that he will host a White House summit on working families…
Visit will be the former president's third to the Ed Sullivan Theatre
President Jimmy Carter won’t be the only Jimmy on late night television
Will Congress come together to move beyond its “do nothing” label to pass key legislation this term
What’s the most pressing issue in your opinion?
Adegbile's involvement in the Mumia Abu Jamal defense cost him
With support from several members of his own party, President Obama was delivered a crushing…
Will Obama get tough with Putin?
Facing one of his greatest foreign policy crises, President Obama declared Monday that Russia’s military…
The hyperconnected NJ senator is eager to enact policies that will shape the nation
It was within a week of being sworn into the U.S. Senate that former Newark…
Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative launched yesterday that specifically addresses…
My Brother's Keeper will search for ways to intervene in the lives of young black men throughout the US
Do you know the percentage of young black men who grow up without knowing their…
The First Lady and the White House's senior advisor are shaping national agendas
The Black Enterprise Women of Power February2014 issue spotlights remarkable women, whose individual and collective…
First stop in the series is Atlanta at Morehouse College. Goal is to improve academic achievement of black students
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA) is launching a series…
Maria Contreras-Sweet has firsthand small business and banking experience
The newly appointed head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet would bring years…
National Black Justice Coalition’s Sharon Lettman-Hicks is one of 15 members charged with improving educational outcomes of African Americans
The National Education Commission has a new member
What score would you give President Obama on his racial stance?
If you gave President Barack Obama a grade for his impact on the African American…
The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour
Will it pass both the House and the Senate?
Without ENDA, African American LGBT workers face double, triple discrimination
The passage of the act was supported on both sides
Administration working to fix healthcare application process plagued with problems since open enrollment
Will this issue be fixed soon?
Senate rejects the House's last minute bill to delay part of Obama’s health care law
The Office of Management and Budget issued orders that “agencies should now execute plans for…
The President arrived in Stockholm to kick off a 3 day trip overseas.
After an overnight flight the President landed in Stockholm, Sweden for a meeting with officials…
President Obama speaks at the 50th Anniversary ceremony of the March on Washington.
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The differences between Black American then and now highlighted in our infographic.
The numbers show change, but is it enough?
Dodd–Frank progress will be focus of talks
President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with financial market regulators to discuss progress
Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania among first countries to be impacted
New venture aims to bring electricity to 20 million new African households and commercial entities.
Africa is developing by leaps and bounds, analysts say
Lola Adesioye says Africa can no longer be ignored by President Obama
Obama said the trip to the slave dungeon helped him “fully appreciate the magnitude of the slave trade”
First Family visits historic slave dungeon
President Obama calls decision a 'setback'
U.S. Supreme court hands down major change to Voting Rights Act
GOP summer recess shows an increase in attention to Black Republicans.
June lit up like Black Republican Month
While some say SCOTUS ruling on Affirmative Action was a win for supporters, was it really?
The U.S. Supreme Court rules on pivotal Affirmative Action case
President continues to work on a campaign promise made to Latinos
Obama cites analysis of the Senate immigration reform bill, which shows it would cut deficits…
Obama will be visiting South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania in upcoming trip
President Obama set to embark on trip to South Africa, Senegal
Congress finds yet another thing not to come together on
Republicans wanted deeper cuts to the nation’s food stamp program, but Democrats rejected.
Outlook of economy depends in large part to youth jobs
President Obama, White House push for youth jobs.
Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave who went on to be the first African American nominated for Vice-President of the United States
7-foot bronze statue of black abolitionist erected in Emancipation Hall
Not all Republicans think it's a good idea to revive debate on rape and abortion
House Republicans will vote on the most restrictive abortion bill to come to the floor…
Arizona wanted voters to show citizenship documentation before they even registered to vote
Supreme Court upholds National Voting Rights Act in Arizona v. ITCA Decision
As Surgeon General, Benjamin oversaw a report that documented how even an occasional cigarette or secondhand smoke can cause immediate damage to the human body
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin stepping down after four years
The NSA forced Verizon to hand over phone records for its customers without due process of law
Do you think the government needs to spy on its citizens to keep us safe?
Polls shows more than half of New Jersey voters support Newark mayor's race
Newark mayor is way ahead of his Democratic rivals to fill the late Sen. Frank…
Girls as young as 12 will not need prescription or parental consent
Food and Drug Administration ordered to stop blocking pill maker’s application for no age and…
Cory Booker would be New Jersey's first black U.S. Senator
Newark Mayor Cory Booker announces he will run for late Frank Lautenberg’s seat
Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandra are due to be sentenced July 3rd
Do you think the recommended sentence is too harsh?
The administration wants students to use wireless devices at their desks
The average U.S. school has a slower internet connection than the typical American home, a…
"She came right down in my face,” the heckler said. “I was taken aback.”
First Lady gives crowd ultimatum: You can listen to her or me.
The appointment has served as a stepping stone to a Supreme Court nomination in the past
Judge Robert Leon Wilkins nominated to DC Court of Appeals
HNIC stands for "Head [n-word] in charge"
The Daily Caller tweets, then deletes a shorthand for the N-word
President remains willing to work with Republicans on his stalled agenda
It will be an uphill battle to dismantle the Republican majority, Obama conceded at a…
Some say Obamacare is not liberal enough; others say it's too liberal
Obamacare gets mixed reviews among the American public says new poll
Justice Dept. claims they don't plan to file any charges against the reporter
Eric Holder personally signs off on warrant to search reporter’s personal email
Could he be a potential Supreme Court nominee?
Obama’s pick, Srinivasan, breezes through confirmation hearings
Protection for same sex couples did not make the cut
Historic measure would create a path to citizen ship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Some Republicans looking for ways to tie scandal to Obama's White House
Republicans are out for blood over reports that tax officials targeted tea party groups.
Democrats and Republicans have not agreed to come to table about it
President’s budget proposal includes higher taxes on high-income families, millionaires and tobacco.
Benghazi, I.R.S., and Justice Department controversies are big distractions for White House
This has not been a good week for the Obama White House.
Intense focus on the…
A head has rolled at the IRS over the Tea Party scandal
In wake of ‘scandal’ surrounding Tea Party, IRS Commissioner resigns
The NAACP was audited in 2004 under George W. Bush
Former NAACP president Julian Bond says the GOP has a double standard
GOP lawmakers calling for IRS Commissioner's head to roll
IRS allegedly gave conservative groups more scrutiny in 2012
Waters has been a congresswoman for 22 years
Waters plays nice with bankers in her new role
More whites stayed home on election day, but so did the young
White voter turnout dropped below the black rate for the first time since 1996.
Tax-free online transactions in the U.S. could soon be a thing of the past
Where do you stand on this?
Clarence Thomas says he and Obama don't have much of a relationship
Black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas calls Obama a media darling
Suspect is a martial arts instructor from Tupelo, Mississippi
Former Republican candidate arrested for sending Ricin laced letter to president
Anthony Foxx is the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
Obama picks Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation
The gifts included premium golf gear
Nick Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni gave Obamas $41,000 in gifts in 2011
Do you think Obama is doing all he can to pass gun control?
NY Times Op-Ed columnist says Obama failed gun control
Substance not confirmed by Secret Service
The Secret Service has found a suspicious substance in a letter to the President.
Policy makers show growing concern for economic effects of student debt.
White House proposes fixed student debt interest rates should not determined by Congress.
Some people thought the comment was inappropriate
Do you think Pres. Obama’s statement was over the top?
The President will write a check every month for the portion due.
More than 70,000 federal employees have received notices that their agencies intend to furlough them…
POTUS celebrates Easter with his family.
President Barack Obama delivered his yearly Easter message, reminded all of the Passover holiday earlier…
Religious leaders challenge the Obama administration's concept of 'Just War'
For Easter,six rabbis, reverends, and priests create a short video sharing why they oppose drone…
GOP rips President Obama for sending daughters to Bahamas for Spring Break.
Rep. Steve King says Obama should show some ‘austerity’ amid America’s recovering economy.
Republican strategist's joke ends up on wrong side of the punch line.
While Brazile did not seem bothered by the joke, Twitter and liberal blogs ridiculed Rove.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman's death
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman honored with national monument
Obama reached out to ordinary Israelis during his visit
Pres. Obama honors an Israeli prime minister who wanted peace deal
Republican National Committee vows to restructure party to attract minorities.
RNC Chairman says the party plans to make major changes for the 2016 election.
Henry Healy from Ireland is Pres. Obama's eighth cousin
Pres. Obama embraces his Irish ancestry
Yityish Aynaw won Israel's top beauty prize
The President will meet the first black woman to be crowned Miss Israel
Obama has appointed one Latino, but no blacks to the Cabinet of his second administration
Congressional Black Caucus questions Obama’s commitment to diversity
Susan Rice may join the Obama administration in an advisory role after all
Susan Rice’s name surfaces as possible contender for national security adviser
VP Joe Biden White House is the mouthpiece on gun control, for now.
Will Obama get something passed?
Sexual assaults against women have decreased since the original Act was passed
Obama adds more protections for all women
U.S. economy adds 236,000 jobs in February.
The black unemployment rate remained at 13.8 percent.
Enlisted men and women had the advantage of receiving tuition assistance---not anymore.
The army announces that it will no longer provide tuition assistance to soldiers
U.S. Attorney General confirms Obama's stance on American drone strikes.
In a letter, Eric Holder says American terrorists could be killed under “extraordinary circumstances.”
Americans blame the president for recent sequester in Washington.
Poll respondents agree that Obama and Democrats failed to come to agreement with Republicans.
Mitt's takeaway from 2012 election: Do not underestimate the influence of low-income and minority voters
Mitt Romney laments losing his 2012 presidential bid
The sequester will cause mandatory cuts to federal vouchers for poor Americans.
125,000 individuals and families will be put at risk of becoming homeless if the sequester…
Voting Rights Act to hit the floor of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court is voicing skepticism
Obama administration honors ten leaders in education.
White House creates ‘Champions of Change’ initiative to honor African American achievement.
Sotomayor blames Obama administration for ignoring comment.
What do you think of Sotomayor’s comments?
The Obama administration asks the Supreme Court to step in and challenge DOMA.
DOMA is a federal law passed in 1996 that defines marriage as exclusively between a…
The first lady, reframed
What do you think of Michelle’s new look?
Obama 'ran across the room' to embrace Carter
Obama thanks former president Jimmy Carter’s grandson for finding ’47 percent’ video
Former Illinois representative admits to stealing campaign funds.
Jackson faces 46 to 57 months in prison and up to $100,000 in fines.
Majority of Americans approve of the president's performance.
Poll respondents said they supported Obama’s proposal to increase government spending.
The outspoken leader says president's policy kills innocent children.
Drone policies are affecting the view many have of the president
The administration unveils 10-year technological project.
It is the administration’s hope that this technological voyage will do for the brain, what…
Obama has played over 100 rounds of golf since he became president
President Obama meets championship golfer Tiger Woods on the golf course for President’s Day weekend
Obama responds to calls from gun-violence activists
Obama will address gun-violence in Chicago in upcoming visit
Dr. Carson says the "PC police are out in force everywhere"
Head of Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins says Obamacare is a bureaucracy
Action figure of the president released days after White House photo showing him skeet-shooting
President Obama made headlines recently when a photo was released of him skeet shooting at…
The Oval Office is getting an upgrade
Obama will be moved into a replica Oval Office during renovations
Jackson says Obama visit necessary
Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks federal intervention is needed in Chicago to combat gang-violence.
Obama says he engages in skeet shooting all the time
White House releases a photo of President Obama discharging a shotgun
Parks will be the first African-American woman depicted in a statue on Capitol Hill
Congress to unveil a statue of the civil rights activist Rosa Parks
Is creating a gun safety course a good or bad idea?
The “South Carolina Gun Safety Program” is a proposed bill by Republican Senator Lee Bright.
Rice began her work on Face the Nation Sunday
CBS News hires former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a contributor
Do you think MLK would be proud?
What a coincidence that both are on the same day.
In the first official portrait the president was straight-faced; In his second, he's smiling
The White House releases President Obama’s official portrait for his second term
West's letter is described as "possibly the shortest letter from Congress in US History."
CAIR puts a letter Allen West wrote to them up for sale to raise funds
Three appointments in a row have been white men
Rep. Charlie Rangel from New York criticizes President Obama’s recent cabinet picks
One of the goodies in the store is a commemorative poster by Chuck Close
A souvenir store has been opened for Obama’s Inaugural celebration