A federal court has struck down Fayette County's at-large method of electing members to certain county offices, saying the method was a violation of the Voting Rights Act.
The leading Jewish civil rights group in the U.S. slammed anti-Semitic comments made in a Detroit church by Minister Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam.
The promotion of Captain Charline B. Stokes makes her the first African American female to attain the rank of battalion chief in the 154-year history of the Baltimore City Fire Department.
E.W. Jackson, Virginia's new Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, said he has nothing to apologize for regarding his startling past comments about abortion, race and homosexuality.
Last month, a house caught fire across the street from the Braddock Hills Volunteer Fire Department.
While the average African-American is feeling more financially secure, many still feel neglected by the financial industry, new research shows.
For decades, African Americans have voted more reliably Democratic than any other ethnic or special interest group.
DETROIT, MI - Video surfaced Tuesday of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addressing a Detroit church last week and it gives his take on the city's challenges and what needs to happen for residents to overcome them.
Byron Bailey Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors vice-chairman Byron Bailey, right, speaks with his attorney, Robert Jones, before going into a private meeting on Monday, May 20.
Throughout American history, restrictions on voter registration were a major tool of disenfranchisement.
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African-American adults living closer to a fast food restaurant had a higher body mass index than those who lived further away from fast food, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and this association was particularly strong among those with a lower income.
The Supreme Court won't order new legislative elections in Mississippi over complaints about the timing of the state's redistricting.
Social media was ablaze during the season finale of ABC's hit political thriller Scandal .
American writer Gwendolyn Brooks, of Chicago, Ill., poses with her first book of poems titled "A Street in Bronzeville," 1945, in this undated photo at an unknown location.
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