United States Department of Agriculture worker Shirley Sherrod says that the White House has forced her out of a job over a manufactured racial controversy.
Protests erupted in Oakland overnight after the Johannes Mehserle trial ended Thursday with a conviction for the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. But legal experts call the outcome of the transit police officer's trial fair.
President Obama met with national African-American leaders Wednesday over economic concerns in the community. Here are four indicators of how African-Americans are faring in the recession.
But as the organization celebrates its centennial in New York, some young people have mixed feelings about how the NAACP fits in their lives.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has launched a program that lets people use their cell phones to report incidents of police misconduct.
The nation has elected a black man as president, but that hasn't erased deep-seated racism or economic inequalities.
Civil rights activists praise the court for not throwing out a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Benjamin Jealous was chosen amid divides over how to reenergize the organization.