The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a new law requiring voters to provide photo identification. The ruling Thursday coincided with a ruling on the same day by a federal judge in Texas striking down a Texas law that voters must provide photo identification at the polls. Both rulings mean that voters in Wisconsin and Texas […]
President Barack Obama will delay action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, news reports said Saturday, a decision aimed at helping some embattled Democrats avoid the highly-politicized issue in their re-election campaigns.
It is difficult for Goth Ali to believe the man he sees in shaky and grainy social media videos is the same one he has known for almost a decade – Abdirahmaan Muhumed.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to be in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday, site of violent protests following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Holder is due to meet with community leaders, FBI investigators and federal civil rights officials to discuss the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown […]
A senior official of the African Union said next month’s US-Africa Summit in Washington should provide Africa and the United States an opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership.
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama says graduating university students should be allowed to refinance their education loans in order to help free them from heavy debt. In his weekly Saturday address, Obama said he would like to see legislation passed to help the students. He supports legislation coming up for debate soon in the […]
WASHINGTON — Sixty years ago, the highest court in the United States changed the face of education. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. By Deborah Block At the time of the ruling many school systems — especially in the southern states — had separate […]
Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to expansive spaces where history is retold in plush theaters, through widescreen televised reports, […]
Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys President says he will continue project even after leaving the White House By D. Kevin McNeir Few would deny that the many challenges facing young Black and brown boys in America are often overwhelming. From inequities in education to poverty, inadequate health care or a […]
WASHINGTON – In a highly anticipated speech on Friday, President Barack Obama introduced a series of reforms that will place new limits and safeguards on U.S. intelligence gathering, including additional protections for foreign nationals overseas. By Ramy Srour After weathering months of new disclosures and increasingly strident public criticism about the extent of U.S. spying, […]