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First African-American Woman to Fly U-2 Spy Plane Promoted
Lt. Colonel Merryl Tengesdal is making history....


US Judge Narrows Michael Brown Family Suit Against Ferguson
A federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. agai...


Defense Department Will Reconsider Ban on Certain Hairstyles
After complaints from 16 women in the Congressional Black Caucus, the Secretary of Defense calls fo...


Obama Names Loretta Lynch to Become Next U.S. Attorney General
The prosecutor will face a tough confirmation process....


NAACP Legal Defense Fund on Discrimination in NYC's Elite High Schools
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund explains how it built a case against the admissions policies currently...


George Zimmerman Charged With Second-Degree Murder for Death of Trayvon Martin
Special prosecutor Angela Corey said George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in...


Former Employee Sues Department of Defense Over Stuffed Ape in Noose
Former Department of Defense employee Mirlin Toomer, who is Black, said in a lawsuit filed Thursday...


Justice Dept.: No Federal Charges in Trayvon Martin Death
The DOJ said there was not enough evidence....


Criticism and Defense of Stop and Frisk Continue
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, weighe...


New Leader Sets a New Tone for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Sherrilyn Ifill, the new president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, is setting her sights on new wa...


More Sex Assaults Reported at Military Academies
DENVER – Sexual assault reports at the three U.S. military academies rose 64 percent in the 2...


ACLU Challenging Half-Pay for Discharged Gays
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a...


Senate Panel Approves Nomination of Debo Adegbile to Justice Dept. Post
Debo Adegbile, a longtime civil rights lawyer and advocate, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Co...


Report: Dark-Skinned Black Girls Receive Harsher Discipline in School
Study finds that darker skinned African-American girls are three times more likely to be suspended ...


Beyoncé, Jay Z Surprise Troops With On the Run Screening
The Carters made New Year's Eve extra special for soldiers overseas....


Holbrooke Remembered as 'Giant' of U.S. Diplomacy
WASHINGTON – Few U.S. diplomats had the breadth, depth or length of service of Richard Holbro...


US lawyer held in Rwanda critical of its president
US lawyer held in Rwanda critical of its president...


Obama considers fast appeal of gays-military order
Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Wednesday of "enormous consequences" for men and women in uni...


Obama Scraps Bush's European Missile Defense Plan
Obama scraps Bush's European missile defense plan....


Congressional Black Caucus Members Introduce Trayvon Martin Resolution
The resolution honors Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws....

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