The biggest names in entertainment, business and politics gathered together in Washington D.C. to honor Black excellence at the 2016 BET Honors.
FBI Director James B. Comey described the information as vital in the ongoing debate over policing in the United States.
Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday morning by Vice President Joe Biden as the 83rd U.S. attorney general during a moving ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice. The long-awaited ceremony followed a rancorous debate over the Republican Senate’s five-month delay to confirm Lynch in a partisan dispute with President Barack Obama. Finally confirmed last […]
Loretta E. Lynch was confirmed Thursday as the 83rd U.S. Attorney General following a months long wait in a bitter debate that had nothing to do with her candidacy, reports say. The Senate voted 56 to 43, with 10 Republicans for her confirmation, according to The New York Times. Democrats applauded the confirmation after Lynch […]
UPDATE: 2:00 PM EST The Justice Department has released a statement on the closing of the investigation into Trayvon Martin’s death. The Justice Department announced today that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, […]
U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder channeled his inner Tupac when protesters interrupted him during a speech Monday in Atlanta, Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, telling…
Late last week, President Obama nominated federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. And naturally the media rushed to get their hands on Lynch’s past — partly to make a parallel between Holder and his civil rights past (what kind of AG will Lynch make?), and partly to support a conservative narrative […]
Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is expected to announce his resignation Thursday. Holder is the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general. From NPR: Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and […]
UPDATE: Wednesday August 20, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder has penned a message to Ferguson residents in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. Holder is in Ferguson meeting with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the death of the unarmed teenager by a Ferguson police officer. Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the […]
In an effort to tackle discrimination, racism and the war on drugs, Attorney General Eric Holder is making a move to shorten sentences in federal drug cases, a Justice Department official said. The plan would cut prison terms for many drug convicts by an average of nearly a year. Holder plans to announce his endorsement of […]
Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t holding anything back when it comes to some controversial national issues. In an exclusive interview on Thursday with MSNBC, Holder spoke about new voting rights legislation, dismissed the new government watchdog report, which declared some of NSA’s programs illegal, but most shockingly, denounced America’s War on Drugs and highlighted the […]