Alabama Inmate Defiant before His Execution for Killing Cop

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he...

White Nationalist Spencer Drowned Out by Protesters at University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered White nationalist Richard Spencer's supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer...

Column: Delay Accepting Racism Complaints Damages English Football Association

LONDON (AP) — Claims of institutional racism dismissed as "fluff" by the chairman. A player believing she was being blackmailed into silence. And a...

325-Pound Woman Charged with Killing Girl by Sitting on Her

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green...

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Events Commemorate Civil Rights Icon Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th Birthday

(Updated 10/6/2017) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi-born civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is being commemorated Friday on what would have been her 100th...

Ona Judge: The Slave Who Ran Away from George Washington

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Stepping off a boat in a New Hampshire port in 1796, 22-year-old Ona Judge was on the run from the...

Philadelphia to Honor 19th-century Black Educator, Activist with City Hall Statue

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A century before the fight to end Jim Crow segregation laws, Octavius Valentine Catto was leading a civil rights movement in...

Sloane Stephens Tops Madison Keys in US Open Final for 1st Grand Slam Title

NEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens dominated a shaky Madison Keys in the U.S. Open final and won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to earn...

Comedian, Civil Rights Icon Dick Gregory Dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread...

Black Community Mourns Passing of Journalist and Civil Rights Icon George E. Curry

(Updated 8/24/2016) George E. Curry was an unabashed advocate of truth--ensuring it even in the most basic word choice, punctuation, spelling--and was courageous in...

Nielsen-Essence Survey: Black Consumers Rank AFRO No. 1 Among Country’s Black Newspapers

The AFRO-American Newspapers is considered the No. 1 African-American newspaper among Black consumers nationwide, according to the results of a survey released this week. Nielsen,...