NAACP RESUMES BASEY PROTEST

On June 21, Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter for shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend and young...

Simmons Named President of Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Ruth Simmons, the former President of Smith College and Brown University, and the first Black Ivy League president, was named to interim President...

Congressional Black Caucus Turns Down Second Trump Invitation

The Congressional Black Caucus turned down an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, telling him June 21 they believe their concerns are falling...

Fate of Annual HBCU Cuba Programs Unclear

With President Donald Trump enacting a new Cuba policy that aims to, among other things, curb tourism to the communist island, educators running journalism...

AP Fact Checking Trump: Believe or Not to Believe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and one of his personal lawyers have contradicted each other over whether the president is under investigation by...

After Public Outcry, Orlando, Florida Moves Confederate Statue

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — City workers on Tuesday started moving a Confederate statue called "Johnny Reb" from a park in the heart of downtown...

Year-Round Pell Grants to be Available this Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pell Grants for low-income college students can now be used for summer studies. The U.S. Education Department announced Monday that year-round Pell...

Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth’s Killer Heat Worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger...

Black Gun Owners Worried by Acquittal in Castile Shooting

Gerry Martin isn't sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit — and possibly...

Trump Praises Black Capitol Hill Officers for Saving Republicans’ Lives

President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans are hailing two Black Capitol Hill police officers as heroes after the officers risked their lives to...

Tracy K. Smith: The New Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress announced the selection of a new poet laureate, June 14. Tracy K. Smith, 45, a graduate of Harvard University (A.B.) and...

HBCU Plaintiffs Present Powerful Closing Arguments in Equity Lawsuit against State of Maryland

Challenge State’s Meager Attempts to Provide Viable Solutions to Address Racist Practices (Updated 06/16/2017) - Lawyers representing students and alumni from Maryland’s four HBCU’s ended...