DeVos’ Howard Visit Fuels HBCU Executive Order Buzz

In her first official act, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Howard University in the District of Columbia. On Feb. 9, DeVos accompanied by...

U.S. Lawmakers Call for UN Accountability in Haiti Cholera Crisis

Two Black lawmakers are leading a bipartisan push for the U.S. State Department to “immediately and unreservedly exercise its leadership” to ensure the United...

North Carolina NAACP Leader, the Rev. William Barber, Stepping Down

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. William Barber, who led the state NAACP in blocking North Carolina's attempts to limit voting rights and fiercely...

Protesters​ ​Take​ ​to​ ​Streets​ ​after​ ​Police​ ​Kill Louisiana​ ​Man

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer shot and killed a Black man during a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge convenience store,...

Descendants of ‘Tuskegee Syphilis Study’ Emerging from Shadows

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Decades later, it's still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama...

New York Times Failed to Capture Problems Facing Black Press

WASHINGTON - Sunday's front-page story on the Black Press failed to accurately portray the accomplishments of and the depth of the problems facing Black-owned...

Police: Gunman in Vehicle Shoots at Georgia Officer

ATLANTA (AP) — A gunman in a passing vehicle opened fire on an Atlanta area police officer on routine patrol, firing multiple shots before...

Rebellious Democrats Disrupt House, Stage Protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until...

Who is that Black General Who Recently Met Sec. of State Tillerson in South...

On March 17,  U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Force Command...

AME Church Celebrates Bicentennial at 50th Quadrennial Conference in Philadelphia

Two centuries ago, former Delaware slave Richard Allen and other Black worshippers formed the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, fleeing discrimination in the segregated...

Lead Attorney in Maryland’s HBCU Equity Lawsuit, Shot While Vacationing

Michael D. Jones, a litigation partner in the Washington DC office of the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis was shot in a...

Mourners in Packed Pennsylvania Church Celebrate Life of Bianca Roberson, Road-Rage Victim

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a high school graduate killed during a road rage confrontation stood teary-eyed Friday as mourners held...