First African-American Woman Takes Command of U.S. Navy Forces in Europe, Africa

The first African-American woman to lead the U.S. Navy’s forces in Europe and Africa officially took command in a ceremony on June 7. Admiral Michelle...

Obama Marks Milestone: Malia Graduates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama marked a big milestone Friday: His daughter Malia graduated from high school. Outside of the media glare, the soon-to-be...

New Grant Will Expand Understanding of American Slave Trade

Now in its seventh year, the website “Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database” is one of the most sought-after resources among humanities scholars and researchers,...

Federal Appeals Court: People Do Not Have Right to Carry Concealed Weapons in Public...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP-Updated 6/9/2016) —Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Americans do not have a constitutional right...

Tera Poole Becomes First Black Valedictorian at Oldest Dental School

(Updated 6/9/2016) Tera Poole recently made history when she became the first Black valedictorian at the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry in May....

More Officers File Suit Against Baltimore’s Top Prosecutor

Two more officers charged in the death of a 25-year-old Black man in police custody have filed suit against Baltimore's top prosecutor. Officers Edward Nero...

Where Did the Black Banks Go?

America has half as many Black-owned banks as existed 15 years ago. “People assume don’t know what they are doing,” said Alden McDonald, CEO...

Curiel, Federal Judge Target of Trump Racist Attacks, Also Member of a Black Fraternity

Recently in San Diego, Ca., Donald Trump took to the stage to take aim at a new target. This time Trump sets his sights...

Obama Honors Super Bowl Champion Broncos at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored the Denver Broncos at the White House Monday for winning Super Bowl 50 with one of the...

New Miss USA from DC to Take a Break from Army Reserves

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of the...

Statement from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on the Passing of...

Muhammad Ali was The Greatest.  Period.  If you just asked him, he’d tell you.  He’d tell you he was the double greatest; that he’d...

Senate Republican Leader McConnell Denies Voting Rights Problems

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is praising the Supreme Court's 2013 decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act, dismissing concerns that the ruling...