King Near Death

He Foresaw The End, Then Conquered Fear of It Sept. 23, 1958 An intimate friend of Martin Luther King, who knew him in his school days...

Epps to Become First Black Crewmember on International Space Station

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to become the first Black crewmember on the International Space Station when she goes into space next year,...

Vet Who Served with Pioneering 1st Black Marines Dies at 89

A Georgia man who served among the first black U.S. Marines during World War II died Jan. 3 just a few years after Congress...

Civil Rights Leaders Troubled by Sessions’ Attorney General Confirmation Hearings

The first day of confirmation hearings for Sen. Jeff Sessions, brought The Leadership Conference’s Wade Henderson, People for the American Way’s Marge Baker, National...

UMES Struggles in Face of State Discrimination

Juliette Bell, University of Maryland Eastern Shore President, knows something about making lemonade. She recently told Judge Catherine C. Blake about how she squeezes...

Text of Obama’s Farewell Speech as Prepared for Delivery

The text of President Barack Obama's farewell speech Tuesday night in Chicago, as prepared for delivery. ___ It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle...

Obama Speech Marks Unofficial Countdown for Black Americans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LaKeitha Carlos was at home in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon and decided to check the flights to Chicago, just in case. A...

Celebrities to Turn Out for Women’s March on Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hollywood will be turning out in force for the women's march on Washington set to follow Donald Trump's inauguration. Actress America Ferrera...

FACT CHECK: Streep Overrated? Trump Picks a Decorated Star

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday, calling Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" following...

Thousands Brave Cold for Tickets to Obama Farewell Speech

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people waited for hours in single-digit temperatures on Saturday to try to get a ticket to President Barack Obama's...

To Celebrate Inaugural or Not? Trump Critics are Divided

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's typically an unquestioned honor to participate in the inauguration of an American president. Who wouldn't want to be part of...

Study: Infants May Understand Racial, Ethnic Differences

New research from UCLA psychologists suggests that infants under one year old are aware of racial and ethnic differences. A group of Hispanic and White infants,...