Black Caucus Dismayed by Trump’s Invite to April Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed bafflement and dismay Thursday after President Donald Trump asked a Black reporter to set...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Lame Attempt at Blaming Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor. Economic stats and territorial...

Foundation Works to Grow the Number of Black Teachers

The axiom, “Those who cannot do, teach,” missed the point, as far as Blake Nathan is concerned. In fact, Nathan created the Educate Me Foundation...

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...

AFRO Honors Black Leadership in Education

On Feb. 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the AFRO...

Baldwin Resonates Now More Than Ever

“The story of the Negro in America, is the story of America and it is not a pretty story,” James Baldwin once wrote. Thirty...

Hey, Mr. President: It’s Time to Make Spellcheck Great Again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time to make spellcheck great again. The mangled spellings that were a staple of Donald Trump's presidential campaign are flourishing in the...

Rush Calls for Fresh Probe of Emmett Till Lynching

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush says the Justice Department should re-open the case of the Emmett Till lynching now that a key...

MLK’s Niece Condemns Reading of Coretta Scott King’s Letter on Senate Floor

The niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is claiming U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pulled the “race card” in denouncing Sen. Jeff Sessions,...

S.C. Emanuel AME Church Shootings Leave Holes in the Fabric of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The bullet holes in the fellowship hall at Emanuel AME church have been patched, but the holes in the fabric...

Louisiana Sued for Violations of Black, Poor Defendants’ Rights

A class action suit has been filed in Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District Court alleging that an overwhelming number of the Black,  indigent defendants in the...

African-American GIs of WWII: Fighting for Democracy Abroad and at Home

Until the last decade, the contributions of African-American soldiers in World War II barely registered in America’s collective memory of that war. The “tan...