Texas Voter ID Law Declared “Discriminatory” by Federal Court

Voting rights activists are claiming a partial victory in a federal appeals court’s ruling this week that declares Texas’ voter identification law—which many have...

Several S.C. First Responders Lose Jobs over Black Lives Matter Posts on Social Media

Several South Carolina firefighters and emergency workers are out of a job due to controversial social media posts and comments about protesters of police...

Report: States’ Prison Spending Far Outweighs Investment in Education

Spending by state and local governments on correctional facilities has far outpaced that on education, increasing at triple the rate of funding for public...

Black Vendors Profit from Trump Campaign Merchandise

CLEVELAND -- Shy Drayton, 21, said she will follow Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump throughout the remainder of his campaign. Drayton, however, is not a...

Black Republicans Struggle to Stand by Trump

CLEVELAND –  Public relations expert Deana Bass came out of the closet in college. Many of her friends at Ohio University, where she was...

Philadelphia Readies for DNC after Quiet Cleveland Protests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without major chaos, eyes now...

Fruitless Search for Consensus after Trump Speech

A look at the 2016 Republican National Convention through a media lens: A diverse media speaking to a divided nation found something it could agree...

Why Black Men Fear That Any Police Encounter Could Go Awry

Charles Kinsey held his hands in the air and shouted to police that the autistic man sitting on the street next to him wasn't...

Trump Makes Republican Convention Whiter Than Usual, Some Say

CLEVELAND -- Republican National Conventions are routinely mostly white.  This year’s, however, was remarkably so, particularly according to the African-American Republicans, some who complained...

Heavy Police Presence Apparently Paying Off

CLEVELAND – Nearly everywhere you look in downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, there are cops – tall cops, short cops, fat cops,...

Convention Protesters Dispute Police Account of Flag-Burning

CLEVELAND (AP) — The organizers of a flag-burning outside the Republican convention that resulted in 17 arrests said Thursday that the man holding the...

State Dinner for Children Encourages Better Eating Habits

First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up with PBS, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the fifth annual...