Obama Lights Christmas Tree, Appeals for Brotherhood

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama jumpstarted the holiday season Thursday, lighting the National Christmas Tree but also appealing to Americans to "come together...

More US Police Charged with Murder, Manslaughter in 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year — a sharp increase...

Lee Delivers Truth about Chicago’s South Side in ‘Chi-Raq’

Spike Lee’s film “Chi-Raq” displays the inadequacies of the American prison system, racist authority figures and Black on Black violence in communities across the...

Ala. bus boycott costs $3,000 daily

Baltimore AFRO-American—Dec 13, 1955 Montgomery, Ala.  ----“We are tired of being humiliated by bus drivers!” So said the Rev. J.R. King, a leader of the Montgomery...

National Black Church Initiative Calls Donald Trump The Biggest Racist–Since Bull Connor

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans...

Trump’s Meeting with Black Pastors Produces Indecisive Mixed Results

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of...

Trump to Meet with Select Group of Black Evangelical Pastors

A planned meeting of 100 Black evangelical pastors and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has gone from a campaign event to several of the...

Portraits of Harvard Law School Professors Targeted in Possible Hate Crime

Portraits of Black professors at Harvard Law School were recently discovered with black tape over the faculty members’ faces, prompting investigations into the act...

Hamstrung by Congress, Obama Tries to Clinch Climate Pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied...

Documents: White House Fence Jumper Left Suicide Note

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping the White House fence while draped in an American flag left a suicide note with friends...

White House Undergoes Holiday Lockdown after Man Jumps Fence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as...

Bob Foster, Former Light Heavyweight Champion, Dies at 76

Bob Foster, the former light heavyweight champion who fought Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali and went on to become a sheriff's deputy, died on...