Black Museum Opening Proves Emotional for Thousands

A steady flowing wave of attendees converged on Constitution and 14th Street NW Sept. 24 to the staging areas surrounding the National Museum of...

Pam Grier, Jessye Norman, MC Lyte & David Simon Among Winners of Harvard’s...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals...

The Latest: Protesters Marching Peacefully Through Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local): 8:40...

1 Critical in Charlotte Protest; Police Say They Didn’t Shoot

(Updated 9/22/2016) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a Black man, but...

Black American Journey Finally Enshrined in National Museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of...

Nevada Mourns Loss of 1st Black Woman to Earn College Degree

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's two major universities are mourning the loss of the first Black woman to earn a college degree in the...

Rick Ross, Bun B, Too $Short to Headline A3C Fest in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Rick Ross, Bun B and Bone Thugs N' Harmony will headline the 12th annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta. Organizers announced...

Baltimore’s Carla Hayden Breaks New Ground as 14th Librarian of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carla Hayden, a career librarian who grew up in Chicago and kept Baltimore's libraries open during last year's civic unrest, was sworn in...

Cardin Leads Discussion by DOJ, Community Leaders on Baltimore City Police Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 CONTACTS: TIM ZINK 410-962-4436/SUE WALITSKY 202-224-4524   Cardin Leads Discussion by DOJ, Community Leaders on Baltimore City Police Reforms   Wide-ranging conversion provides chance...

Singer Toni Braxton to be Honored at Hip-Hop Awards

ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton will be honored at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. Braxton will receive the BMI President's Award on...