Black Londoners Report Tower Fire Avoidable, Cover-Up at Work

In what has been termed by some as the worst fire disaster in London history, an inferno engulfed the Grenfell Tower block and claimed...

Lanvin Fuses Sartorial and Street to Cap Paris Menswear Week

PARIS (AP) — Actress Gabrielle Union joined French actor Reda Kateb on the front row of the edgy Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week. Here...

Once-Homeless Sisters Mingle with Track Stars at Nationals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The three once-homeless sisters recited all the athletes they met at nationals and the souvenirs they received as they slurped...

How the Michael Brown $1.5 Million Settlement Compares with Other Wrongful Death-by-Cop Lawsuits

LOUIS (AP) — The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings...

John Legend: Singer, Songwriter, Spelling Bee Champ

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took...

Mike Vick, Steve Smith, Justin Forsett Ready for Retirement

Life after football hits some NFL players harder than others. Michael Vick, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett are adjusting to their post-NFL careers in different...

Chappelle to Host Rihanna Diamond Ball; Kendrick to Perform

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle will host Rihanna's annual charity event in September and Kendrick Lamar will perform. The singer's organization, The Clara Lionel...

Remembering the Legacy of Hip Hop Legend Prodigy

On Tuesday, Prodigy, one half of the veteran Queens, New York rap group Mobb Deep, died at the age of 42. According to TMZ,...

Frederick Douglass Featured on New Quarter

Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist who escaped slavery and later served as a statesman and civil rights leader, graces the back of a quarter that...

Album with Rare 1860s Harriet Tubman Photo Sells for $161K

NEW YORK (AP) — An album containing a rare photograph of 19th century abolitionist and Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman was sold Thursday at...

Harvard Law Review Elects First Black Woman as President

A Black woman has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review—the first in the revered publication’s 130-year history. ImeIme Umana, one of four daughters...

Black Community Mourns Passing of Journalist and Civil Rights Icon George E. Curry

(Updated 8/24/2016) George E. Curry was an unabashed advocate of truth--ensuring it even in the most basic word choice, punctuation, spelling--and was courageous in...