This undated selfie shows Amberkatherine DeCory with her daughter, Mila DeCory. Until her daughter could speak, Decory, a police officer who lives outside Minneapolis, carried her birth certificate and even a photo of her giving birth, just in case the African-American and Native American had to prove that her light-haired, blue-eyed child was truly her own. Families like theirs were not surprised when they heard that Cindy McCain reported a woman to police for possible human trafficking because McCain saw her at the airport with a toddler of a different ethnicity. (Amberkatherine DeCory via AP)

Parents of Mixed-Race Children Irritated by Frequent Suspicion Received in Public

Amberkatherine DeCory carried photos of her daughter’s birth certificate in her diaper bag in case she had to prove that the lighter-skinned girl was...
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Harris County Democratic Party shows a group of 17 African-American women who are part of an effort dubbed the "Black Girl Magic" campaign, in Houston. Front row, leaning against the podium from left, are Maria Jackson and Ramona Franklin. Back row, from left, are Lucia Bates, Erica Hughes, Sandra Peake, Cassandra Hollemon, Germaine Tanner, Ronnisha Bowman, Linda Marie Dunson, Angela Graves-Harrington, Dedra Davis, Shannon Baldwin, Latosha Lewis Payne, Tonya Jones, Sharon Burney, Michelle Moore, Lori Chambers Gray, Toria Finch and LaShawn Williams. One of the 17 black women elected as Houston-area judges in 2018 as part of a "Black Girl Magic" campaign has died at age 57. Judge Hollemon's daughter, Brandy Hollemon, told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, that her mother died Monday, about a week after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (Christin Mcqueen/Harris County Democratic Party via AP, File)

Cassandra Hollemon, One of Houston’s “Black Girl Magic” Judges, Dies at 57

One of the 17 black women elected as Houston-area judges last year as part of a “Black Girl Magic” campaign has died at age...
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces that the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All Star game during a news conference in Cleveland. The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

NBA to Launch Pro Basketball League in Africa, With Barack Obama’s Help

The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body...

Virginia’s Black Churches Deal With a Divide on Racism & Alleged Sexual Assaults Among...

From the mouths of prominent government officials to everyday Americans, Virginia has been the talk of the nation for the past two weeks. People...
FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he has turned over the video to prosecutors in Chicago. Avenatti says the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on all charges of child pornography. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Gloria Allred Tells Authorities One of her Clients May be in Tape Purportedly Showing...

Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in...
FILE - This illustration released on May 3, 2017 by the Obama Foundation shows plans for the proposed Obama Presidential Center with a museum, rear, in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side. This view looks from the south with a public plaza that extends into the landscape. Odds still favor the eventual construction of Barack Obama's $500 million presidential museum and library in a park along Chicago's lakeshore. A judge hears arguments Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, on a city motion to toss a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that argues the project violates laws barring development in lakeside parks. (Obama Foundation via AP, File)

Obama’s Presidential Library in Chicago Faces Formidable Legal Challenge from Parks Advocacy Group

Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago’s lakeshore,...

Rev. Kevin D. Barnes Sr. Shows Parents How to ‘Successfully Raise Young Black Men’

Raising a young black man in America is one of the most challenging tasks any parent can undertake. Successfully Raising Young Black Men, an...

‘It Seems Like an Execution’: California Police Fatally Shoot 20-Year-Old Rapper Sleeping in His...

Police said they saw a handgun in the man's lap, and that after he woke up he did not respond to repeated commands to...

Mo’Nique Supporter Says Steve Harvey “Would’ve Told Rosa Parks to Move to the Back”...

Steve Harvey and Mo’Nique had a very real conversation on “The Steve Harvey Show” and Twitter is getting involved in a big way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM5ao6JsgMQ Mo’Nique opened...

Virginia Church Celebrates Black History Month by Donating $150,000 to HBCU Students After Taking...

A Virginia church celebrated Black History Month this year by making a big difference in the lives of 34 local college students. Alfred Street Baptist Church, a...

WATCH: Steve Harvey’s Heated Discussion With Mo’Nique Over Her ‘Blackball’ Claims Sparks Controversy, Especially...

Steve Harvey and Mo'nique are ready to have a conversation—not a confrontation. During today's all-new Steve, the talk-show host invited his long-time friend on to address some of the...

Husband and Father of Four who Lost Both Arms and Legs at Age Two...

A father-of-four without arms and legs has proved that everything is possible, despite losing all his limbs to meningitis - inflammation of brain and...
Attorney General Kwame Raoul, left, and Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon speak during a news conference Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Chicago. Raoul and McMahon, who won the conviction against Jason Van Dyke, said they believe Judge Vincent Gaughan did not properly apply the law when he sentenced Van Dyke to six years and nine months in prison. In a rare move, they filed a request with the Illinois Supreme Court seeking an order that would send the case back to Gaughan for a new sentence. (AP Photo/Noreen Nasir)

Prosecutors Seek New Sentence for Police Officer Who Shot and Killed Laquan McDonald

Prosecutors on Monday asked Illinois’ highest court to review the less than seven year prison sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally...
Lady Gaga, from left, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez speak at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

‘Did You Meet Any of the Real Stars?’: Michelle Obama’s Mother Was Not Impressed...

It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share...
Colin Kaepernick was included in Wisconsin's original Black History Month resolution, in part because he donated $25,000 to Milwaukee nonprofit Urban Underground, which works with teens. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports)

Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Force Colin Kaepernick’s Name Out of Black History Resolution

The state Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday to honor prominent black Americans during Black History Month in February — but only after Republicans blocked...

What’s Going On: Substitute Teacher Resigns After Telling Class of Mostly Black Students That...

A North Carolina substitute teacher has resigned after she was accused of telling the class that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr committed suicide...
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy. Gucci, which designed this face warmer, reminiscent of blackface prompted an instant backlash from the public and forced the company to apologize publicly on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

Head of Creative for Gucci Breaks Silence Over ‘Blackface’ Sweater

Gucci’s creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design force...
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo Katy Perry arrives at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton in Los Angeles. Perry’s fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface. The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers were released last summer in nine different colors. They included protruding eyes, nose and red lips. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Shoes Pulled from Katy Perry’s Fashion Line After Design is Likened to Blackface

Katy Perry’s fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face...
FILE - This 1920s image shows comedian Eddie Cantor wearing blackface while performing "If You Knew Susie." As some of Virginia's white political leaders grapple with long-delayed fallout from having worn blackface years ago, others who once donned blackface have been re-examining old memories of the behavior. (AP Photo/File)

Blackface Scandals Prompts Others to Confront Their Memories

Mark Acosta remembers so many of the details. He was in fourth grade in a predominantly Hispanic mining town in Arizona and his teachers...

Uh-oh: Kamala Harris Claims She Was Listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac While Smoking...

California Sen. Kamala Harris claims she listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur when she smoked pot in college – but the West Coast...