Some People Are Asking What Took So Long To Get a Black Lead on...

One of the most popular reality TV programmes in the US has cast an African-American lead. People are asking: what took so long? It was...

Colorado Police Department Investigating Video that ACLU Calls Racial Profiling

A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and has become...

Democratic Missouri Representative William Lacy Clay says Voters in Ferguson Need to ‘Clean House’...

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) on Sunday said voters in Ferguson, Mo. should replace city officials in the wake of a scathing Department of...

New Documentary, ‘Plot for Peace’, Tells the Behind the Scenes Story of a White...

How history is told often depends on who tells it first, which also means it is their version of history. When it comes to...

Black College Campus Student Groups Want Pennsylvania Police to Wear Body Cameras

Black campus groups are calling for Penn Police to adopt body cameras — but Penn Police says it will not be adopting the technology...

Study Says a College Degree is Needed for African-Americans to Have Same Chance of...

At a time when African-American young people are far more likely than their white peers to be unemployed, working part-time and earning a lower...

Political Activist Cornel West and Faith Leaders Call for 1,000 Clergy Members to Protest...

Political activist Cornel West and faith leaders from around the country will join Charlottesville-area clergy members later this month to confront a gathering of...

When It Is a Threat to Be Black

137 rounds.  49 shots from one gun. 2 unarmed black victims dead. Not guilty. Perhaps the most chilling element of the verdict in the case of...

Kendrick Lamar Shares More About his Meeting With President Obama: “No Matter How High-Ranking...

Kendrick Lamar is still basking in his high-profile meeting with President Barack Obama, and rightfully so. In Billboard’s cover story on the Grammy-nominated Comptonite, K....

Georgia Official, John Douglas, Apologizes for Calling Black Woman ‘Cheap Street Walker Knee Grow’

A Georgia official has finally apologized after first denying, then defending a Facebook post in which he called a black woman desecrating the American...

45th NAACP Image Award Nominees Include “Best Man Holiday”, “Scandal”, and “The Butler”

TV One just announced the nominees for the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards, with “Best Man Holiday,” BET’s “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Lee...

Aunt of Bobbi Kristina Brown Tells Dr. Phil that Nick Gordon Is ‘Under Investigation...

Leolah Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s aunt, claims Nick Gordon is “under investigation for attempted murder” in a new open letter criticizing Dr. Phil, who...

Report from U.S. Justice Department to Fault Ferguson Police

The Justice Department has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that...

Detroit Mother Semeria Greene Convicted of Fatally Stabbing her 8-Year-Old Daughter, Sentenced to 23...

A Detroit woman was sentenced Monday to at least 23 years in prison for fatally stabbing her 8-year-old daughter, whom a court had refused...

‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Has Emergency Appendectomy

“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will have the night off as he recuperates from an emergency appendectomy, Comedy Central said Wednesday in a statement. The...

Philadelphia Social Worker Shot in Head While Waiting for Bus

A 56-year-old social worker was shot in the back of the head while waiting for a bus in North Philadelphia on Tuesday, local police...

WATCH: 4th Grader Enduring Racist Bullying Asks for Help in Viral Facebook Video

After months of seeking help from teachers and school administrators, a Washington fourth grader took to social media to share her story about bullying.  Nasir...

Tennessee Pastor Larry Russell Dawson Gunned Down by Police After Pulling a Gun at...

A Tennessee pastor has pulled a gun in the Capitol just months after he was banned from the building for disrupting Congress by yelling...

If Woodrow Wilson’s Name Gets Pulled from Princeton, Would We Be Putting Him on...

Back in 2008, the Princeton Alumni Weekly published the results of a panel deliberation ranking the university’s most influential alumni. At the top of...

Black Twitter Users Criticize Whole Foods for Telling People to Cook Collard Greens With...

There have been reports and rumors that collard greens would be the next item to be gentrified and Columbused by the mainstream—that is, folks...