Lawsuit Filed Against Harvard University Accuses Them of Profiting From Photos of Slaves While...

Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’...

A Political Awakening: How Howard University Helped Shape Kamala Harris’ Identity

The war on drugs had erupted, apartheid was raging, Jesse Jackson would soon make the campus a staging ground for his inaugural presidential bid....

WATCH – Wendy Williams Reveals She’s Been ‘Living in a Sober House’ Due to...

Daytime TV host Wendy Williams revealed on her Tuesday show that she has been living in a sober house “for some time now, and...

Illinois Supreme Court Denies Prosecutor’s Petition to Re-sentence Officer who Shot and Killed Laquan...

The Illinois Supreme Court will not order a new sentencing for Jason Van Dyke, rejecting an unusual bid from prosecutors that could have meant...
FILE - In this Oct., 2018 file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. The Illinois Supreme Court has let stand a less than seven year prison sentence for a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald that some critics characterized as a slap on the wrist. A Tuesday, March 19, 2019 decision denies a bid by Illinois attorney general Kwame Raoul and a special prosecutor to re-sentence Jason Van Dyke. The February request focused on highly legalistic issues surrounding sentencing guidelines. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Illinois Supreme Court Denies Bid for New Sentencing Hearing in Case of Chicago Cop...

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would let stand a less than seven year prison sentence for a white Chicago police officer...
Father Augustus Tolton (Public domain, Wikipedia)

Catholic Church Close to Canonizing its First Black American Saint, Augustus Tolton

A Vatican committee has unanimously voted to send the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, a former runaway slave and the first African-American priest...
James Boyd, left, and Rocky Hines, right, speak with Portsmouth Police Chief Tonya Chapman at Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Va. Chapman, the first black woman to lead a municipal police force in Virginia, abruptly resigned Monday, March 18, 2019 from her police chief job in Portsmouth. Chapman had led the Portsmouth Police Department for three years.(Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Tonya Chapman, First Black Woman to Lead a City Police Force in Virginia, Resigns...

The first black woman to lead a municipal police force in Virginia abruptly resigned from her job Monday as the police chief in Portsmouth,...
From left, Greenville, Miss. Mayor Errick Simmons, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mable Starks, former CEO Mississippi Action for Community Education, tour Central Avenue from Poplar Street in Greenville, Miss., Monday March 18, 2019. The group discussed dilapidated and affordable housing in the rural communities. (Bill Johnson/The Democrat-Times via AP)

Elizabeth Warren in Alabama to Wrap Up 3-state Southern Tour

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is wrapping up a three-state Southern swing with appearances in Alabama. The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to discuss her affordable...

Trial Begins for White Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Young Black Man Antwon...

A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 17-year-old last year goes on trial starting Tuesday in a case that could...

There’s a Devil Loose: Video Shows Dozens of Young Women in Huge Fight in...

It's Spring Break in Miami, and fists are flying. A shocking video has emerged on social media over the weekend showing a colossal brawl involving...

Supreme Court to Consider Case on Racial Bias in Jury Selection

Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn’t get a murder conviction against him to stick through five...

Cookie Johnson On 25 Years of Marriage with Magic: “I Put It in the...

When asked what it takes to have a successful and long marriage, many couples will say communication, patience, and faith. And for celebrity power...

‘Trust in the Master’ and ‘Love People’: Granddaughter of Slave Turns 111 & Reveals...

Willie Mae Hardy has 111 reasons to smile this week. The woman who has seen over a century of life turned 111 this week...

Why Colon Cancer Is Killing More Black People Than People of Any Other Ethnic...

African Americans have the highest mortality rates from colorectal cancer of any ethnic group in the United States – 40 percent higher than those...
A survivor of sexual assault meditates in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, March 14, 2019. “Most people will say, ‘What were you wearing or what were you doing? Why were you out so late?’" the young woman said. She found refuge in two trusted teachers, who sent her to “Sisters in Strength,” run by the nonprofit Girls for Gender Equity. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

WATCH: R. Kelly Case Places #MeToo Spotlight On Sexual Abuse of Black Girls

The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats...

7th Annual Black History Bowl in Athens, Georgia, Celebrates Student Achievements

From January to March, a team of six young people worked on memorizing over 400 facts about black history for four hours each week....
Elecia R. Dexter (Photo: LinkedIn)

Black Editor Resigns from Alabama Newspaper that Called for KKK to ‘Ride Again’

The African-American woman who took over an Alabama newspaper after its previous editor endorsed the Ku Klux Klan's return has resigned after less than...
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Six young men with connections to the Ferguson protests, including Crawford, have died, drawing attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests and note that only two were homicides. But activists and observers remain puzzled and wonder if they'll ever get answers. Crawford fatally shot himself in May 2017 after telling acquaintances he had been distraught over personal issues, police said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

What’s Going On? Puzzling Number of Young Men Involved in Ferguson Protests Have Died...

Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an...
New Zealand gang Black Power perform a haka outside the Linwood mosque in Christchurch. (Picture: Reuters)

WATCH: New Zealand’s Black Power Gang Performs Emotional Haka Dance in Tribute to Christchurch...

Members of New Zealand’s Black Power gang have performed an emotional haka outside the Al-noor mosque cordon in Christchurch. Surrounded by dozens of other mourners...
Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who lives with his family in a shelter in New York City, went from chess novice to chess champion in little over a year. (Credit: Christopher Lee for The New York Times)

8-Year-Old Homeless Nigerian Refugee is Crowned New York State Chess Champ

In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams...