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The Rev. Jerry McAfee and others met with noted civil rights figure Jesse Jackson on Sunday at McAfee's north Minneapolis church.

Jesse Jackson Preaches at Minneapolis Church After Revealing 2-Year Struggle With Parkinson’s Disease

A prominent figure in the modern American civil rights movement preached Sunday at a north Minneapolis church. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who marched with Martin...

Black Unemployment Rate at Record Low

Years of steady hiring and economic growth have delivered a cumulative benefit for at least one group that hasn't always shared in America's prosperity. The...
An employee prepares a composite engine case component for inspection at the GE Aviation manufacturing facility in Batesville, Mississippi. (Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images)

Black Unemployment Level is at Lowest Rate Ever Recorded

Unemployment among black workers is at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data. The black unemployment rate...

Former Congresswoman Corinne Brown Fights Conviction, 5 Year Prison Sentence Because Judge ‘Improperly Dismissed’...

Former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown, who was sentenced last month to five years in prison for her role in a $800,000 charity scam, is now asking a...

Baltimore Business Owners, Fed Up With Rising Murder Rate, Hire Private Security to Patrol...

Baltimore City has passed the 300-homicide mark for the third year in a row, from 2015-2017, and business owners are taking matters into their...

Jennifer Hudson Discusses Dealing With Prejudice: Says People Assume her House Belongs to her...

Jennifer Hudson is forced to deal with prejudice on a regular basis. The Oscar and Grammy-winning actress has been in the spotlight since finding fame...
Ben Vereen has been accused by women of forcing unwanted kisses, hugging them aggressively, stripping naked during an acting exercise and making degrading comments about their weight, sex appeal and personal lives. (LARRY MARANO/GETTY IMAGES)

Broadway, Film Legend Ben Vereen Accused of Sexually Assaulting Multiple Actresses; Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate...

When Ben Vereen held auditions for “Hair” at a community theatre in Florida in 2015, the Tony winner said he wanted to break new...
Chicago's Rahm Emanuel, left, was criticized by Chris Kennedy, who is running for the state's gubernatorial nomination.

Illinois Governor Candidate Chris Kennedy Accuses Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Trying to Push...

In a war of words between heavyweight names in the national Democratic establishment, a Kennedy running for governor has slammed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel...

Essence Is Once Again a Fully Black-Owned Publication After Time Inc. Sells Magazine and...

For the first time in nearly two decades, Essence magazine is once again a fully black-owned publication. The magazine, a mainstay of black culture for...

Tavis Smiley’s MLK Book Stage Adaptation – Set to Begin King Day, January 15th...

The 40-city tour of a stage adaptation of Tavis Smiley’s Martin Luther King Jr. book, Death of a King, has been suspended, according to the New York Times....

Harvard Announces Gullah Language Course as Part of Its African Language Program

Harvard University will have a new class available this fall, and it is a class centered around the Gullah people and their language. Gullah...

Roni Dean-Burren, Ph.D. on How Black Christians Are Stalling Black Liberation

Church makes me sick. Christians make me sick. I really do mean that. They make me sick. Wait. Let me reword that. We make me sick. I regularly...
New Bethel Baptist Church

New Bethel Baptist, Detroit Church Once Led by Father of Aretha Franklin, Sees Signs...

Throughout an 85-year history, New Bethel Baptist Church and the surrounding neighborhood have by turns prospered and struggled much like the city itself. But after...
Rev. Reginald T. Jackson

AME Bishop, Reginald T. Jackson, Says Solutions to Black America’s Problems Will Come from...

A guest pastor at a Savannah, GA, church on Monday urged “people of color” not to be fooled by seeking justice as the answer...

Shorter Community AME, One of Denver’s Oldest Black Churches, Hosts Discussions On Race and...

One of the oldest African-American churches in Denver has invited church members and community members to participate in conversations about race. RAY SUAREZ, HOST: We're going...
Latisha Jones (left), and her twin sister Latonya Jones, both 21, sobbed Sunday while recalling their slain mother, Bettie Jones. | Mitch Dudek/Sun-Times

Rev. Marshall Hatch, Daughters of Bettie Jones Call for Prosecution of Chicago Cop Who...

The twin daughters of Bettie Jones, 55, an innocent bystander killed in a police shooting that investigators concluded was “not justified,” joined their pastor...

BCNN1’s 10 Most Influential Black Christian Thought Leaders of 2017

Here are the 10 most influential black Christian thought leaders of 2017. 1. Dwight McKissic Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Arlington, TX Continues to be...

BCNN1’s 20 Most Popular Stories of 2017

Here are the top 20 stories on BCNN1 that users read and shared in 2017. WATCH: Louis Farrakhan Declares Jesus is his ‘Redeemer’, Says...

BCNN1’s 10 Most Popular Stories of the Past Decade

BCNN1 was founded in 2007. This year we celebrated our 10th anniversary. Here are the ten biggest stories we've covered over the past ten...
View of the oil leak from a pipe of the Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company in the Arava area of South Israel, on December 9, 2014. (Marc Israel Sellem/Jerusalem Post/POOL)

NFL National Anthem Protests Continue in Final Week of Regular Season

More than a dozen NFL players protested during or right after the national anthem on Sunday, the final weekend of the league’s regular season. Nine...