W.K. Kellogg Foundation Applauds President Obama’s Young Men of Color Initiative

La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO, issued the following statement of support: We applaud President Obama for elevating the obstacles faced by young men...

Proposed IRS Regulation Puts NAACP and Congressional Black Caucus at Odds

It’s rare that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Congressional Black Caucus fall on opposite sides of a political...

Senate Hopeful T.W. Shannon of Oklahoma says, ‘African American Voters Are Ready to Support...

Oklahoma state Rep. T.W. Shannon, a Republican candidate to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, believes that African-American voters are increasingly ready to vote for his...

Glenn Ford, the Longest-Serving Death Row Prisoner in Louisiana, Freed After Evidence Proves his...

It's the kind of story movies are made of. A U.S. man who spent nearly three decades on death row is now walking free. Glenn...

GirlTrek Is Changing Lives Across America — By Walking

Their motto is "when black women walk, things change," and they are changing lives across America. Who are they? GirlTrek. It is a dynamic...

Harlem Non-Profit, African Services Committee, Seeks to Serve the African Diaspora and Homeland

New York City is home to hundreds of ethnic and immigrant groups from around the world, including Africans. But until recently, the African diaspora...

Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington Hits Day 5

A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state that started with hundreds of participants was down to five detainees on its...

The Big Deal About #BlackTwitter

"Scandal,” George Zimmerman‘s murder verdict, smartest (black) women on Twitter, fast-tailed girls and now the Michael Dunn murder trial all have one thing in common — they...

$1.2 Million Bail Set for Florida Mother Who Drove her Three Children into Atlantic...

Boy, its hard for a logical person to even fathom where one’s mind would have to be to do what Ebony Wilkerson, 32, did to...

Spike Lee to Attend 25th Anniversary Screening of ‘Do The Right Thing’ at Ebertfest

Director Spike Lee will be front and center at a 25th-anniversary screening of his film “Do The Right Thing” at late movie critic Roger Ebert’s film festival. Ebert gave...

Families of Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, and Marissa Alexander, Along With Hundreds of Protesters,...

Hundreds of marchers joined the parents of slain black teens Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin and the Rev. Al Sharpton to call Monday for changes to...

Retrial Begins in Case of Black Man Who was Beaten by Pittsburgh Police Officers

Opening statements were scheduled Tuesday in the retrial of three Pittsburgh police officers — one who has since quit the force — on civil...

National Medical Association Is Partnering with African-American Church Denominations to Help Educate Minorities About...

The National Medical Association (NMA), the nation's largest organization of African-American physicians representing more than 37,000 doctors, announced Monday it is partnering with Enroll...

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Appointed to Obama’s Financial Advisory Council

President Obama appointed Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, to a panel that will counsel the administration on helping young people make...

R&B Star Akon Is Working to Bring Electricity to a Million People in Africa

Electricity powers not only business growth but also lights the minds of young people –helping them to learn when they plug in their computers...

Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo Is In Trouble for Saying If the NBA Shut Down,...

A Minnesota legislator sees nothing racist about his tweet suggesting that the NBA, (in which three-fourths of the players are black), is full of...

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Is Battling Prostate Cancer

Rubin Carter, the boxer portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1999 film “The Hurricane,” is fighting prostate cancer. Carter was diagnosed in 2011 and was given three...

Morgan Stanley Top Executive Carla Harris to Lead Executive Leadership Council

Carla Harris, vice chairman of the Wealth Management and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley, has become chair of the Executive Leadership Council, an...

Legal Issues Force California State Senator Roderick Wright to Take Indefinite Leave of Absence

State Senator Roderick Wright has been granted an indefinite leave of absence from the California State Senate to deal with pending legal matters, Senate...

Wealthy D.C. Businessman Jeffrey Thompson Charged for Financing ‘Shadow Campaigns’

Jeffrey Thompson, a well-connected D.C. businessman, was charged in federal court Monday with conspiring to violate federal and local campaign finance laws by illegally...