New Jersey Man Found Guilty of Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter to Get Back at Girl’s...

A man who tossed his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was still strapped into her car seat was convicted Thursday of knowing...

National Baptist Candidate, Rev. R. B. Holmes, says the Black Church Today Is Too...

Tallahassee, Fla. Pastor Dr. R. B. Holmes, whose leadership against hazing and the infamous "stand your ground laws", has announced his candidacy for the...

Low-Wage Workers in Florida to Mark MLK Assassination Anniversary with Rally

Marking the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s address to striking sanitation workers before his assassination, Father Reginald Jean-Mary of the Notre Dame d’Haiti...

Bishop A.E. Sullivan Jr., President of the Interdenominational Ministers’ Conference of Greater Harrisburg, PA,...

Councilwoman Sandra Reid confessed Tuesday that she’d once been arrested. “They took my shoelaces,” Reid said. It was nearly a decade ago. And it turned out that...

D.C. Council Member, Marion Barry, to Release his Autobiography in June

Ward 8 D.C. Council member Marion Barry is recovering at his Southeast home after returning from the hospital battling a urinary tract infection. Barry, 77, is undergoing...

Speakers and Worship Leaders Announced for the Annual Women of Achievement Breakfast in Pasadena,...

CANDACE LACY started making music at the Baptist Church her father pastored in Houston, Texas. By the time she was 14, she was Minister of...

Disciple Central Community Church in Desoto, TX says Its Success Comes from a Servant/Leader...

Congregation grows from 7 members to contender for ‘Best Church’ in 2014 Readers Choice Awards Being named as one of the nominees for the Focus...

1961 Freedom Rider, John Taylor, Dies at 78

A memorial service will be held Friday for John Charles Taylor Jr., a lifelong activist for racial equality and one of the Freedom Riders...

Theologian and Professor James H. Cone to Talk About Race and Faith at St....

Racism is still alive and continues to be a sinful, destructive element in our society today, says theologian and professor James H. Cone. A renowned scholar...

Rev. Michael C.R. Nabors, Pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church in Detroit, Writes Letter...

Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors has come out. The highly respected African American pastor and scholar was so appalled by a group of black...

In Latest State of Black America Report, the National Urban League says Blacks Are...

While unemployment has been a major impediment to African-Americans’ economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for whites or...

Rev. R.B. Holmes Details 12 Point Action Plan to Challenge ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Rev. R.B. Holmes, a civil rights leader and pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., is heading up a task force...

Ivy League Success of Ghanian-American Student Stirs Tensions Between African Immigrants and Black Americans

The story of the first-generation Ghanian-American student accepted by all eight Ivy league schools is wonderful, but it also stirs up the tension between...

After Intense Internal Fighting, Judge Upholds Election of Kevin Johnson as President of the...

After intense internal fighting, court battles and competing board of directors that have characterized Sacramento, Calif. Kevin Johnson’s term as president of the National...

Muriel Bowser Defeats Vincent Gray in Washington D.C. Mayoral Primary

Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's...

New Report Finds that Life Expectancy for Black Women Continues to Rise While Teen...

Despite the stubborn persistence of racial disparities in health, there is cause for Black women to celebrate. “Overall, our life expectancy continues to rise, while...

United Negro College Fund Changes Its Motto From ‘A Mind Is a Terrible Thing...

For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only “a...

African-American Men Who Have Become a Success in Life Tell Colorado Students that They...

Tough streets. Low expectations. Single-parent homes and few college-educated relatives. A group of successful black men who know all too well the obstacles they faced...

Mother of Jahi McMath Is Still Praying and Hoping for her Daughter’s Recovery

When last we posted on the condition of Jahi McMath, the family of the teenager whom doctors had diagnosed as brain dead had won the...

Lakisha Wilson of Cleveland Dies After Botched Late-Term Abortion

Operation Rescue has confirmed death and the identity of a patient of the Preterm abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, who was transported to University...