How Armed Black Southerners Helped Fight for Civil Rights

Charles Cobb’s new book, This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed, tells the story of black Southerners who fought to exercise their 14th, 15th—and Second—amendment constitutional...

Koch Foundation Gives $25 Million to United Negro College Fund

The sizeable gift from the lightning rod conservative group is the fifth largest the UNCF has ever received. The conservative Koch family announced a $25 million grant...

Maya Angelou’s Years as a Prostitute Were Not a Big Deal Because She Told...

Dr. Maya Angelou was as fine as they come in her youth. In the photo above, writer Langston Hughes was just one of a...

WATCH: Dr. Maya Angelou’s Home Church Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, Celebrates...

It's been a very busy 24 hours at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. And it's just about all anyone, including Pastor Serenus Churn, Senior,...

North Carolina Pastor Quinn Rodgers Hopes to Reach Young, Unchurched Generation With Hip-Hop Church

A North Carolina pastor has initiated an effort to reach the young and unchurched with the launch of his new hip-hop-based church. Pastor Quinn Rodgers...

Muslim Woman Dalisha Barnett Kicked Out of Hair School For Wearing Religious Headwear

Dalisha Barnett enrolled at  Pro Way Hair School, but when she refused to remove her religious headwear and not conform to their requested standards, she claims...

Missing 11-Year-Old Houston Girl Reportedly Found Safe

An 11-year-old girl reported missing from southeast Houston was found safe Thursday at a west Houston apartment complex, police said. Family members reported that Kayla Miles...

Albert St. Hubert, Father of Man Who Stabbed 6-Year-Old New York Boy, Speaks Out...

Albert St. Hubert tells the Daily News that his son was a good kid, but appeared to be ‘sick in the brain’ as he...

New York Father of 4 Who Recorded Woman’s Racist Rant at Him Talks About...

When Narvell Benning (pictured) left his house in Buffalo, N.Y., for work on the morning of May 30th, he was already on the expressway...

Sister Gives Memorable Goodbye to 6-Year-Old Brother Who Was Stabbed to Death in New...

A heartbroken Brooklyn neighborhood turned out Friday for the wrenching funeral of Prince Joshua (P.J.) Avitto. More than 1,000 people piled into St. Paul...

Father Buries 6-Year-Old Son Who Was Stabbed to Death in New York Elevator

Nicholas Avitto took his final walk to his son’s Brooklyn elementary school as he prepared to bury the 6-year-old, who was stabbed to death...

LISTEN: Roland Martin Talks to Pastor Jamal Bryant About Controversial Chris Brown Lyrics in...

Roland Martin talks to Pastor Jamal D. Bryant after a controversial line in a sermon he preached a month ago, has caught wind and offended many. Titled “I’m My Enemies...

Matthew Kennedy, Leader of the Fisk Jubilee Singers for Over 20 Years, Dies at...

Matthew Kennedy, who started playing piano as a young child in the segregated South, went on to perform at Carnegie Hall and around the...

WATCH: Members Take Back Snellville, GA Church from Felon Pastor

Members of a Snellville church discovered a secret about the pastor they recently hired, an ex-con still on probation for stealing $23,000 from another...

Detroit Columnist Rochelle Riley says Closing of Teen Mom School is Chance to Teach...

I will make some folks angry, but when has that ever stopped me? With great loss sometimes comes great opportunity. And in Detroit, that opportunity...

At Some Funeral Homes, Professional Pallbearers Will Dance or March Caskets to Grave

Professional pallbearers will march, or even dance, caskets to the grave at some funeral homes. Some charge as much as $1,400, or more, for...

Star Jones Appointed To New Role As President of The National Association of Professional...

NEW YORK, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Women announced today the appointment of Star Jones as President of the largest professional women's networking organization...

Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey to Speak at Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

The family of poet and author Maya Angelou are holding a private memorial service Saturday at Wake Forest University where Angelou served as the...

Police in Rock Hill, SC Are Looking for Suspects After Two People Are Shot

Two people were shot in Rock Hill on Thursday evening and police are still looking for the shooters. The shooting was reported just after 9...

George Bush Presidential Library and Bryan-College Station Community Celebrate Juneteenth

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum joins the Bryan-College Station community in celebrating Juneteenth with the annual Freedom Walk...