New Malcolm X Diary Explores his Ties to Africa and African Leaders

On the 50th anniversary of the founding of his Organization of Afro-American Unity, Malcolm X’s powerful ties to Africa and African leaders are explored. While...

Grace Lee Boggs – How a Chinese-American Woman Become a Black Power Activist

A new documentary examines the life of Grace Lee Boggs, a leading voice in Detroit’s African-American community. Every once in a while, someone comes along...

Were Black Slaves the First People to Celebrate Ramadan in America?

As Islam becomes the second-most-practiced faith in the U.S., it is important to remember that Ramadan was first celebrated in this country by slaves...

Judge Sentences 78-Year-Old Massachusetts Man to 30 Days in Jail for $500 Debt

A Massachusetts judge sentenced Iheanyi D. Okoroafor to 30 days in jail for an unpaid bill. Debtor prisons are supposed to be a thing of...

Pittsburgh Parents Charged After Leaving 2-Year-Old in Hot Car While They Drink at a...

Pittsburgh parents are accused of putting their toddler’s life in danger after he suffers alone in a smoldering-hot vehicle. Police found a 2-year-old boy unresponsive...

Black Supremacist Minister King Samir Shabazz Jailed for Second Time on Charges of Illegal...

The notorious black supremacist is being held on $100,000 bail in a Mercer County, N.J., jail after police say they found illegal firearms in...

Historic Benton Avenue A.M.E. Church in Springfield, Illinois to Close

John Jamison, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Benton Avenue A.M.E. Church, announced that effective Tuesday the deed of ownership of the church...

Shopping While Black – How to Handle It

Another day, another story about racial profiling—inspiring outrage from some, resignation from others and disbelief from those still hanging on to the hope that...

Black Pastors Urged to Deal With the High Level of Abortion In Their Communities

The Civil Rights Act was passed July 2, 1962 to protect the rights of minorities. Not that blacks represent the only minority group in...

Rockwell Group’s Exhibition Design For The Center For Civil And Human Rights Merges Storytelling...

NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Civil and Human Rights, a new center that brings together the history of the American Civil Rights...

Los Angeles Student Paints His Way to Win National 365Black Community Choice Youth Award

LOS ANGLES, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An East Los Angeles student has painted his way into a $10,000 scholarship. Skyler Grey, nicknamed the Fresh Prince of Street Art, has...

Pastor Steve Fielder of Mississippi Charges Sen. Thad Cochran with Paying Black People to...

Mississippi pastor Steve Fielder accused incumbent senator Thad Cochran of buying black votes to secure his run-off win in an interview published Monday. Fielder alleged...

Walter Dean Myers, Celebrated Author of Over 100 Books for Children and Young Adults,...

Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He...

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Signs Law to Strengthen the African-American Family Commission

Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act by Signing New Law at Chicago’s Oldest African American Church CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn signed today a...

Florida Judge Judith Hawkins May Be Removed from Bench for Using her Office to...

The Florida Supreme Court said Monday evening it intends to throw off the bench Leon County Judge Judith Hawkins as part of a judicial-misconduct...

GOP House Challenger Glo Smith Target of Racist Vandalism

GOP House challenger Glo Smith was recently the target of racist vandalism when an 8 by 4 foot billboard with her picture on it...

Pastor Samuel C. Tolbert Jr. Elected 15th President of the National Baptist Convention of...

Delegates to the 2014 Family Faith Fest of the National Baptist Convention of America, International, Inc., have elected Lake Charles, La., native Pastor Samuel...

William Walters, Grand Dragon of the KKK, Protests His Removal From Neighborhood Watch in...

William Walters, a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, disagrees with his dismissal from a Philly neighborhood watch and is looking for a...

How Catholics in the U.S. Faced the Challenge of Undoing the Legacy of Slavery...

On Oct. 24, 1963 -- a little more than eight months before President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act into law --...

First Black Woman Promoted to 4-Star Admiral in U.S. Navy

The United States Navy promoted Michelle Howard from vice admiral to admiral Monday, making Howard the first female in the Navy's 236-year history to...