100 Black Men of America Sends Letter to Obama Stating that Grant Restrictions Are...

New grant requirements on the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative could keep a majority of black organizations from participating, much to the concern...

NAACP says Lifetime Ban for Donald Sterling Is Not Enough; Call for Meeting with...

Several civil rights organizations are applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says...

Ohio Dad Punches 3-Month-Old Daughter in the Face in ‘Fit of Frustration’

A father is accused of hitting his 3-month-old daughter in the face with a closed fist "in a fit of frustration" because she would not stop...

Tragic Shooting at Galilee Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ Is Tipping Point for the...

My heart sank and caused me to reflect upon the community I grew up in as I learned the news about the recent shootings...

Three HBCU Presidents Announce Their Retirement: Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President Frank G. Pogue...

The Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) community, which has been rocked by leadership turbulence for much of the past three years, was jolted...

Justice Ministry in Charleston, SC Calls for Real Solutions to Youth Crime and Unemployment

What does it take to change such complex problems as high rates of unemployed young adults and children landing in the criminal justice system? Maybe...

How Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the Late Mississippi Mayor’s Son, Will Continue his Father’s Work

Mississippi. The barren landscape which our ancestors traversed as enslaved people in various reincarnations---from the Antebellum era to Jim Crow---is ground zero for beautiful Black...

New Study Finds that 4% of Death Row Inmates Are Innocent

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences uses statistical techniques to estimate that one in every 25 death row inmates in America...

Acting Executive Director Janaye Ingram Talks About How the National Action Network Is Increasing...

Long known for its civil rights activism, NAN is putting women’s issues on the forefront with their 2014 convention taking place this week in...

Stacey Abrams, First Woman to Lead the Georgia General Assembly and First Black Woman...

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams will receive the first-ever Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award at the 2014 We Are EMILY awards dinner on April...

Botched Execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma Renews Death Penalty Debate

A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison...

White Supremacist Craig Cobb in North Dakota Gets Probation

A North Dakota judge sentenced a white supremacist Tuesday to four years of probation but no additional jail time for terrorizing residents of the...

18-Year-Old Ana Rosa Mora Facing Murder Charges After Leaving Newborn to Die because he...

18-year-old Ana Rosa Mora bundled her newborn son in a bag and left him outside to die because she was afraid he would look like...

Gov. Nathan Deal Signs Bill for Statue Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at...

Gov. Nathan Deal signed off on several pieces of legislation Tuesday, including bills aimed at making it more difficult to expand Medicaid under the...

Brooklyn, New York Man Dennzel Holder Sentenced to 23 Years In Prison for Killing...

A 21 year old Brooklyn man who was convicted for shooting another man over a weave was sentenced to 23 years in prison. In 2011, Dennzel...

Dr. Rosie Milligan says “Black America Must Create a New Awareness and a New...

Don’t get it twisted because you see a few Blacks doing well, such as: Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey, a few athletes, actors, and entertainers...

How Much Money Should a Pastor be Compensated? National Baptist Convention and SCLC Officials...

The archbishop of Atlanta has been keeping a low profile of late ahead of his scheduled move from his plush $2.2 million mansion in early May. Archbishop...

Documentary ‘True Son’ Tells of Stanford Graduate Michael Tubbs’ Inspiring Rise to Public Office

This year at the Tribeca Film Festival, one documentary follows the inspiring electoral journey of a political underdog. Michael Tubbs of Stockton, California, is unlike...

Pentagon To Review Controversial Military Hairstyle Policies For Black Women

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the Pentagon would be reviewing each service's policies on women's hairstyles, after African-American female soldiers criticized new...

New Harvard Poll Find Young Voters Are Not as Interested in the November 2014...

Youth is a time of idealism and energy, except, perhaps, when it comes to voting in the midterm elections. A new Harvard Institute of Politics poll finds...