South African Native Peter Church Recalls Mandela’s Fight Against Apartheid; says There Is Still...

Eighty-one-year-old South African native Peter Church well remembers the struggle over apartheid that landed Nelson Mandela in an isolated jail cell for 27 years.   REFLECTIONS...

Harry T. Burleigh: How the Grandson of a Slave Changed the Course of American...

When he was a boy, Harry T. Burleigh listened to his grandfather Hamilton sing the spirituals he had learned as a slave. Burleigh's early...

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan Opens Warming Center to Deal with Dangerously...

Dangerously cold wind chills are prompting organizations to open up warming centers for community members in need. Tuesday night, Mount Zion Baptist Church in Kalamazoo...

Despite the Racial Divide, David Evans Has Consistently Lived Out his Faith in a...

David Evans first ventured to South L.A. when his Westwood parish began a post-riot outreach effort. It foundered, but he has been living his...

Historic Black Church in Wantagh, New York Locked in Legal Feud with No End...

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is trying to evict the congregants at St. Matthias Ministries church in Wantagh. St. Matthias was a mission of...

Teleka Patrick’s Tweets Before her Disappearance Reveal a Battle with a ‘Demonic Power’

Dr. Teleka Patrick wrote about being tortured by a "demonic power" shortly before she deleted her Twitter posts and disappeared on Dec. 5,...

Maryland Pauses to Remember Bishop Lee Robinson, Baltimore’s First African-American Police Commissioner

He wasn't only Baltimore's top cop, he was the city's first African-American police commissioner. Bishop Robinson died Monday at age 86. Alex DeMetrick has more...

Common to Tackle Gun Violence in Chicago in new Album, “Nobody Smiling”

Common is raising awareness of the violence in his hometown, of Chicago, on his upcoming album, "Nobody Smiling."   Actor-rapper Common attends the 'Hunger Games: Catching...

Controversial Pastor Sherman Clifton Gee Allen Invited to Speak at Fort Worth’s MLK Event

A local pastor accused of sexually assaulting women in his church has been selected by a city employee group as the main speaker for...

Remembering Jesse Jackson’s Rescue of Lt. Robert Goodman 30 Years Ago

Over the weekend, as most of us prepared to get the first full week of 2014 started, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. reunited with U.S....

Why Many Blacks Don’t Trust End-of-Life Decisions

With a legacy of forced sterilizations, syphilis experiments and devalued lives, blacks have legitimate reasons for suspicions about who is pulling the plug. Anyone following...

Rev. Otis Byrd Sr., Pastor of Woodward Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, Found Stabbed...

No arrests have yet been made in the case of an Atlanta pastor who was found stabbed to death over the weekend. The lifeless...

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey Has Filed a Motion to Revoke the Bond of...

A motion was filed by State Attorney Angela Corey to revoke the bond of Marissa Alexander. As a condition of her release, Alexander was to...

New Study Finds that Nearly 50 Percent of Black Males in America Are Arrested...

The report found significant racial disparities in arrests among males, but little difference among females.   Generic image. THINKSTOCK Almost 50 percent of all black males and...

Ohio Teacher Gil Voigt Will Fight Allegations of Racist Comments he Made to Students

Gil Voigt, who was suspended indefinitely without pay for remark to student, has requested a hearing.    The 9,900-student Fairfield, Ohio, school system in Butler County,...

Evander Holyfield’s Son, Ewin, Defends his Dad’s Comments Against Homosexuality

Evander Holyfield's son is coming to his father's defense against remarks the boxer made about homosexuals on UK's "Celebrity Big Brother." As previously reported, Holyfield...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Chicago’s Ban on Gun Sales

A federal judge Monday struck down Chicago's ban on handgun sales within the city.   A 2010 ordinance banned sales of guns with the Chicago city...

Brain-Dead California Girl Jahi McMath Is Not Doing Well After Transport

A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after a surgery said Monday that she has arrived safely at...

Why Do So Many African-Americans Love the British Drama ‘Downton Abbey’?

Downton Abbey returned for its fourth season last night and no one seemed happier about it than Black Twitter.   The cast of "Downton Abbey." PBS According...

Ma’Lik Richmond, One of Two Boys Convicted of Raping a 16-Year-Old Girl in Steubenville,...

A former Ohio high school football player convicted in a highly-publicised rape case has been released from a juvenile detention centre. Steubenville television station WTOV-TV...