After the Inhumane Execution of Clayton Lockett, Perhaps, Prison Reform Should Become the Next...

Last night, Clayton Lockett was tied down to a gurney in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. He sat behind a glass window, accompanied by doctors,...

Why Racism Still Exists in America

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in June that a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act designed to prevent racial discrimination in certain voting...

Keith Clinkscales Named Among ‘Top 100′ Cable Executives

Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumnus Keith Clinkscales has been named among the most influential power players in the cable industry. Clinkscales, CEO of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ REVOLT Media,...

Denise Young Smith, David Steward, and Charles Phillips Top the List of 46 Important...

Well now this is news. That black people are actually in the field of technology? Not so much. That black people in this field are being...

Why Isn’t Anyone Paying Attention to the Black Congressional Budget?

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social programs, is like a scene in a...

Trial Date Set For Renisha McBride Shooter

Theodore Wafer, a Michigan man who fatally shot a woman through his screen door last year, will face trial in July. Wafer, 55, is charged with...

Did a Biracial Woman Help End Slavery in England?

The new film Belle, which opens Friday, introduces the world not only to a black heroine from the 18th century but also to rising star Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The...

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...