Pastor Mason Betha Bans Wife, Twyla Betha, From Pulpit for Drunk Driving

Rapper and pastor Mason Betha, better known as Ma$e, is dealing with domestic and church issues at the same time. It seems he’s taken action against his...

Friends of Oscar Grant Settle With Bay Area Rapid Transit

Five friends of Oscar Grant, the man who was fatally shot by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, have reached a...

Protesters Arrested In Pay Fight at McDonald’s Headquarters in Illinois

Protesters were arrested after refusing to leave corporate property outside McDonald’s headquarters on Wednesday, as hundreds demonstrated to call attention to the low pay...

Morehouse Student Ben Jones Missing Since Friday

A 22-year-old Morehouse student has been missing since Friday, and his family is worried about his well-being. Ben Jones hasn’t been seen since he told...

Gospel Artist James Fortune Talks to Tom Joyner and Makes Up Some of his...

Gospel great James Fortune is hosting the Gospel Explosion at the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion and he’s bringing some of Christian music’s favorite artists with him...

New York Mother says Police Slammed her Handcuffed Son Into Plate-Glass Window

A 14-year-old Bronx, N.Y., boy underwent emergency surgery to remove shards of glass from his chest, lungs and heart after his mother says police handcuffed...

How the Church Can Help the Black Community Deal with Mental Health Issues

Too often, silence and apathy keep Jacksonville’s black community from fully confronting issues of mental health. Many black residents are reluctant to tell anyone they’re...

Black Classical Artists of Louisville Take Audiences Back In the Day with Traditional Negro...

What's the difference between gospel and spiritual music? According to Dr. Alexander T. Simpson Jr., a Charleston native and head of the Black Classical...

MLK Aide and Activist, Vincent Harding, Dies at 82

In March of 1967, taking note of anti-war protests at his alma mater, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sent a telegram care of Vincent...

24-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Behind New Divine Outreach Ministry in Louisiana

Crime scene tape stretched across the grassy backyard of an Uptown church Wednesday, blocking the site where New Orleans police said a 24-year-old man was shot to death...

Oregon Man Arrested for Forcing 5-Year-Old to Smoke Marijuana and Beating her

A 26-year-old man is facing criminal charges after allegedly forcing a 5-year-old girl to smoke marijuana, KOIN reports. Marquise Rashad Harris-Hill was arraigned on Monday for first-degree...

Harlem Bids Goodbye to Pan-African Activist and Freedom Fighter, Elombe Brath

Harlem is bidding farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around...

Fort Worth, Texas Exhibit Highlights the Role of Black Preachers In Civil Rights Fight

I don’t feel no ways tired, I’ve come too far from where I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy I don’t believe...

Former Head of the NAACP in Los Angeles, Leon Jenkins, Comes to Donald Sterling’s...

The former president of the NAACP’s L.A. chapter is defending Donald Sterling as the disgraced Clippers owner remains embroiled in a scandal over recorded...

Brooklyn, New York Teenager Who Was Shot In Eye Delivers Anti-Gun Violence Speech

A New York City youth who was shot in his eye last month reacted, not with bitterness, but by giving a speech against gun violence Saturday, the New...

8-Year-Old Detroit Girl Left Fighting for her Life After Tragic Hit-and-Run

A family in Detroit is rallying around a little girl who was struck in a hit-and-run accident Monday on the city’s West Side. Kamari Smith, 8, was...

How The Job Market Discriminates Against Black College Grads

While it's tough out there for all recent college grads, a new study finds that African-Americans face a particularly difficult situation when it comes...

CDC Doctors say Inner City Youth Have ‘Hood Disease’

Do you live in the inner city? Is your life defined by high stress, malnourishment and random acts of violence?If you answered "yes," you...

WATCH: Tavis Smiley Examines the Tragedy of Nigeria’s Stolen Girls on PBS

Tonight on PBS I have a conversation with Omoyele Sowore, founder and publisher of SaharaReporters.com, and Amber Khan, senior communications director of Women for...

BET to Air Discussion About Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The BET television network is airing a special discussion this week on the sexual exploitation of children, an idea set in motion by the...