Rev. James Seawood, Pastor of Brighton Heights Reformed Church in Staten Island, New York,...

The Rev. James Seawood, pastor of Brighton Heights Reformed Church, died Sunday morning at Robert Woods Johnson Medical Center in New Jersey, according to...

Bethesda Presbyterian Church in McConnells, South Carolina Will Ordain Alberta Anthony as Its First...

When Alberta Anthony entered Bethesda Presbyterian Church in McConnells three years ago, she felt a great sense of peace. Standing underneath the sanctuary’s chandelier, she...

Scott Turner, Former NFL Player Turned GOP Representative, to Run for Texas House Speaker

GOP Rep. Scott Turner filed Friday to run for Texas House Speaker. He is challenging three-term Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio, who is powerful,...

Tommie Scott, Former Drug Dealer and Gang Member, Now Serves Jesus and Mentors Troubled...

Growing up in South Central Los Angeles and as the son of a Crips gang founder, Tommie Scott's environment was conducive to a lifestyle...

WATCH: Classmates of Jahi McMath Believe ‘God Has the Last Say-so’ on her Life;...

Though a death certificate has been issued for Jahi McMath, many of the 13-year-old Oakland girl’s classmates still believe the “quiet leader” who laughed...

Franklin McCain, One Of the ‘Greensboro Four’ Who Sat Down at a Whites Only...

Franklin McCain, one of the "Greensboro Four" who in 1960 sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina and launched a sit-in...

Sexual Assault Charges Against Navy Midshipman Eric Graham Are Being Dropped

A U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen accused in a sexual assault case will not face charges, the school announced Friday, leaving just one of three original defendants...

Princeton Professor Dr. Wallace Best Lists the 10 Best Gospel Songs

Gospel music is the most American of American music and the veritable soundtrack of black America. Born in the trauma of the 1930s, nurtured in the...

North Carolina Panel Warns Without Educational ‘Transformation’, Black Men In America Face a Grim...

Panelists gathered Thursday night in Whitley Auditorium to analyze the current issues facing African-American men and offer their perspectives for the future. During the...

Florida A&M University Selects Elmira Mangum to Become Next President; First Female to Hold...

Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees on Thursday selected Elmira Mangum to be the school’s first female president despite objections from students, alumni and...

6 Defendants in FAMU Hazing Death of Robert Champion Reject Plea Deals; Will Go...

Lawyers for six people charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion said their defendants will go to trial. The six decided...

Steve and Marjorie Harvey Talk Love and Marriage in Essence Magazine’s February Issue

With Valentine’s Day steadily approaching next month, ESSENCE magazine has decided to tap Steve and Marjorie Harvey for the issue’s latest cover story, “A Love...

Trenton, New Jersey, Mayor Tony Mack Is Facing a Corruption Trial

Opening arguments were set to begin Thursday in the corruption trial of the mayor of New Jersey's capital city and his brother, both of...

Marissa Alexander Could Be Thrown Back In Prison For Running Errands

The Florida mom who lost a controversial "Stand Your Ground" case after firing what she called a warning shot at her abusive husband might be thrown...

Oklahoma Man Being Executed by Lethal Injection says, ‘I Feel My Whole Body Burning’

A man has been executed by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary almost 20 years after orchestrating the brutal assault and robbery of...

Chicago Churches Prepare to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr., this Month

For two Fox Valley residents, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has had an impact on their personal and spiritual lives. As...

Does Racism Cause Black Men to Age Faster?

Being the victim of racism and internalizing racist beliefs may speed up the aging process, a new study suggests. Research conducted on African-American men showed...

Brain Dead Girl, Jahi McMath, Gets Feeding Tube

The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery has gotten her the feeding...

Dating Site Now Gives 4 Reasons Why Dwyane Wade Should Not Marry Gabrielle Union

Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” recently wrote five reasons why Gabrielle Union should dump Dwyane Wade; but what she seemed to have forgotten and/or not known...

45th NAACP Image Award Nominees Include “Best Man Holiday”, “Scandal”, and “The Butler”

TV One just announced the nominees for the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards, with “Best Man Holiday,” BET’s “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Lee...