First Minority Teen Academy for Girls at Princeton University Seeks Applicants

New York, NY, (February 20, 2014) - For the fourth straight year, the At the Well Young Women's Leadership Academy will be held on...

A Younger Generation Questions the Viability of Black History Month but Still Sees Value...

They were born long after the Jim Crow laws that officially divided American society were banished to history's dustbin. Their lives began more than...

Navy Sexual Assault Case for Joshua Tate Will Move Forward, According to Lawyer

A lawyer representing a former Naval Academy football player accused of sexual assault says the case against his client is going forward after a...

Missouri to Perform Fourth Execution in Four Months

A man convicted of abducting, raping and killing a Kansas City teenager in 1989 will be executed using a lethal drug provided by a...

NBCI Demands Jail Time for Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell if Convicted in the Name...

Continued Corruption Will Leave Politicians Answering to God The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and...

Texan and Tea Partier Katrina Pierson is Vying to Become the First Black Female...

Katrina Pierson isn’t who most people picture when they think of the Tea Party. The movement is, according to a recent poll, 83 percent white, and...

Eric Holder Tells State Attorneys General “You Don’t Have to Defend Homosexual Marriage Bans”

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged his state-level counterparts to recognize that they're not required to defend any state ban on same-sex marriage, speaking to...

Michelle Obama Honors Cicely Tyson

Michelle Obama says African-American History Month is about "honoring those who came before us" and "resolving to do our part to live up to...

Rev. Al Sharpton says NFL Penalty For Using the Word “Nigger” Is a Good...

Penalizing players for using the N-word is a good first step. It shows a recognition that there is a problem in football specifically, and in...

Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Writes Children’s Book about Her Dad

Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz has written and published a new children’s book about the early life of her iconic father. Titled “Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew...

Georgia Pastor Craig Davis Sentenced To 10 Years For Knowingly Exposing Women In Church...

Atlanta minister Craig Lamar Davis, former pastor of Full Gospel Baptist Church, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years probation on...

WATCH: Bernice King says ‘I Just Don’t Believe Morally That You Sell Dad’s Nobel...

TMZ grilled Bernice King at LAX yesterday about having to hand over two prized possessions of her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the bitter legal dispute...

Wal-Mart Donates $1,750,000 to the NAACP, the National Urban League and the United Negro...

Today, Walmart furthers its commitment to provide greater access to opportunities across 20 U.S. communities with the announcement of $1.75 million in grants from...

Detroit Draws First Map to Get Out of Bankruptcy; Will Decrease Pensions

Detroit presented its first full road map for leaving bankruptcy Friday, outlining an elaborate plan to restructure $18 billion in debt, demolish thousands of...

In Keynote Address to the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan says Black People Need to...

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told a crowd of 18,000 in Detroit on Sunday that African-Americans should set up their own courts after...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Leaves the Door Open a Little for Potential 2016 Presidential...

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) isn't ruling out a potential presidential run in 2016 or beyond. Patrick told Politico he could "maybe" see himself as a candidate...

Black Churches in Omaha, Nebraska, Are Working Hard to Stay Relevant In Their Communities

Step into the lobby of Zion Baptist Church, and you'll spot its past and future.  Pictures of the church's earliest pastors hang above a drawing...

Zion Baptist Church in Parkersburg, West Virginia Celebrates the Past, Present, and Future of...

Through the fight for equality, African-Americans have always had faith in a greater power that gave them faith and the courage to carry on...

Rememering Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, the “Godfather of the Civil Rights Movement”

Kelly Miller Smith Sr. was pastor of First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill for 32 years and became assistant dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School...

How the Construction of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle, PA Crossed the Racial...

The Rev. John Philip McCard had a knack for building a faith community one brick at a time. A century ago, plans were underway to...