One of last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors dies

Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen – the first African Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II – has died in Georgia. He was 96.

Minneapolis mayor seeks federal investigation into shooting

The mayor of Minneapolis on Monday asked for a federal civil rights investigation into the weekend shooting of a Black man by a police officer during an apparent struggle.

Paris - Moments of Terror

Paris, the city of lights, is currently illuminated by flickering candles, along with flowers and other items – memorials at the various sites where three hours of carnage by allegedly Jihad

Black millennials: Half say they know a victim of police violence

Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.

Blacks, poor want EPA to address environmental racism

They roost everywhere in his hometown – on neighbors’ houses, in the trees, in front yards – lured by the putrid smell of 65 acres of rotting garbage. It’s getting unbearable, he said.

Tough time for Black women – like Black men – with police

It’s not just Black men having difficult relations with police. Black women are having a tough time, too.

Obama: Black Lives Matter addresses a legitimate issue

Defending the Black Lives Matter movement, Oct. 22, President Barack Obama said the protests are giving voice to a problem happening only in African American communities, and that “we, as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this ...

Protests at Ole Miss turn to shouts over Confederate flag

An integrated group of at least 200 students and faculty members rallied Friday at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, urging the Ole Miss administration to stop flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.

Across the Nation

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says the Department of Justice is monitoring the state investigation into the fatal shooting of a Black teenager by a White police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis.

Justice or Else: A movement, not a moment

Since I have to teach on Saturdays at the City College of New York it was not possible for me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in the nation’s capital. I doubt if I would have ...

Farrakhan calls on Black community to be self-reliant

The leader of the Nation of Islam on Saturday told a crowd of approximately 1 million people to become more active in solving their own problems instead of relying on others.

Million Man March unites Black Americans across decades

Bill Murrain, a lawyer from Conyers, Georgia, traveled to the National Mall for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and stood side-by-side with three generations of Black males: his sons, son-in-laws and five grandsons.

Gary part of push to build trust between police, public

A federal pilot program aimed at improving ties between law enforcement and communities, and curbing racial bias is moving ahead in Gary, one of six U.S. cities taking part in the initiative.

California governor signs anti-racial profiling bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to change California’s definition of racial profiling and require local law enforcement agencies to collect demographic data on the people they stop, his office announced Saturday.

Black women face increased violence

Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all [92 percent] of these women knew their assailant, according to a report titled, When Men Murder Women by the Violence Policy Center.