Black teen asking for directions shot at by White man

A Black 14-year-old male who was lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood trying to get to school was shot at by a White man after knocking on his door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and ...

NAACP spearheads lawsuit to overhaul plan for 2020 Census

The NAACP is spearheading a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Census Bureau and President Donald Trump, saying the federal government is unprepared for the 2020 Census, which will lead to a massive undercounting of African Americans.

Most Americans say Civil Rights goal unmet

Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as little as 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the Civil Rights Movement, according to a new ...

Black marchers see gun violence differently

Of the 343 people killed in Baltimore last year, 295 died by gunfire, more than New York City or Los Angeles, cities with more than 10 times Baltimore’s population. Gun-related deaths accounted for 88 percent of the city’s homicides.

Protest over shooting of unarmed Black man overtakes freeway, game

A protest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man briefly shut down a major California interstate highway and disrupted the start of an NBA game March 22.

Obama jokes he failed to get artist to give him smaller ears

When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn’t hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait.

Leaders say Trump presidency at odds with MLK legacy

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making.

Police brutality activist Erica Garner dead at 27

The daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

Gifts that give hope

Hope is a gift on every child’s wish list, especially those in parts of the world ravaged by natural disasters and poverty. Giving hope lets these children know that the world hasn’t forgotten them.

Ferguson reviewing nearly 8,000 old court cases

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is reviewing nearly 8,000 municipal court cases from before 2014 to determine which should be thrown out, a process expected to take about six months, the attorney for the St. Louis suburb told a federal ...

Organizations urge NFL to address police shootings

Washington, D.C. – A broad coalition of national racial and social justice organizations, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on Friday sent a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting a meeting to address ...

PUSHing Through: Rainbow PUSH founder reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

Jesse Jackson Sr., long-time civil rights warrior and founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, announced Friday that he had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Black Female officer makes Navy history

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Valencia Simmons-Fowler became the first African American woman to achieve the highest chief warrant officer rank in the information warfare community on Nov. 3.

Black federal judge celebrates 50 years on bench

Judge Damon J. Keith thinks back on his 50 years on the federal bench and remembers many tumultuous and significant times, including being sued by President Richard Nixon after ruling that wiretapping couldn’t be done without a court order.

NASCAR’s first Black female crew member

Color barriers and gender barriers; the sports world is full of their shattered remains, from Jackie Robinson breaking down the barricade in front of Major League Baseball in 1947 to Althea Gibson opening the door to international tennis for Black ...