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C. Gerald Fraser: Esteemed journalist and advocate

Scores of witnesses saw a 44-year-old man assaulted, kicked and fatally shot by an off-duty policeman who hauled his victim along a Sugar Hill street, left him in a heap on the sidewalk and fled into a nearby apartment house, ...

Supreme Court to review affirmative action case

Affirmative action is back on the front-burner at the U.S. Supreme Court, with the justices hearing oral arguments Wednesday in Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin for the second time in two years.

Bland investigation nearly complete

A team of special prosecutors has nearly completed its investigation of the arrest and subsequent death of a Black woman in a Texas jail, and it plans to finish presenting its evidence to a grand jury by the end of ...

Officer charged with kicking Black man in head

A White Delaware police officer charged with kicking a Black suspect in the head during an arrest two years ago rejected a plea deal on a lesser charge, lawyers said Monday as a jury was seated in his felony assault ...

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.