Community cookout offers opens dialogue

Wichita police hosted a free community cookout to open a dialogue amid racial tensions across the country.

Two Black men killed by police within 24 hours

“Stay with me,” she pleaded to Philando Castile who had just been shot by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop.

SCLC names international headquarters after president Charles Steele

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Atlanta-based civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has named its international headquarters at 320 Auburn Ave., N.E. in honor of Charles Steele Jr., its current president and CEO.

Supreme Court upends all-White jury verdict, death sentence

The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a Black Georgia man May 23 because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African Americans from the all-White jury that determined his fate in the case of Foster v. Chatman, ...

Virginia GOP filed lawsuit to block felons from voting

Virginia Republicans asked the state’s highest court Monday to block more than 200,000 felons from voting in November, arguing that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe abused his power by restoring the voting rights of thousands of convicts who’ve completed their sentences.

Remembering Afeni Shakur: Businesswoman, activist and mother of rapper Tupac Shakur

Afeni Shakur, activist and former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said May 3. She ...

Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiences

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.

Prince fought throat, stomach pains in his final months

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

Club to restore 1904 African American orphanage

A 4-H Club wants to restore a Springfield building that was an orphanage for African Americans.

Princeton to keep Wilson’s name despite his bigotry

Woodrow Wilson’s name will remain on Princeton University’s public policy school, despite calls to remove it because the former U.S. president was a segregationist, the Ivy League university announced Monday.

Princeston students discuss Wilson’s legacy

African American students Kristen Coke and Jameil Brown enrolled at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University not knowing much about the school’s namesake aside from his oft-touted positive accomplishments, from the changes he ...

Rare anti-slavery book owned by Du Bois

Randall Burkett still remembers the phone call.

Obama Commutes Sentences of 61 Prisoners

President Barack Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday including more than a third serving life sentences, working to give new energy to calls for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system.

The story of four Black Revolutionary War veterans

In a rural wooded area, near the Plymouth and Kingston town lines, there’s a nondescript memorial at a spot that is arguably as important as any in American history.

Black Press Week hosts historic summit

Publishers and leaders from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a trade group of more than 200 Black-owned media companie