Black Man Punched by California Officer Files Rights Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has...

Actress Octavia Spencer to Speak at Kent State Commencement

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University's first university wide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to...

Black Man Fails in Effort to Avoid Arkansas Execution

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas was able to conduct its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that...

Cuba Gooding Sr., Singer and Father of Oscar-Winning Actor, Found Dead in Car

LOS ANGELES — Cuba Gooding Sr., the father of an Oscar-winning actor and a chart-topping R&B singer in his own right, was found dead...

Oprah Erupts in HBO’s Powerful ‘Henrietta Lacks’

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey doesn't scare easy and she wasn't frightened here. "But I was unsure and uncertain of myself going into this...

Serena is Pregnant, May Be Out for Rest of Tennis Season

It's another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant — and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won...

As Famine in Africa Looms, US Senators Seek More Efficient Food Aid

BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators...

Frederick Douglass Featured on New Quarter

Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist who escaped slavery and later served as a statesman and civil rights leader, graces the back of a quarter that...

Album with Rare 1860s Harriet Tubman Photo Sells for $161K

NEW YORK (AP) — An album containing a rare photograph of 19th century abolitionist and Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman was sold Thursday at...

Harvard Law Review Elects First Black Woman as President

A Black woman has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review—the first in the revered publication’s 130-year history. ImeIme Umana, one of four daughters...

Viola Davis Wins Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘Fences’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis needs to make room in her trophy case. On Sunday she won the best supporting actress Oscar for "Fences,"...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Scares up Big $30.5 Million Debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping opening weekend...