Shayla Simpson, Ebony Fashion Fair’s Goddess of the Ages

Shayla Simpson is known as the “voice and face” of Ebony Fashion Fair, and provided commentary for the world’s largest traveling fashion show from...

Melania Trump Wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana Jacket in Sicily

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that...

Rep. Cummings Challenges Trump’s Actions

Even though President Donald Trump is away on his first foreign trip to the Middle East, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is not easing up...

Defense Raises Race Bias in Cosby Jury Selection Process

PITTSBURGH (AP) — With just one Black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, defense lawyers are...

Condemned Church Shooter Roof Seeks Appellate Court Mercy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A White supremacist petitioned a court for mercy, asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to overturn...

Kyrie-Markable: Irving’s 42 Carries Cavaliers Past Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain couldn't stop him. The Celtics...

Authorities: Stabbing of Black Bowie State University Student Now a Possible Hate Crime

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the fatal stabbing of a Black student visiting the University of Maryland as a possible...

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...