Man Convicted of Shooting 2 Officers During Ferguson Protest

LOUIS (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in Ferguson amid fallout over the...

Obama Orders Review of Election-Season Hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled...

2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

For the last time in his term as Commander and Chief of the United States, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Sasha lit...

DID POLICE SHOOT SLEEPING HAMPTON?

Dec. 20, 1969 CHICAGO - At least four probes are to look into the disputed Dec. 4 predawn killings by police of Black Panthers Fred...

Magic City Birmingham

The question posed by the lyrics in Stevie Wonder’s classic tune, “If It’s Magic” could be asked of Birmingham, Ala. After incorporating as a...

How to Buy Black this Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes an opportunity to pump life into the Black community both locally and nationwide. “Buying...

Black, Civil Rights Leaders Leery of Carson at HUD

The nomination of Dr. Ben Carson as the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) doesn't have strong support among Black members...

NAACP Statement on Michael Slager Mistrial

BALTIMORE – The following is a statement from Cornell William Brooks, President, and CEO of the NAACP:   “The NAACP is deeply frustrated that the trial of...

More Minorities Getting ‘Strapped’ in Wake of Trump Election

African Americans and other minorities are arming themselves, fearing a continued surge in hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump in November, according...

Florida Homicides Surge after ‘Stand Your Ground’ Passage

The passage of Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” has resulted in a significant increase in homicides in the state, according to a new study...

Louisiana Congressman Tapped to Lead Largest Congressional Black Caucus in History

The Congressional Black Caucus on Nov. 30 elected U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) as its chairman to lead the body once the 115th Congress...

Trump Federal Workforce Plans Don’t Bode Well for Black Workers

In 2011 conservative commentator and failed Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan wrote in a blog post that President Obama created a federal workforce rife...