2018: The Year of Frederick Douglass

The governor’s reception room at the Maryland State House in Annapolis was packed as Gov. Larry Hogan proclaimed 2018 the Year of Frederick Douglass....

NYU Served ‘Kool-Aid and Watermelon Water’ During Black History Month

New York University is under fire after it served “Kool-Aid and watermelon water” during Black History Month. Nia Ashari Harris, a sophomore, noticed the stereotypically...

Addition of Scott Adds Youthful Energy to Gubernatorial Race

Gubernatorial candidates were already making calls to Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott (D-2), when he connected with Jim Shea, Democratic candidate for Governor, an...

The Most Dangerous City in America

I’ve lived in three of the most dangerous cities in the world: Los Angeles, Detroit and Baltimore. But, it is Baltimore, where I was...

Korean Veteran Shares the Ups and Downs of Life as a Black Soldier

On June 25, 1950, about 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel, a boundary that separated the north’s Soviet-backed...

Tavis Smiley Sues PBS for Breach of Conduct

Talk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment...

Following Health Scare, Serena Williams Advocates for Black Mothers

Celebrated professional tennis player Serena Williams almost died after giving birth in September of last year.  Now she is using her platform to spread...

Baltimore’s Pastor Brown Talks Being Trolled by Russian Operatives

Pastor Heber Brown, III of the Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore, an activist leader in the community, recently revealed a Facebook confrontation...

Wendy Williams Taking Time Off

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the...

Pastor Accused in Church Robbery Held on $75K Bond

An Ohio judge has set bond at $75,000 for a man described by police as a gun-wielding pastor who helped rob a teacher during...

Rev. Billy Graham, Friend of Martin Luther King, Dies at 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, a long time evangelical preacher who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma, died on Tuesday at the age...

Jesse Jackson Comes to Defense of James’ Activism

On Monday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson came out in support of Lebron James' activism in the face of criticism from a conservative personality. He told the Associated...