Bank of America, Former Execs Face Civil Fraud Charges

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on February 4 filed charges of fraud against corporate giant Bank of America, as well as Kenneth Lewis...

Oprah, Tyra, Beyonce Realizing the Dreams of Black Women

From the days of the late actress Hattie McDaniel and entrepreneur Eunice Johnson in the early 20th century, Black women have always forged paths...

Tax Write-off for Haiti Donations

United States residents who donated to the relief effort in Haiti will be rewarded this spring when they file their income taxes. A measure recently...

S.C. Lt. Gov. Faces Backlash for ‘Stray Animals’ Comment

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (R) has set off a round of controversy with his comparison of providing government assistances to individuals in...

Black Virginia Woman Snags Coveted Crown

Caressa Cameron, 22, a broadcast journalism student enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University, beat out 53 contestants in the annual Miss America pageant held at...

Tuskegee Ace Pilot Dies at 90

Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee Archer, a former Tuskegee Airman during World War II, died January 27 at Cornell University Medical Center in...

S.C. School District Gets Long-Awaited Assistance

Dillon County, S.C. has some of the worst public education facilities in the nation, facilities so bad that they caught the eye of then-candidate...

Obama Knocks Supreme Court Decision in Address

President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 27 featured a rare confrontation between two branches of American government. The president called out the...

Lawsuits: Calif. Cops Failing to Protect Blacks

Several pending lawsuits allege northern California police have not taken seriously attacks on Black teens by Latino gang members. The racially-motivated violence resulted in the...

Wal-Mart Lays Off 11,200 Workers

Despite President Obama’s assurances that the economy is rebounding, residual effects of the ongoing recession have resulted in more job losses. Among the major firms...

NAACP Supports Pittsburgh Teen in Police Beating

The Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP is calling for the firing of city police officers who allegedly beat Black teenager Jordan Miles during an...

Missing Fla. Lottery Winner Found Dead

A missing man who won $30 million in the Florida lottery in 2006 was found dead on January 28 after a three-month search. Abraham Shakespeare...