Trump, Republican Lawmakers Pore over Agenda at Camp David

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — Emerging from closed-door meetings with Republican leaders, President Donald Trump on Saturday held out the prospect of a deal with...

Postwar Suburban Development and Today’s Inner-City Lead Poisoning

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) THE CONVERSATION The Flint water crisis and the sad story...

African-American Unemployment Hit Record Low in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years of steady hiring and economic growth have delivered a cumulative benefit for at least one group that hasn't always shared...

Trump Disbands Voter Fraud Commission

After a battle to prove his popularity in the United States, President Trump recently dismantled a voter fraud commission that he instituted to prove...

Mississippi Seeks Parity, But Academic Achievement Gaps Grow

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has an ambitious plan to close academic achievement gaps among student groups by 2025, but last year's results won't...

Trump-Bannon Feud Lays Bare New Fissure in Fractious GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump escalated Thursday, suggesting a permanent...

Simeon Booker to Be Memorialized at Washington National Cathedral January 29

TriceEdney - A memorial service for trailblazing civil rights journalist Simeon Booker will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018, his wife, Carol McCabe Booker,...

Newly Elected Ala. Sen. Doug Jones Appoints Black Chief of Staff

On Jan. 2, Dana Gresham, the former assistant secretary for government affairs at the Department of Transportation, became the only Black chief-of-staff for a...

Philadelphia Has Woman Asst. City Solicitor

Sadie Alexander was born on Jan. 2, 1898. She was the first Black woman to receive a PhD. in the U.S. and the first...

Milwaukee Red Cross Changes Visit Policy After Criticism

The American Red Cross of Wisconsin is abandoning a new policy in Milwaukee that would have forced predominantly Black and Latino residents from low...

Nikuyah Walker Chosen Charlottesville’s 1st Black Female Mayor

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The city of Charlottesville, still coping with the aftermath of White nationalist rallies last year, has a new mayor. Nikuyah Walker,...

LeRoy Frasier, Helped Desegregate UNC University, Dies at 80

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — LeRoy Frasier, who along with his brother and another high school student was among the first African-American undergraduate students to...