Virginia Executes Ricky Gray

JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left...

Markeith Loyd, Suspect in Lt. Debra Clayton’s Orlando Killing, Released from Hospital

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando...

Controversial Bishop Eddie Long Dies at 63 from Aggressive Cancer

Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial pastor of the Lithonia, Ga. megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, has died, according to a statement from the...

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park Becomes Reality

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — Federal parks officials have formally established the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in upstate New York. Members of the state's congressional...

HBCU ‘Equality Lawsuit’ Resumes Jan. 9

On Jan. 9, the remedial portion of litigation brought by a coalition of former and current HBCU students against the state of Maryland will...

Spared from Demolition, Historic 1920s Black Schoolhouse Being Saved

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As a girl in the mid-1950s, Amy Roberts would catch a ride each morning with her neighbors the Johnsons, the...

Honoring the Past – The Medal of Honor for Dorie Miller?

As the nation honors the past on the 75th commemoration of the dawn of World War II, I am requesting that you write to...

More Arrests Made in Fatal Shooting of Tyson Gay’s Daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three men have been charged in connection with a shootout police say left the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson...

Black American Journey Finally Enshrined in National Museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of...

Rick Ross, Bun B, Too $Short to Headline A3C Fest in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Rick Ross, Bun B and Bone Thugs N' Harmony will headline the 12th annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta. Organizers announced...

Cardin Leads Discussion by DOJ, Community Leaders on Baltimore City Police Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 CONTACTS: TIM ZINK 410-962-4436/SUE WALITSKY 202-224-4524   Cardin Leads Discussion by DOJ, Community Leaders on Baltimore City Police Reforms   Wide-ranging conversion provides chance...