325-Pound Woman Charged with Killing Girl by Sitting on Her

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green...

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Black Arkansas Judge Barred from Execution Cases Sues All White High Court

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Black Arkansas judge who was barred from considering any execution-related cases after blocking the use of a lethal...

Events Commemorate Civil Rights Icon Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th Birthday

(Updated 10/6/2017) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi-born civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is being commemorated Friday on what would have been her 100th...

Did Las Vegas Gunman Target Other Music Festivals?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the days and months before he mowed down concertgoers from his high-rise hotel suite, gunman Stephen Paddock booked rooms...

Ona Judge: The Slave Who Ran Away from George Washington

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Stepping off a boat in a New Hampshire port in 1796, 22-year-old Ona Judge was on the run from the...

To Women of Color, Rihanna’s Cosmetics Launch is Personal

NEW YORK (AP) — Worokya Duncan is the director of inclusion for a private school in Manhattan, so her embrace of diversity is a...

Philadelphia to Honor 19th-century Black Educator, Activist with City Hall Statue

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A century before the fight to end Jim Crow segregation laws, Octavius Valentine Catto was leading a civil rights movement in...

Legislative Black Caucus Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Lawmakers from Baltimore and surrounding counties who attended the final Town Hall sponsored by the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (LBC) were still reeling from...

Sloane Stephens Tops Madison Keys in US Open Final for 1st Grand Slam Title

NEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens dominated a shaky Madison Keys in the U.S. Open final and won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to earn...

10th Annual Pan-Afrikan Day of Solidarity

The one day festival is on September 9 from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Performance=s by Ankara, Chin-Yer Wright and more. Besides enjoying the...

Booker, Pelosi, and Norton Take on Confederate Statutes

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), called for the removal of 12 Confederate statutes currently on display inside...