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African-American gun club says membership surged in Trump era

More African-Americans appear to be taking an active interest in their right to bear arms since the election of President Donald Trump, gun club leaders and firearm sellers say.

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Jurors in Cosby trial to come from outside suburban Philly court

Bill Cosby's criminal sexual assault trial will stay in Montgomery County Court outside Philadelphia, but the jurors will come from another Pennsylvania county, a judge ruled Monday.

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Trayvon Martin's death sparked a movement that lives on five years later

Five years ago, the world learned of Trayvon Martin and how he died.

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PHOTOS: Black celebrities at the Oscars

Black Hollywood takes centerstage at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday with several not only African-Americans taking home awards but also blazing the red carpet.

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Viola Davis ends award season hot streak with Oscar win

Viola Davis's award season hot streak just ended with a bang.

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Oscar mistake overshadows historic moment for 'Moonlight'

It was lost in the confusion of the Oscar envelope snafu, but "Moonlight" made history.

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It was 'Moonlight,' not 'La La Land': A timeline of a historic Oscars blunder

Director Barry Jenkins said he was "speechless" after his movie "Moonlight" was announced as the winner of best picture on Sunday night, following an unprecedented moment in Oscars history.

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Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win an Oscar

Of all the memorable moments at the Oscars Sunday night, Mahershala Ali's win for best supporting actor marked an especially poignant triumph.

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'Declaration 17' hopes to send message to Trump and America

As President Donald Trump continues his first 100 days in office, several Americans are declaring their independence from his policies and practices.

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Meet the 'Dreamers': Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World

Five local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through 12 at Walt Disney World.

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US public schools take steps to protect undocumented students

Chicago Public Schools say they will deny federal immigration agents access to district buildings and personnel unless served with a criminal warrant, the latest in a series of steps taken by US school officials to protect undocumented students.

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Trump’s immigration crackdown: We need action, Mayor de Blasio, not more rhetoric

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Your administration’s municipal identification policy is vague. But what makes it dangerous is that it is causing hysteria in the African immigrant community in New York City...

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Chickpea vegetable stew

I have been putting my slow cooker to work this winter to great results.

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Talking SCHOP! First-class food

Just returning from a trip to Los Angeles with family.

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Ten things to know before you visit The National Museum of African-American History and Culture

I could spend even more weeks talking about The National Museum of African-American History and Culture and explaining why it is so powerful, but the truth is words do not do it justice.

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Apollo holds fifth installment of Africa Now!

Kanye West had an eventful few days in New York City.

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Apollo, American Son, Brooklyn Is Africa, Black designers

Feb. 25, The Apollo Theater presents “AFROPUNK Unapologetically Black: The African American Songbook Remixed, A Celebration of Black Protest Music” at 7:30 p.m.

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Imagine if it were Brooklyn in a blockbuster trade

Imagine if the Brooklyn Nets had put together a blockbuster trade by the end of Sunday’s 66th annual NBA All-Star Game, or any time this week, the last days before the trade deadline ends, the way New Orleans Pelicans executives traded for Sacramento Kings star center, 6-foot-11 DeMarcus Cousins. 

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Don’t ‘Ring’ the bell

Have you ever gone to a show and found yourself interested yet confused as to what was happening?

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The Knicks’ direction remains unclear after Dolan’s avowal

If Knicks’ owner James Dolan’s word is his bond, Phil Jackson will be the franchise’s president for the next two seasons unless the Hall of Fame coach decides to voluntarily resign.

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