Chicago police use excessive force, DOJ finds

The Chicago Police Department has unconstitutionally engaged in a pattern of excessive and deadly force, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday, wrapping up a 13-month federal probe of a department that has been under heavy scrutiny over officer-involved shootings.

Three civil rights sites become national monuments in Obama's final days

The Birmingham, Alabama, motel where Martin Luther King plotted how to resist and protest the city's and state's discriminatory laws against African Americans is becoming a national monument, the White House announced Thursday.

NAACP leader goes to jail as clergy members march to stop AG nominee

More than 200 people representing a coalition of interfaith clergy, moral leaders and activists marched Jan. 9 in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to reject the nomination of Alabama’s Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions for the office of U.S. attorney general.

Dr. King’s ‘tough love’ to the Trump regime

There is the imminent convergence of two very interesting dates: Jan. 15, the nation celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and five days later Donald Trump is inaugurated as America’s 45th president.

Somali-American makes debut as Minnesota state rep

She’s an “intersectional feminist,” a mom, a refugee, an immigrant and a resident of Minneapolis. Besides that, Ilhan Omar is a history maker and the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States.

Thousands expected to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday in DC

Each year, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network commemorates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the nation’s capital, and on Jan. 14, the holiday celebration will be joined by thousands assembling there to protest ...

Women on the march!

More than 100,000 are expected to attend the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Dylann Roof jury: Death penalty for Charleston church shooter

Twelve federal jurors said Tuesday that Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a 2015 massacre at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church, should be put to death.

Orlando tragedy: Two officers remembered

One officer was a mother known for working with youth in the Orlando community.

Orlando police officer killed; sheriff's deputy dies in search for killer

An Orlando police officer searching for a murder suspect was gunned down Monday, and a sheriff's deputy looking for her killer also died, authorities said.

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: 5 dead, suspect in custody

Five people were shot dead and eight wounded in the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport, and law enforcement sources tell CNN the suspect had brought the firearm in his checked luggage.

2016 marks year of violence for Chicago

Chicago marked 2016 as the deadliest year in nearly two decades, data released by the Chicago Police Department shows.

Sharpton heads up rally in Washington, DC

Minority groups and activists are gearing up ahead of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration Jan. 21.

Talladega College band will perform at inauguration, school's president says

The marching band of a small historically black college in Alabama will participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade, the school's president announced Thursday.

NAACP stages sit-in at Jeff Sessions' office

The NAACP is staging a sit-in at the Mobile, Alabama, office of US Sen. Jeff Sessions to protest Sessions' nomination as US attorney general.