NAACP says white students threw a noose around a black student's neck

Allegations that white students threw a noose around a black student's neck and "pulled the noose tight" have rocked a southern Mississippi high school.

National Museum of African-American History and Culture 'sold out' through March 2017

Tickets to the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C. are "sold out" through March 2017. You need a ticket with a date to enter the museum, even though you don't have to pay for it.

Minneapolis police clear officers in fatal shooting of Jamar Clark

A Minneapolis Police Department internal investigation concluded Friday that two officers involved in the November 2015 fatal shooting of Jamar Clark did not violate department policies and will not face discipline.

Emmett Till memorial sign scarred by bullet holes

The sign marking the site where Emmett Till's body was found is now riddled with bullet holes.

Georgia teen loses leg after teacher's 'body slam,' attorney says

A 13-year-old boy had to have his right leg amputated after a contractor at a Columbus, Georgia, school "body slammed" him repeatedly, an attorney for the boy's family said.

Thousands of Seattle teachers take a powerful #BlackLivesMatter stand

Thousands of Seattle teachers made for an inspiring sight when they wore Black Lives Matter shirts en masse to reinforce their commitment to black students in their public schools.

Two years later, Laquan McDonald shooting brings calls for justice

Two years have passed since a Chicago police officer shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, leading to reforms and fueling national conversation about police use of deadly force.

Milwaukee officer who shot Sylville Smith accused of sex assault

The Milwaukee police officer involved in a fatal shooting that sparked days of protests in the city in August has been arrested on sexual assault and prostitution charges, police said Thursday.

National Day of Protest takes place Oct. 22

The 21st annual National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality March is being held this weekend in Harlem.

When retirement savings goals seem hopelessly unrealistic

I often see rules of thumb suggesting how much people should save each year or how much money they should have in retirement accounts by certain ages to be on track to a secure retirement.

Police chief group issues apology to minorities

The head a major international law enforcement organization on Monday apologized for "the actions of the past and the role that our profession has played in society's historical mistreatment of communities of color."

Father, son arrested in death of Olympian Tyson Gay's daughter

Police arrested two more men -- a father and son -- in the shooting death of Olympic track star Tyson Gay's daughter, Trinity, who authorities say was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout in Lexington, Kentucky.

Man sentenced in road rage shooting involving George Zimmerman

The man convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman in a road rage incident has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, Florida authorities said.

Black doctor claims discrimination by airline during flight emergency

An African-American OB-GYN says she was discriminated against on a flight when attendants refused to let her help with an in-flight medical emergency.

It's lonely in the Black 1%

It's one of the loneliest, most exclusive clubs in America.