Gates cops a plea

Plead guilty to lying and conspiracy and get all the charges against you dropped.

Report: State courts and private debt companies are hurting consumers

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union shows how private debt collection companies keep Americans living in terror.

Recalling the greatness of W.E.B. Du Bois

It is possible to string three lives together and gather the full expanse of African-American history

Randall Woodfin ruling the Magic City

At age 36, Birmingham, Ala. Mayor Randall Woodfin is one of the nation’s youngest Black mayors of a major city and a power player in Alabama politics.

Tavis Smiley sues PBS over sexual misconduct suspension

Tavis Smiley sued PBS on Tuesday, claiming the network breached its contract and damaged his production company when it fired him in December over sexual-harassment allegations.

Do you know the Black CEOs of these well-known companies?

50 years ago, it was unthinkable for an African American to be the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. But nowadays, thanks to several diversity initiatives, there are quite a few Black CEOs that run major, well-known companies.

Florida school massacre: What happened, moment by moment

In a matter of minutes, thousands of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School went from thinking they were part of a fire drill to hiding inside closets and bathrooms to escape gunfire.

‘Numerous fatalities’ in Florida high school shooting, superintendent says

A shooting at a Florida high school caused “numerous” fatalities Wednesday, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said.

Hidden photo of Obama and Farrakhan released in new book

It was during a mid-2005 Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill that award-winning journalist Askia Muhammad captured one of the most significant photos of his career.

NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

On Monday, January 15, 2018, the holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the NAACP and the Africa-America Institute announced a groundbreaking partnership during the 49th NAACP Image Awards.

King’s fight for economic justice was largely ignored by mainstream media

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered as a social activist and Baptist minister whose role was integral in the Civil Rights Movement.

H&M apologizes for using Black child to sell ‘coolest monkey’ top

H&M was forced to apologize Monday for using a Black child to model a sweatshirt with a “coolest monkey in the jungle” slogan.

Screw'ged! GOP tax bill is only for the rich

Much more than a glitch or a do-over was necessary to alter the first vote by the House in its approval of a GOP tax bill. A second vote Wednesday only confirmed what they and the Senate had done earlier ...

The fight for Mumia’s freedom continues

In Philadelphia last weekend, dozens of activists and supporters commemorated the 36th anniversary of the shooting, serious wounding and, supporters say, unjust incarceration of Black Panther activist and grassroots journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, with two days of events in the city ...

Tavis Smiley fires back at sexual misconduct allegations: ‘PBS made a huge mistake’

Talk-show host Tavis Smiley defended himself again against sexual misconduct allegations on “Good Morning America,” saying, “PBS made a huge mistake here.”