Nation awaits autopsy in possible lynching in Mississippi

Mississippi was the site of one-third of all lynchings that occurred in the United States in 1925 and was the epicenter of some of the nation’s most heinous race crimes.

#JusticeforMartese: Outrage ensues after bloody beating of Black college honor student

The bloody beating of a Black, unarmed college honors student is the latest police brutality incident caught on camera that’s fueling outrage across the nation.

Starbucks’ 'Race Together' initiative gets backlash on social media

Starbucks newest initiative is getting a lot of buzz, however, not the conversation the coffee chain hoped to spark.

White House: Black and Hispanic graduation rates rising

Graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students increased by nearly 4 percentage points from 2011 to 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Maya Angelou Forever Stamp to be issued in April

The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late Maya Angelou with a Forever Stamp.

Frustration in Ferguson

In a city already filled with tension, two officers from the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri are shot during a demonstration Wednesday night.

Cop caught lying about arrest and assault

A cellphone video capturing a Caucasian Baltimore police officer punching an unarmed Black male teenager in the face in an unprovoked attack contradicts the cop’s claims that he was assaulted.

Madness in Madison

People around the nation are asking if police gun violence is reaching epidemic proportions.The name Anthony Terrell Robinson Jr., 19, is now on the list of unarmed men of color fatally shot by police. Protest again ensued, fueling the out-of-control ...

Many rivers and bridges to cross

As President Barack Obama prepared to lead marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge spanning the Alabama River in Selma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that historic march for voting rights Saturday, he said that we as a nation have ...

Fallout continues over racist fraternity video at OU

As the fallout over a video of white fraternity members shouting racist chants continues, reports indicate another video of the organization engaging in racist behavior has surfaced.

Students leave with life lessons and new prospective at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens bid an emotional farewell at the commencement on the final day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine at Walt Disney World on Sunday.

#SAEHatesMe: White fraternity caught on video singing racist chant

Social media is a buzz over surfacing of a video of a white fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing racist chants.

Self-image, career goals focus at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing what they’ve learned on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.

Teens get hands-on experience at Disney Dreamers Academy

“Dreams, Passions, Possibilities” was the theme for the second day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine on Friday

Disney Dreamers Academy kicks off at Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort welcomes the 100 teens selected to participate in 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday.