On the Verge: Up-and-coming film producer Mel Jones

Mel Jones’ official title is “Film Independent Manager Special Projects with the LA Film Festival.”

Million Man March 2: ‘Justice or Else,’ 10.10.15

Believers, non-believers, the inspired, the hopeful, the jaded, the skeptics and the eternally optimistic—this Saturday, many of these folks will be heading to Washington, D.C.

Obama and Putin—stalemate

Call it poker, chess or political arm wrestling.

Darrien Hunt’s mom scoffs at $900,000 settlement offer in son’s police killing

On the one-year anniversary of Darrien Hunt’s police killing, several dozen family members, friends and supporters gathered at the Panda Express in Saratoga Springs, Utah, where he was shot, to commemorate his life and call for police accountability.


Bronx Assemblymember Michael A. Blake participated in a State Legislator Briefing with President Barack Obama.

Latino History Month: A time to recognize Black culture

Last week Hispanic Heritage Month began.

Mumia’s legal and medical update

The latest on Mumia's health

Obama praises role of Black women in civil rights

A major speech by President Barack Obama can be wide-ranging, touching on a shopping list of topics, or it can be precisely tailored to a single issue.

25-year-old Black woman becomes youngest ever judge in Easley, SC

The history-making news of a 25-year-old Black woman becoming the youngest judge ever appointed in her hometown of Easley, S.C., has gone viral, setting the Internet ablaze and making local headlines.

Obama invites Ahmed Mohamed, clock-making teen arrested in Texas, to White House

The same day Texas police announced that a teenager arrested in Texas after bringing a clock he made to high school would not charged, President Barack Obama invited the student to the White House.

Police officer claims bosses discriminating against him for having beard

An Atlanta police officer has a big beef with the department over his beard.

Georgia police refuse to go out on 'racially insensitive' call

Snellville, Ga. police refused to go out on a call they are calling "racially insensitive."

Ben Carson to tour Ferguson

Ben Carson will tour Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday, the city that has been the site of frequent protests since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police last summer.

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake won't seek re-election

Embattled Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday that she will not seek re-election, saying a political campaign would take time away from the city's ability to cope with a police brutality scandal.

9/11 anniversary: America remembers lives lost on one of its darkest days

Bells will toll and tears will flow as the nation marks a dark day in sorrowful yet hopeful ceremonies.