A liar, a bigot and an underdog—Black youth weigh election options

Voting for the “least racist,” seems to be the position that some Black youth are taking during this presidential election.

Emotional photo reveals Haitian West Point grad's American dream

If you need proof that triumph can have many faces, look no further than this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache.

Judge: Bill Cosby to stand trial for assault charges

More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial.

Supreme Court sides with death row inmate in racial discrimination case

The Supreme Court ruled Monday morning in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.

Freddie Gray case: Officer Edward Nero not guilty

Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty of all charges for his part in the events leading to the death of Freddie Gray. Judge Barry Williams announced his decision Monday after a bench trial. Nero was charged ...

Twitter adds BET CEO to board


Wendell Pierce bows out as Rutgers University-Newark commencement speaker after arrest

Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested in Atlanta over the weekend over an incident stemming from a testy exchange over politics, police said.

Feds to review North Charleston police

The feds are expected to announce a review of the North Charleston, South Carolina, police department Tuesday, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release.

Fight Over Free Digital Content Escalates as New Study Says Blacks and Latinos Would Benefit

A leading advocacy voice in the minority community on communications policy has lent its voice to the growing debate over free data.

'Racist McShootface' -- George Zimmerman gun auction draws trolls

George Zimmerman is auctioning the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin four years ago, he told a Florida TV station.

Afrika Bambaataa officially removed from the Universal Zulu Nation

Friday May 6, the Supreme and World Councils, which oversee the daily operations of hip-hop’s first family, the Universal Zulu Nation, announced that the Bronx-born and bred organization was officially displacing its founder, Afrika Bambaataa, from its ranks amid a ...

The best time to start taking Social Security

People say you should hold off taking Social Security until full retirement age or later rather than starting benefits early.

Ex-North Charleston officer indicted on federal charges in Walter Scott death

A grand jury Wednesday indicted former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager on federal charges in last year's shooting death of Walter Scott.

West Point clears black cadets over raised-fists photo

The 16 female, African-American cadets who appeared in a photograph with raised fists in uniform will not be punished for their controversial "Old Corps Photo."

Freddie Gray case: Judge will decide officer's fate, not jury

In the next trial of a Baltimore police officer in the Freddie Gray case, it won't matter what the jury thinks; there won't be one.