COMMENTARY: Don’t Let Small Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays

In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of lists.

Mumia awaits judge’s appeal determination

Monday, Dec. 3, attorneys for political prisoner of war, Mumia Abu-Jamal, attended Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court before Judge Leon Tucker to present previously suppressed evidence of judicial misconduct by Justice Ron Castille, but they were promptly dismissed after the brief ...

The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of Black women in America

A recent NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet noted that between 1980 and 2015, the number of people incarcerated in America increased from roughly 500,000 to over 2.2 million.

These Black-owned businesses killed it on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Billions of dollars in revenue were generated for small and large retailers this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, making it the most profitable weekend after Thanksgiving ever.

Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal fight in judge’s hands

After two years of court dates, a Philadelphia judge will now decide whether Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, will get another chance to appeal his 1982 conviction.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund to Supreme Court: Rule on police obligation to administer aid

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the question of whether police officers are constitutionally obligated to help a person injured during arrest.

Black Panthers mural in Los Angeles defaced with swastikas

A mural celebrating African-American achievement was defaced with swastikas on Thursday in Los Angeles, police said. They are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

Coalition wants end to broadcasting music that encourages violence against Blacks

Organizations and movements representing African Americans in general, and Black Women in particular, said they’ve continued to unite in defense of Black youth whom they said are being inundated with misogynistic messages from Urban Radio stations that target the Black ...

George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dead at 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single ...

Mistrial in murdered jogger case

The family and friends of Chanel Lewis, 22, always believed that he was innocent in the 2016 rape and murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano.

Scamazon: Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday bring more activist action

Monday, anti-Amazon activists kept up the pressure on the corporate giant and elected officials. Members of multiple pro-labor and pro-housing community groups linked up for a day of action against Amazon for what they call the #HQ2Scam.

MTA hearing filled with frustration, anger

Tuesday marked the first of many public hearings on proposed MTA fare hikes and toll hikes.

Trump adds his rebel yell to Mississippi Senate race

Catching flak from even GOP members for his stance on climate change, with six in 10 Americans disapproving of his leadership, and the Mexican border tearing at the seams, Trump had no choice but to run for cover in Mississippi ...

Police kill the wrong Black man again

“Friendly fire,” and “We shot and killed the wrong man,” are recent responses from police officials in the shootings of innocent Black men that are heard time and time again, and they are as tired as they are iniquitous.

Bill Cosby Counsels Inmates, Officers on Health

Pennsylvania reportedly has the second highest percentage of elderly prisoners in the United States, according to statistics culled from several watchdog groups.