NAACP convention closes with call to vote, importance of millennial engagement

The daring theme of this year’s convention (“Stop Hate, Vote”) was right on target, given that the 2018 midterm elections are just a few months away.

Black-owned makeup brand surpasses Kylie Cosmetics as billion-dollar company

Soon after attempts in the media to credit youngest Kardashian-Jenner sibling Kylie Jenner for being on course to becoming the youngest and most powerful billionaire makeup mogul, it was reported that British makeup legend Pat McGrath’s company, Pat McGrath Labs, ...

Ten fast facts to note as Trump’s immigration war rages on

Here are 10 fast facts to note on the Trump administration's rapidly hot button issue.

Motherly advice to NFL players: Keep kneeling

For Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; for Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland; for Samira Rice, mother of Tamir Rice; and for Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell there is no compromise on whether NFL players should continue their ...

Restaurant manager fired after telling Black woman to “get out”

Xzaveria Vaqua, a 37-year old Black woman from Kansas City, became one of the most recent victims of discrimination and racism when the manager of Tomfooleries Restaurant & Bar told her to “get out” of the restaurant.

Cosby fighting classification as sexually violent predator

Bill Cosby's lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually violent predator.

Online dating dangers: Killing of Queens nurse puts spotlight on the risks

It’s a whole different world when it comes to dating, as more people swipe left or right, the question remains — how well do you really know a person before you meet?

Fallout continues over stabbing death of Black teen by white 'maniac'

The wounded sister of an 18-year-old Black woman fatally stabbed in the neck while transferring trains said they were “blindsided by a maniac.”

Trump’s influence has the NFL anthem issue in turmoil

When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rolled out the league’s national anthem policy in late May, the overarching message was unambiguous: The multi-billion-dollar industry was doing what they thought was in the best interest of their bottom line.

Unions, Cuomo push back against Janus decision and Kavanaugh nomination

New York State’s labor unions and governor have declared their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent labor ruling.

Black women win in Georgia, marking a new era in politics

The successful nomination campaigns of progressive black female candidates across Georgia are signs of the state's changing politics.

Obama lauds Mandela, lashes Trump

At the start of his speech in South Africa to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, Barack Obama confessed that he didn’t come on his own, but at the “demand” of Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel.

REPORT: Wall Street and the wealthy profiting from police violence

Most American cities and counties routinely buy bonds to cover the millions of dollars needed for settlements and judgement costs after police killings and police misconduct.

How are Black-owned businesses doing in the Trump economy

Leo Hickman, the founder of Classy Hippie Tea Company, has been in business for seven years. Hickman said under the current economy, “there is monetary value, even if you are losing” because Trump “just put in tax breaks for owners,” ...

Board recommends Cosby be found a sexually violent predator

A Pennsylvania board recommended Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator, which would require the former TV star to attend at least monthly sex offender counseling — in prison and out — and police to post warning flyers ...