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Ferguson swears in new police chief

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, swore in Delrish Moss as its first African-American police chief on Monday.

Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo

It's a time-honored tradition at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York -- graduating seniors in small groups don their ceremonial high-collared uniforms and pose for a photo in front of historic Nininger Hall.

Virginia first-grader with no hands wins national handwriting contest

People may look at Anaya Ellick and see a child who'll have a lifetime of challenges. But a second look at her reveals a girl who's providing a lifetime of inspiration.

Two people connected to Flint water crisis are dead

Two separate deaths in Flint, Mich., have a connection to the town’s continuing water crisis.

Obama and Wilmore—It’s a Black thang!

Saturday evening in the Hilton ballroom in Washington, D.C., from President Obama’s opening remarks to the closing comments by comedian Larry Wilmore during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it was a “Black thang.”

To Afeni Shakur, a loving revolutionary spirit

Assemblyman Charles Barron reflects on the late Afeni Shakur.

Student says she was targeted for criticism by teacher because she’s Black

A northern California teacher is being accused singling out a student for test criticism because of the color of her skin.

Afeni Shakur Davis, Tupac's mother, dies at 69

Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of one of hip-hop's most seminal and iconic figures, has died at age 69, the Marin County, California, sheriff's office said Tuesday.

Cleveland awards family of Tamir Rice $6 million

The city of Cleveland awarded the family of Tamir Rice a $6 million settlement, according to reports. However, an attorney for the family says that no amount of money will bring the 12-year-old back as the family continues to seek ...

Abu-Jamal supporters defy rain and police harassment to march for his birthday

Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal were not going to let little things like rain and police harassment stop them from marching for the besieged revolutionary journalist as he fights for his life and endures the ravaging affects of the onset of ...

VIDEO: Woman confiscates gun from child in suburban Chicago

A video making its rounds on the internet shows a true community hero in Chicago taking a loaded gun from a child.

Boy's lemonade stand raises thousands for his own adoption

Most kids who set up lemonade stands hope to earn enough for an ice cream or maybe a new bike. But young Tristan has a loftier goal: He wants to get adopted

'Wild animals': Racist texts sent by San Francisco police officer, documents show

Racist and homophobic text messages were allegedly sent by a San Francisco police officer at the center of an ongoing scandal are revealed.

Cosby sexual assault case can proceed, judge rules

A court in Pennsylvania rejected Bill Cosby's appeal and lifted a hold on criminal trial proceedings, paving the way for the sexual assault case to move forward.

Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, who escorted hundreds of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad, may soon be riding in American pockets.