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Dylann Roof plans no witnesses or evidence in penalty phase

Dylann Roof, the admitted white supremacist who could face the death penalty for killing nine black churchgoers, was back in court Wednesday morning.

Deadly Christmas weekend in Chicago: 12 people fatally shot

Chicago's citywide crime wave didn't slow down during the holiday weekend.

A vestige of slavery gives Trump the margin of victory

The Electoral College, a vestige of America’s ignominious past, remains a troubling element and was decisive Monday when the electors voted Donald Trump as president.

Protesters say, ‘No!’ to Trump’s fascism

While protesters around the nation assembled at state capitals hoping to pressure members of the Electoral College to dump Trump, a more radical contingent gathered at Cooper Union Monday to voice their objection to the incoming Trump administration.While protesters around ...

Come celebrate Kwanzaa’s 50th birthday

This year will mark the 50th annual celebration of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga, who was a professor of Black studies at California State University, Long Beach in 1966.

Minimum wage going up in 21 states, 22 cities

Come the new year, millions of the lowest-wage workers across the country will get a raise.

How newsrooms can stop being so white

On Sunday, the New York Times public editor Liz Spayd wrote a column that cut deep to the bone about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity and the "newsroom's blinding whiteness."

Merry Christmas: You're fired!

The Grinch stole Christmas this year for thousands of Americans who were given pink slips before the holidays.

Blackonomics: An interview with Black billionaire Bob Johnson

One of the post-election highlights for me was the meeting between Donald Trump and Bob Johnson.

Dylann Roof trial: Jury returns guilty verdict on all charges

A jury has found Dylann Roof guilty of all 33 federal charges he faced after last year's massacre at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Official gets job back after racist post about Michelle Obama

A West Virginia county employee who was suspended after posting racist remarks about first lady Michelle Obama will soon be back at her job.

Dylann Roof's racist rants read in court

All 2,000 words. Each rambling, racist belief that self-confessed white supremacist Dylann Roof wrote down was read aloud Monday in court for jurors in his murder trial in Charleston, South Carolina.

NAACP president: Trump transition team has reached out

The president and chief executive of the NAACP says the Trump transition team has reached out to the organization.

National Action Network, civil rights groups to hold rally in Washington ahead of presidential inauguration

In the days leading up to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, a coalition of civil rights groups, activists, unions and clergy will rally outside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. to warn President Trump and Congress ...

Black community shocked by Michael Slager mistrial

Last week, the nation was shocked to learn that the jury for the trial of Michael Slager, the North Charleston police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black motorist as he jogged away from a traffic stop in 2015, ...