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Mumia’s condition worsens

Activist community responds to worsening conditions of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Obama visits Cuba

President Barack Obama meets with President Raul Castro of Cuba to further discuss diplomatic relations.

Obama meets Castro after historic arrival in Cuba

A day after making a historic arrival in Cuba, President Barack Obama met Monday with the leader of the authoritarian regime here as part of his efforts to elicit change on the island.

Woman shot by police in Norfolk, Virginia, was brandishing a fake gun

Police in Norfolk, Virginia, shot and killed a woman Saturday who was brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun.

Dr. Carson on the take?

Dr. Ben Carson's endorsement of Trump is leaving many confused.

President Obama names Judge Merrick B. Garland as SCOTUS nominee

President Obama nominates Judge Merrick B. Garland as Supreme Court replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Ferguson City Council accepts Justice Department plan

Ferguson, Missouri, averted further legal woes Tuesday by unanimously agreeing to accept a U.S. Justice Department overhaul of its troubled police force and municipal courts.

Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

President Barack Obama will nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court Wednesday morning, according to multiple congressional sources.

Big Sean invests in Detroit youth

For Grammy-nominated rapper Big Sean, Detroit is more than just an old-English "D" on his ball cap. It's the place where he makes his biggest investment.

Harlem commemorates Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing’s legacy

Sunday, Feb. 28, Harlem’s Clarke House (286 Convent Ave.) hosted “An Examination of the Work of Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing,” moderated by renowned scholar/author Dr. Marimba Ani. A capacity crowd filled the building’s first three floors as she conducted a PowerPoint ...

Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland finally fired

Thursday, March 3, it was announced that the Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland last summer prior to her mysterious death, Brian Encinia, was formerly fired after he failed to “rebut disciplinary charges leveled against him in January, Public Safety ...

Joe's Crab Shack apologizes for racially-charged photo of hanging

Customers at a Joe's Crab Shack in Minnesota got quite the shock when they realized their table decoration depicted a hanging.

MULTIMEDIA: Disney Dreamers get ready to take on the world

Roughly 100 teens from across the country paraded down Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Wednesday to kick off the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.

De Blasio, others file amicus brief supporting Obama’s executive action

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and others from around the country have filed an amicus brief pushing for the U.S. Supreme Court to let President Barack Obama execute his executive action on immigration.

Two Baltimore officers charged over slapping incident

Two Baltimore school police officers, one of whom was seen in a cell phone video that appears to show him slapping and kicking a young man at a city school, are facing assault charges in the case.