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Black Panther released from prison after four and a half decades

After negotiating a deal in Baltimore Circuit Court, Marshall “Eddie” Conway was released from a Maryland state penitentiary last Tuesday

Two African American Women Activists Inducted Into South Carolina Hall of Fame

The founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund and a notable civil rights activists were inducted Monday Feb. 24, 2014 into the South Carolina Hall of fame at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Obama annouces 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative

President Barack Obama announces his national "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative aimed at helping young Black and Latino males.

White House to celebrate STEM diversity and ‘Champions of Change’

On Feb. 26, the White House honored 10 heroes known as “Champions of Change” for creating opportunities for young people underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries

Racial groups clash over Texas Black man’s death

Racial tensions are increasing during the aftermath of the mysterious death of a Black man in Texas.

Obama endures an arsenal of insults

Of concern at the moment former rock and roll musician Ted Nugent, who called the president a “subhuman mongrel.”

Last memories of Chokwe Lumumba

On Tuesday evening, I came home to learn that Lumumba was dead. I wondered if his death was related to the sickness.

Minority Business Development Agency seeks nominees for 2014 awards

MBDA, is seeking nominations of exceptional minority entrepreneurs and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community in 2014.

September shooting of Black Texas child stirs outrage

The shooting of yet another Black child is causing reaction and outrage, this time in Texas, where 46-year-old Brian Cloninger shot 8-year-old Donald “D.J.” Maiden Jr. with a shotgun last September.

Guilty on four counts in ‘loud music murder trial’

On Saturday evening a jury in Jacksonville, Fla. announced a guilty verdict on charges stemming from Michael Dunn’s admitted murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Black media in transition

To paraphrase an old economic saying: If the mainstream media sneezes, the Black media comes down with pneumonia.

Fury continues over Michael Dunn verdict

Over the weekend, a jury made found Michael Dunn guilty on four out of five counts, including attempted murder, in the killing of unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Davis. However, when it came to the murder charge, the jury could not come ...

Guilty: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin convicted by federal jury

The former mayor of New Orleans has been found guilty of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and favors from businessmen while in office.

Black man’s mysterious death in Texas points to foul play

A modern-day lynching in Texas? The family of a dead 28-year-old Black man, Alfred Wright, in East Texas suspects foul play and is looking for answers, with the U.S. Justice Department now getting involved.

“Hate Crimes in the Heartland” stirs important talk about race in US

City College Center for the Arts hosts a viewing of the documentary "Hate Crimes in the Heartland," about two hate crimes in Oklahoma that happened almost 90 years apart.