New Yorkers celebrate blessings and contemplate post-election reality

Flint’s still in the middle of a water crisis. Indigenous (Native) Americans and activists are still protesting the Dakota Pipeline. White nationalists believe they’ve found an ally with the president-elect. For some citizens, Thanksgiving dinner is the least of their ...

What about the Black working class?

Amid all of the talk about economic populism this election cycle, one group has been largely left out: working class Americans of color.

BET founder: Trump 'committed to reaching out to African-Americans'

The founder of BET said Monday night he is optimistic the lives of African-Americans could improve under President-elect Donald Trump after meeting with him Sunday.

Mississippi residents unsure of controversial billboard's intent

A provocative roadside billboard in Mississippi that mixes art and politics has united onlookers in anger and confusion.

Alabama police officer indicted on murder charge

An Alabama grand jury indicted Montgomery police officer Aaron "A.C." Smith on a murder charge Friday in connection with the shooting death of Gregory Gunn, the district attorney told CNN.

Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar among recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom including several Black honorees.

The Black unemployment rate is double what whites experience

Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

Officer charged with manslaughter in Philando Castile killing

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Wednesday.

West Virginia mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama Facebook post

The mayor of Clay, West Virginia, has resigned and another county official is out following their exchange over a racist Facebook post that compared first lady Michelle Obama to an "ape in heels."

Chili's apologizes after manager takes Black vet's meal

US Army veteran Ernest Walker went to his local Chili's restaurant for a hamburger. Instead, he was denied a meal after an altercation over his service record.

Looking for hope in Trump's America at MLK's grave site

While millions of Americans spent this week wondering how Trump's election might change their country, some people living abroad said it has already changed how they see America.

A salute to Black veterans

From the time of the American Revolution until the present, African-Americans have contributed to every war and major conflict that the U.S. military has had

Election result—youth response

This year’s presidential election has been one of the most suspenseful in American history.

Dakota pipeline fight continues amid changing political landscape

Armored military vehicles, tear gas, pepper spray and police battling protesters. These images are etched into the minds of anyone who witnessed Black Lives Matter protests. But those images can also be found in North Dakota.

The original Black Panther Party—the Fair Play Committee celebrates 50 years

With co-founder Bobby Seale’s recent visit to Harlem, and the grassroots organization commemorating its 50th anniversary last month, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense has been a hot topic lately.