Georgia officer who said 'We only kill black people' faces dismissal

A Georgia police officer stands to lose his job after he was caught on dashcam footage telling a woman in a traffic stop, "We only kill black people."

Harvey aftermath: Houston 'open for business'; other cities suffering

Days after Harvey struck, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner struck an optimistic tone on Thursday, declaring the city "is open for business." The mayor and other officials pointed to small signs of recovery, such as fewer people in shelters, more bus ...

What August showed us about America

One August in America tested the nation's mettle. Years from now, that's what historians will say.

Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on Gulf Coast

Valiant action did indeed share the same space as helplessness, hopelessness, gratitude and despair as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Houston, Texas. Rainfall numbers have broken national records at 51.88 inches as of Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Ministers’ March attacks Trump’s agenda

A larger than expected group of marchers, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, converged on Washington D.C. to protest the policies of President Donald J. Trump on Aug. 28.

Officials to undocumented immigrants: You will not be arrested if you seek shelter after Harvey

Undocumented immigrants who seek shelter from Harvey's devastation don't have to worry about ICE agents picking them up. That's the message from immigration officials, FEMA and the city of Houston.

Harvey evacuees face relief, worry at Houston convention center

More than 9,000 people are dry and safe Tuesday at a temporary shelter in downtown Houston's convention center but are now struggling to come to grips with their new reality.

Louisiana braces for Harvey's rain as it marks Katrina's 12th anniversary

New Orleans woke up with an uneasy sense of déjà vu Tuesday as it kept a wary eye on Tropical Storm Harvey while marking the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

How to end the scourge of gun violence? Open dialogue

A high school football game: a scene common in many of our memories. But for one young man, in his senior year, it was different. After watching a football game from the stands on a Friday night, a fight broke ...

Sculpture of MLK Jr. unveiled in Atlanta

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and several other dignitaries were on hand for the unveiling of a sculpture of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in remembrance of the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington.

How you can help the victims of Harvey in Texas

Rescuers continue to pull people from rising floodwaters. The traumatized and weary evacuees often have nothing but the soaked clothes on their backs. Aid groups are scrambling to provide shelter, emergency services and hope.

Houston area copes with flooding as Harvey delivers pounding rainfall

Harvey is no longer a hurricane, but life-threatening flooding continued in and around Houston on Sunday night as citizens with boats assisted authorities in search and rescue efforts.

Civil rights and racial justice organizations jointly condemn Sheriff Joe Arpaio pardon

Several organizations including the NAACP and the National Urban League are condemning the President Donald Trump's pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Ambassador Andrew Young speaks out on confederate protests

Ambassador Andrew Young sees the actions happening in Charlottesville, Virginia and around the country as similar to the civil rights marches of his day.

Torn “Black Lives Matter” sign prompts investigation