Judge who acquitted 2 officers in Freddie Gray case to decide 3rd cop's fate

The highest-ranking officer charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death has chosen a trial by judge -- the same judge who acquitted two of his co-defendants.

Baltimore Police Department overhauls decade-old use of force policy

More than a year after the death of Freddie Gray, a revised use-of-force policy focusing on "the sanctity of human life" and de-escalation of tensions will take effect Friday at the Baltimore Police Department.

House Democrats stage sit in for vote on gun control legislation

On June 22, 2016, a commotion erupted in the House of Representatives as more than 40 House Democrats staged a protest on the floor of the lower chamber.

SCOTUS and us

As we have learned over the years, particularly during its right wing reign, the Supreme Court giveth and taketh away.

Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' safety poster

The Red Cross is apologizing after a poster depicting pool safety rules was circulated on Twitter and flamed for being "super racist."

Michelle Obama, daughters visiting Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived Monday in Liberia, beginning a three-nation trip to draw attention to the millions of girls around the world who are not in school.

Blacks still far behind whites in wealth and income

Blacks in the United States continue to lag far behind whites in key areas of economic well-being like wealth, income and homeownership, a new report from the Pew Research Center finds.

Obama designates first LGBT national monument

President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to LGBT rights.

Facing New Court Ruling, Free Data Advocates Seek to Simplify Economic Justice Issues

The organization that’s been on the front lines fighting to maintain free data for people who can’t afford it, took their fight to Capitol Hill on Monday in a passionate, standing room only forum in the Cannon House Office Building.

Hudson County Urban League leader Elnora Watson passes at 67

President and CEO of the Urban League of Hudson County Elnora Watson was not only a pillar to the North Jersey chapter of the organization but also a community leader. She died June 19 of illness in her home at ...

Trump wants more racial profiling

Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, continued to dominate the news cycle, this time with two stories that push his lethal envelope ever closer to the edge.

Justice Thomas retiring or tired?

Many Americans on the left—and some in the middle—are hoping the rumor that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is pondering retirement is true.

Report: Feds must step into ring with payday lenders

A new staff report by the House Financial Services Committee concluded that stronger federal consumer protections are needed for Americans who’d consider payday lenders.

Freddie Gray verdict: Baltimore officer who drove van not guilty on all charges

Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty Thursday on all charges, including the most serious charge of second-degree depraved-heart murder.

Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, saying that the plan taking race into consideration as one factor of admission is constitutional.