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First U.S. ebola death

Hospital officials in Dallas confirmed Wednesday that Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola while in the U.S., has died.

National Bar Association calls for day of action

In response to the recent deluge of police-involved deaths like those of Rodney Mitchell, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the National Bar Association (NBA) is holding a "Day of Action."

New York brings 'Occupy the Corners' to Detroit

Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams brings "Occupy the Corners" to Detroit.

Boston Herald apologizes for racist cartoon

“Have you ever tried the watermelon-flavored toothpaste?”

Obama’s Rubik’s Cube

President Barack Obama’s overrating of security forces in Iraq and underestimating the conflict in Syria would appear a recipe for disaster, and this is just the half of the problems piling up on his plate, leaving him with a veritable ...

It’s official: AG Eric Holder announces his resignation

Earlier this year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. had intimated his intended departure as the head of the Department of Justice, and last Thursday afternoon he made it official.

Fallout continues in Ferguson

In the continuing aftermath of the shooting of unarmed, Black 18-year-old Michael Brown, several issues plague the community of Ferguson, Mo., including a memorial for the teen being set on fire.

Black man killed by police while running away

The two Caucasian cops who killed 22-year-old Darrien Nathaniel Hunt in Saratoga Springs, Utah, Sept. 10 shot him six times from behind.

Obama’s UN speech assails Islamic State group

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama had a full agenda of crucial items, but the bulk of his more than 40-minute speech was directed to the current crisis in the Middle East.

AG Eric Holder announces his resignation

The nation's first African-American Attorney General, Eric Holder steps down.

Civil rights leaders and bereaved family members call for justice

During the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, the most effective tactic in bringing about change happened when the various organizations combined their resources.

Fallout continues in Ferguson

In the continuing aftermath of the shooting of unarmed, Black 18-year-old Michael Brown, several issues plague the community of Ferguson, Mo., including a memorial for the teen being set on fire.

National HBCU Week 2014

President Barack Obama proclaims September 21 through September 27 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week.

More than a dozen arrests during Ferguson I-70 shutdown attempt

More than a dozen people were arrested last Wednesday during a protest that attempted to shut down Interstate 70 in what organizers called an act of civil disobedience demanding justice for Michael Brown.

Obama, Ebola and the Islamic State group

Almost at the same time that President Barack Obama was in Atlanta at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last Tuesday, declaring a commitment of 3,000 U.S. military forces to West Africa to deal with the ravages of the ...