Orlando police officer killed; sheriff's deputy dies in search for killer

An Orlando police officer searching for a murder suspect was gunned down Monday, and a sheriff's deputy looking for her killer also died, authorities said.

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: 5 dead, suspect in custody

Five people were shot dead and eight wounded in the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport, and law enforcement sources tell CNN the suspect had brought the firearm in his checked luggage.

2016 marks year of violence for Chicago

Chicago marked 2016 as the deadliest year in nearly two decades, data released by the Chicago Police Department shows.

Sharpton heads up rally in Washington, DC

Minority groups and activists are gearing up ahead of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration Jan. 21.

Talladega College band will perform at inauguration, school's president says

The marching band of a small historically black college in Alabama will participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade, the school's president announced Thursday.

NAACP stages sit-in at Jeff Sessions' office

The NAACP is staging a sit-in at the Mobile, Alabama, office of US Sen. Jeff Sessions to protest Sessions' nomination as US attorney general.

Dylann Roof plans no witnesses or evidence in penalty phase

Dylann Roof, the admitted white supremacist who could face the death penalty for killing nine black churchgoers, was back in court Wednesday morning.

Deadly Christmas weekend in Chicago: 12 people fatally shot

Chicago's citywide crime wave didn't slow down during the holiday weekend.

A vestige of slavery gives Trump the margin of victory

The Electoral College, a vestige of America’s ignominious past, remains a troubling element and was decisive Monday when the electors voted Donald Trump as president.

Protesters say, ‘No!’ to Trump’s fascism

While protesters around the nation assembled at state capitals hoping to pressure members of the Electoral College to dump Trump, a more radical contingent gathered at Cooper Union Monday to voice their objection to the incoming Trump administration.While protesters around ...

Come celebrate Kwanzaa’s 50th birthday

This year will mark the 50th annual celebration of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga, who was a professor of Black studies at California State University, Long Beach in 1966.

Minimum wage going up in 21 states, 22 cities

Come the new year, millions of the lowest-wage workers across the country will get a raise.

How newsrooms can stop being so white

On Sunday, the New York Times public editor Liz Spayd wrote a column that cut deep to the bone about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity and the "newsroom's blinding whiteness."

Merry Christmas: You're fired!

The Grinch stole Christmas this year for thousands of Americans who were given pink slips before the holidays.

Blackonomics: An interview with Black billionaire Bob Johnson

One of the post-election highlights for me was the meeting between Donald Trump and Bob Johnson.