Women of color are fastest-growing group of business owners

According to the most recent figures contained in the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the number of women-owned firms increased by 45 percent last year—a rate five times the national average.

US ending permits that allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live, work in the country

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

Rev. Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis caught many by surprise, but those who know him said they’re confident that he’ll overcome the life-threatening challenge before him.

Rev. Jesse Jackson's letter to supporters about his Parkinson's disease diagnosis

The full letter Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote to supporters about his Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

Rev. Al Sharpton responds to Rev. Jesse Jackson's announcement that he has Parkinson's disease

One of Rev. Jesse Jackson's mentees, Rev. Al Sharpton is responding the civil rights leader's announcement that he is suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Bronx campaign to bail low-income defendants out of jail inspires national effort

A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts.

Veterans express concern over treatment of Sgt. La David Johnson and family

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at noon, veterans and veteran organizations gathered on the steps of New York City Hall to express their concerns about the treatment of the late Sgt. La David Johnson and his family.

California NAACP wants 'The Star-Spangled Banner' removed as national anthem

Reports indicate that the California NAACP wants to remove "The Star-Spangled Banner" as America's national anthem citing racist lyrics.

Obama to report for jury duty in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama is expected to report for jury duty in Chicago on Wednesday morning.

NAACP set to change tax status to engage politically

After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status.

Gun violence: More complicated than a 'mental health problem'

According to President Donald Trump, the tragic Texas church shooting that left 26 people dead was "a mental health problem at the highest level."

Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead, including 8 members of one family

At least eight members of the same family were among the 26 people killed Sunday when a man armed with a rifle burst into the sanctuary of a church in Texas and began firing.

Secret Martin Luther King document included in JFK file release

President Donald Trump's administration released a new batch of documents about John F. Kennedy's assassination Friday that included a secret FBI analysis that portrayed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in a harshly negative light.

Despite Trump, ACA open enrollment has begun

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven’t “repealed and replaced” President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law, yet. But yes, as open enrollment began Nov. 1, there are significant changes from previous years.

US in Niger: They call it AFRICOM

When the public learned that four U.S. Green Berets had been killed in Niger, a landlocked West African nation—five Nigerien soldiers were also killed—the official military line was the troops were stationed there to conduct “advise and assist” missions.