The Black unemployment rate is double what whites experience

Black workers lost ground last month, as the unemployment rate increased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.6 percent in October, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

Officer charged with manslaughter in Philando Castile killing

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Wednesday.

West Virginia mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama Facebook post

The mayor of Clay, West Virginia, has resigned and another county official is out following their exchange over a racist Facebook post that compared first lady Michelle Obama to an "ape in heels."

Chili's apologizes after manager takes Black vet's meal

US Army veteran Ernest Walker went to his local Chili's restaurant for a hamburger. Instead, he was denied a meal after an altercation over his service record.

Looking for hope in Trump's America at MLK's grave site

While millions of Americans spent this week wondering how Trump's election might change their country, some people living abroad said it has already changed how they see America.

A salute to Black veterans

From the time of the American Revolution until the present, African-Americans have contributed to every war and major conflict that the U.S. military has had

Election result—youth response

This year’s presidential election has been one of the most suspenseful in American history.

Dakota pipeline fight continues amid changing political landscape

Armored military vehicles, tear gas, pepper spray and police battling protesters. These images are etched into the minds of anyone who witnessed Black Lives Matter protests. But those images can also be found in North Dakota.

The original Black Panther Party—the Fair Play Committee celebrates 50 years

With co-founder Bobby Seale’s recent visit to Harlem, and the grassroots organization commemorating its 50th anniversary last month, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense has been a hot topic lately.

Dylann Roof case: Jury selection postponed over competency issue


Gun sales skyrocket as threats of election violence mount

One of the nation's largest gun manufacturers, Sturm, Ruger, announced a sharp rise in gun sales today as election day nears and threats of violence mount.

Dylann Roof case: Judge delays jury selection

A judge has delayed the final stage of jury selection in the federal trial of Dylann Roof, who's accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Getting real with millennials and voting

Millennials are the largest living generation in the United States, surpassing the older generation known as baby boomers. Millennials have grown up alongside technology and social media, but, more importantly, they are the generation that could decide the election.

Election Day is upon us

It feels as if I have been writing about the 2016 presidential election for years now. We now have less than a week before Election Day. There are currently four people running for the presidency, and many voters are still ...

Police: 'Vote Trump' vandalism, fire at Mississippi Black church a hate crime

Police are treating the burning of a black church in Mississippi -- during which vandals spray-painted "Vote Trump" on an exterior wall -- as a hate crime, saying it amounts to an act of voter intimidation.