Obama: No 'Credible' Terror Plot Against U.S., Nation Safe for Thanksgiving

President Obama said Wednesday no "specific and credible" terrorist threat to the United States has been detected by counter-terrorism officials and that American people should celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday as usual.

Exelon Using Drones for Inspections

Unpredictable weather, trees that have toppled over power lines and other factors have led to the use of drones by utility companies.

Minneapolis Police Shoot, Kill Another Unarmed Black Man

Add Jamar Clark to the list.

Ben Chavis Urges Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

For many elders who participated in the black liberation movement of the '60s and '70s, the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement is history repeating itself — in a good way.

U.S. Youth Programs Receive Nation's Top Honor

First lady Michelle Obama recognized 12 creative youth development programs at the White House at an event that honored the nation's best from a pool of more than 285 nominees.

Immigrant Awarded Nation's Highest Honor

Amid the nation's contentious debate over immigration — which has fueled demonstrations and allegations of racism — President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest military honor to a Washington-area man whose mother is African and who only became a U.S. ...

AG Lynch Meets With Top U.S. Mayors

After a long summer of spikes in crime in most major American cities, the top officer of the land along with leading authorities convened to ensure violent crime reduction, strengthening of relationships between law enforcement and citizens and safer communities ...

Summit Seeks Prosperity for Minority Females

A daylong White House summit to empower low-income women of color began and ended with a major splash as leaders from foundations across the country gathered to launch "Prosperity Together," a $100 million, five-year funding initiative aimed at improving economic ...

CIA Commits to Increasing Agents of Color

The CIA and a national organization that financially helps students at historically black colleges and universities announced during a Friday press conference in Northwest D.C. that they're working on a plan to increase the number of African-American agents and analysts ...

How a Beating, Three Murders Led to Tyshawn Lee Slaying

It all began around 6 a.m. on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old Adarius Hayes was found dead in a car in the 7500 block of South Damen.

Divers Discover Tuskegee Airmen's Secrets in Lake Huron

For Erik Denson, a NASA engineer at the Kennedy Space Center, descending 30 feet into the depths of Lake Huron to help preserve the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen was a cherished, unforgettable experience.

New Diversity Official at U. of Missouri Vows to 'Listen'

In the aftermath of the resignations of the University of Missouri's president and chancellor, Chuck Henson, associate dean for academic affairs and trial practice at the university's School of Law, has stepped into the newly-created post of interim vice chancellor ...

Criminal-Justice Conference Gives Advocates Hope on Reform

Something unique has happened: Advocates from all political and social backgrounds — liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans and a wide range of players from all socioeconomic backgrounds — have united to inspire criminal-justice reform.

Georgetown Renames Campus Buildings with Ties to Slavery Amid Student Outcry

Officials at Georgetown University have agreed to rename two campus buildings after students gathered over the weekend to demand an end to the university's largely concealed legacy of slavery.

Howard U. Ramps Up Security Amid Racist Online Threat

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick said the school has beefed up security on the campus and in the vicinity of nearby Metro stops in the wake of a racist online threat the university received this week after students rallied ...