LGBT Victims Face Discrimination When Disclosing Abuse: Report

LGBT and HIV-positive victims of domestic violence frequently face barriers and discrimination when they try to report their abuse, a new report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs found.

Maryland Sheriff Resigns Amid Accusations of Racism, Sexism

A Maryland sheriff's last day was Saturday after an investigation found he frequently made racist, anti-Semitic and sexist comments at work and created a "hostile work environment."

Study: Adult-to-Youth Ratio Affects Graduation Rates

In a new and first-of-its-kind study, the Center for Promise at Boston University's School of Education has found that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood in the United States, one fewer young person leaves school.

Rwandan Refugee Seeks to Help Others

Eugenie Mukeshimana was a young adult and eight months pregnant when the genocide began in Rwanda in 1994.

Tribes Help Standing Rock Fight in N.D.

Native Americans across the nation are rising en masse to protest the construction of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Organization Seeks to 'Stomp Out' Bullying

A large majority of teenagers hold a very pessimistic view of the United States, with 88 percent saying that they believe the country is lacking kindness, according to a new survey released by STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national bullying ...

Black Women Team up to Energize Voters of Color

Black women, all leaders in their respective cities and communities, recently participated in a roundtable tele-press conference where they addressed final efforts to get people excited, energized and ready to vote in the upcoming election.

Police Organization Leader Apologizes for 'Mistreatment' of Minorities

In a watershed moment Monday at its annual conference in San Diego, the head of the country's largest police chief organization issued a formal apology for the "historical mistreatment" of racial minorities.

Top New York Law Firms' Massive Fail on Diversity

A report from the New York City Bar shows some of the city's largest law firms continue a severe lack in diversity.

DNC Partners with NNPA to Reach Black Voters

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the nation's largest trade association of African-American-owned newspapers and media companies, announced that the Democratic National Committee has planned a national advertising campaign with the trade group to reach black voters.

March of Dimes Tags Stacey D. Stewart as President

The March of Dimes Foundation recently announced the selection of Stacey D. Stewart as its next president.

Penguins Victory Bookends Obama's Presidency

With chants of “Let’s go Pens” and a Pittsburgh Steelers towel waving in the air of the White House East Room, President Barack Obama recently honored the Pittsburgh Penguins for winning the 2016 Stanley Cup, professional ice hockey's ultimate prize.

Army Vets More Comfortable with Residential Integration: Study

Soldiers' experiences with racial integration in the military makes them more comfortable living in racially-integrated neighborhoods upon their return to civilian life, according to a new study by sociologists at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Connecticut.

Civil Rights Group Calls on Congress to Restore Voting Rights Act

The Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe recently announced it will be sending 500 observers to monitor the 2016 election.

Implicit Bias Training for Police Gaining Attention

Implicit bias training is designed to train officers in identifying their subconscious prejudices and bias regarding factors such as race and gender.