So Sue Them: What We've Learned About the Debt-Collection Lawsuit Machine

Millions of Americans live with the possibility that, at any moment, their wages or the cash in their bank accounts could be seized over an old debt.

Anti-Transgender Law Violates Civil Rights Act, Says Justice Department

North Carolina's new transgender bathroom law violates the Civil Rights Act, the Department of Justice said Wednesday in a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory.

Homelessness: A Year-Round Fight

Every winter, more than 3.5 billion people are homeless in the U. S., according to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.

Blacks, Latinos Have Little Leave Flexibility

African-American workers are 5.3 percent less likely than similar white workers to have access to flexible days off and 7.2 percent less likely to have flexible work hours.

Sybrina Fulton: 'The Hurt Is Real, But We Heal'

Sybrina Fulton is on a mission of sorts — and she says speaking to other women who have also experienced the unfathomable loss of a child due to senseless violence helps her manage the pain.

Air Pollution, Atomic Risks Grow as Toxic Dump Smolders Near Ferguson

Residents of a community near Ferguson — site of 2014's police-involved shooting death of teenager Michael Brown — have complained for years about lung troubles caused by toxic fumes tied to radioactive waste linked to the atomic bombs that flattened ...

Willie Williams, 72, L.A.'s First Black Police Chief, Dies of Cancer

Willie Williams, the first black chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, died in his Atlanta home on April 27 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 72.

Oklahoma Volunteer Deputy Convicted of Killing Unarmed Black Man

The inexperienced volunteer deputy who fatally shot an unarmed Black man in Oklahoma in April 2015 has been convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

BRAVE Summit Celebrates Black Womanhood

Georgetown University Women of Color presented its inaugural BRAVE Summit on Saturday, celebrating Black women through discussion on happiness, struggles and spirituality at the Healey Family Student Center in northwest D.C.

Left, Right Seek to Halt $4.2B In Asset-Seizure Abuse

Case after case finds law enforcement officials taking people's belongings and never returning them.

Cleveland Settles for $6M in Tamir Rice Lawsuit

The city of Cleveland will pay Tamir Rice's family $6 million in a wrongful death suit following the boy's shooting death in 2014. The settlement, which was announced Monday morning, will be paid out in two separate sums of $3 ...

Thousands of Rich Americans Live in Taxpayer-Subsidized Public Housing

Tens of thousands of high-income Americans live in low-income housing, according to a federal audit.

Equal Pay Day: Pay Gap Wider for Black, Latina, American Indian Women

Equal Pay Day is a date that symbolizes the amount of time it takes women's pay to catch up with men's pay from the year prior. Women had to work up until April 12 just to earn what a man ...

Gov. Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis

Three officials have been charged for their involvement in the Flint water crisis, including for tampering with evidence, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Wednesday.

Ben Carson: Put Harriet Tubman on $2 Bill Instead

Former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson sounded off about Harriet Tubman being the newest face of the $20 bill, suggesting that she instead be honored on a bill that's worth less.