Protesters, Police Clash in Baltimore: 'Absolute War Zone'

Authorities said at least 7 officers have been injured Monday in violent clashes with hundreds of demonstrators in Baltimore, just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died earlier this month while in police custody.

Police Commissioner Admits Missed Chances to Give Medical Aid to Freddie Gray

Baltimore police admitted Friday that Freddie Gray, a black man who died this week while in police custody, should have received medical care at the time of his arrest and before he was placed in a police van.

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General; Is 1st Black Woman to Hold Post

Loretta Lynch won confirmation at the new attorney general Thursday, following months of delay that saw the process get hung up in partisan politics.

Veteran Moves Battlefield to Ice Rink

Nearly five years after losing his left leg, index finger and thumb in combat, retired Army Sgt. Kevin Gatson is still a warrior, but his field of battle has changed.

Justice Dept. to Probe Baltimore Arrest of Black Man Who Died in Custody

The Justice Department said Tuesday it is investigating the death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore man who died this week while in police custody.

Economic Challenges Widen in Black Communities: Report

Congressional lawmakers released a new report Tuesday from the Joint Economic Committee on the economic challenges faced by black communities around the nation.

Anti-Gay Protest Backfires at Howard University

Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University — and the university's students and staff fought back.

Blacks Missing Out on 'Obamacare' Savings

As health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent of African Americans and about half of whites didn't know that the Affordable Care Act can help those that need it the most to cover some ...

Rogers Determined to Redefine Environmental Activism

For the past dozen years, Kathleen Rogers, in her role of chief executive officer of the Earth Day Network, has worked to refashion environmental issues in a way that appeals to those often least likely to be involved.

Three Ways Your Technology Can Help You Go Green this Earth Day

These days, there's no reason why you can’t be both tech-savvy and an environmentalist.

Earth Day: The History of a Movement

Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

'First, You Cry,' Pt. II: Jim Clingman, His Family, Their Faith and Their Fight

It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another state and start a new life.

NAACP: Scott Murder Indicative of 'Culture of Abuse'

North Charleston Branch NAACP President Ed Bryant said Thursday the April 4 shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer is indicative of the culture of abuse that exists in the department when it comes to ...

S.C. Cop Charged with Shooting Black Man in Back

Leaders of local civil rights organizations had been taking a wait-and-see approach to the April 4 North Charleston police shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, but voiced concern that Scott was unarmed when he was shot and that police said ...

Wells Fargo Launches New African-American Initiative

Wells Fargo & Company has launched an initiative called "The Untold Stories Collection," a social media movement dedicated to sharing personal stories that define what it means to be African-American today.