N.Y. Town's Lone Black Firefighter Receives Racist Letter, Home Set Ablaze

Two days after Kenneth Walker, a New York town's only Black firefighter, received a racially charged and threatening letter, his apartment where he lived with his wife and two children was set on fire and destroyed.

Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Chicago Police

Video footage was released Friday of the shooting death of Paul O'Neal, an 18-year-old unarmed Black man, by a Chicago police officer on July 28.

Airbnb, Civic Groups Target Millennials of Color with Voting Drive

Home-sharing network Airbnb is partnering with three civic-participation organizations, including the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), for an online voting drive targeting young millennials of color in commemoration of the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Protesters Demand Arrest of Police Who Killed Alton Sterling

Whether it has been a gathering of 300 in front of the Triple S convenience store, small groups of 50 meeting at area churches, nearly 400 at city hall, dozens painting signs at Louisiana State University, or a thousand marching ...

Police Body-Cam Policies Fail to Meet Standards, Study Finds

A study updated this week concluded that of 50 United States police departments with body cam policies, none of them are effectively and appropriately implementing these policies.

Court Rejects Motion to Stay Voter ID Law in North Carolina

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Thursday a proposed motion to stay the court's earlier decision to eliminate a voter ID law that disproportionately prevented minorities from voting.

Race, Police Relations on Agenda at NABJ Convention

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Secretary of Education John King were among the prominent political and law enforcement officials and activists that talked police relations in black and Hispanic communities Thursday morning during a joint convention of minority journalists ...

LULAC Underscores Importance of Minority-Owned Press

The 87th convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens provided a glimpse into how the powerful can reach the community if they engage the minority press — particularly Hispanic newspapers where more and more residents respect, honor and ...

Baptists to Focus on Voting Rights

A group of Black Baptist preachers who trace the origins of their organization back to 1961 and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will convene in New Orleans for their annual gathering where voting rights will dominate the agenda.

Beyond the DNC: Philly's Black People Speak

There was a conspicuous divide between DNC attendees ripping and running throughout downtown Philadelphia and the natives who experience the hardships of daily life in the city.

Voter ID Laws Smacked Down as Being Overtly Racist

Recent court rulings in five separate states have overturned portions of voting laws the courts determined specifically restricted voting rights among minorities.

U.S. Appeals Court Nixes N.C.'s 'Racially Discriminatory' Voter ID Law

A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down struck down North Carolina's voter identification law that required photo identification before casting ballots, ruling that the law had "racially discriminatory intent" against black residents.

Michigan Prosecutor Charges 6 in Flint Water Crisis: Report

Six current and former Michigan state employees were charged Friday in a widening criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis, according to a source close to the investigation.

Trump Scolded by Father of U.S. Muslim Soldier Killed in Action

The Muslim father of a U.S. soldier killed while serving in Iraq passionately admonished Donald Trump Thursday night for his hateful rhetoric, religious intolerance and overall disrespect of communities and cultures.

Bill O'Reilly: Slavery Wasn't Really That Bad for Some Slaves

According to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, slavery wasn't really that bad for some slaves, particularly those involved in building the White House, who "were well-fed and had decent lodgings."