Michael Jordan: 'I Can No Longer Stay Silent'

In light of the recent shootings of Black men by police and the killings of police officers, many prominent Black celebrities have used their influence to call for change. This week, Charlotte Hornets owner and former NBA superstar Michael Jordan ...

Finding an Open Seat Challenging at the DNC

Standing in a long line to purchase food at the Wells Fargo Center didn't bother Lisa Gregg-Alexander. What did trouble the retired Philadelphia police corporal she had to watch President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other high-profile speakers ...

U.S. Laws Too Restrictive Against Protesters: U.N. Expert

The process of issuing permits for demonstrations should be changed because it could easily lead to discrimination against certain groups, according to a United Nations human rights expert who's extensively examined protests and how they're handled in America and elsewhere.

Jesse Jackson Addresses Democratic National Convention

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., whose two consciousness-raising and rules-changing presidential campaigns helped pave Barack Obama's path to the White House, addressed the Democratic National Convention tonight and enthusiastically endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the country's first ...

National Urban League Conference Coming to Baltimore

Political, business and community leaders will convene in Baltimore next month for the annual National Urban League Conference to confront the crisis in education, economy and police brutality facing communities in America.

NAACP Declares at Annual Convention: Our Votes Matter

The NAACP convened its 107th annual convention in Cincinnati this month, with voting rights and Black lives at the top of the agenda.

Russell Simmons Pushes for Peace Between Police, Communities

Russell Simmons is as afraid of a confrontation with police as most other black men are. However, the business and music mogul is most concerned about fixing the relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement.

Cases Against Baltimore Officers Dismissed

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges for the remaining Baltimore police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray — a likely end to the high-profile case that has yet to hold anyone accountable for Gray's death.

Charges Dropped Against Yale University Worker Who Broke Stained-Glass Window Depicting Slaves

A dishwasher at Yale University won't be prosecuted for using a broom handle to smash out a stained-glass window at the university depicting slaves carrying cotton, a New Haven, Connecticut, judge ruled Tuesday.

Top Priority: Mobilizing the African-American Vote

National civic and civil rights leaders are counting down the days to the upcoming general election with nervous anxiety over their ability to turn out significant numbers of voters to the polls on Nov. 8.

Heirs Split Muhammad Ali's Fortune

The heirs of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali have reportedly received their share of his $80 million fortune, according to an online report.

Blacks Urged to Vote, Work Against Trump

Community leaders and activists drove home the same messages inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center at a Black Caucus session Monday on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — namely the importance of getting out to vote ...

Protesters Mount March on Last Day of RNC

Lloyd Fraser is not normally a protester, but the Cleveland resident came out Thursday in the 90-plus-degree weather to make a statement against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using the Republican National Convention as a backdrop, because he said that ...

Unarmed Black Man in Fla. Shot by Police While Helping Autistic Patient

While attempting to help his 23-year-old patient with autism, Charles Kinsey, a caregiver of people with disabilities, was shot by North Miami police. Cellphone video released Wednesday clearly shows he had no weapon, was on the ground with his hands ...

Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates, Federal Court Rules

A strict voter ID law in Texas does indeed discriminate against Blacks and Latinos, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, saying the law violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act.