Watts Riots: 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, Watts was ablaze, a black Los Angeles neighborhood exasperated with racial inequities, and some lashed out with gasoline.

New Orleans Mayor Gives Report

How well do you remember the last days of August 2005 when a tropical storm formed over the Bahamas and intensified as it made its way toward Florida, back out to sea and then to southeast Louisiana?

WDBJ Murder Suspect Vester Flanagan Fatally Shoots Self after Police Pursuit

The suspect in the on-air killing of a Virginia TV news crew Wednesday morning has died after shooting himself following a police pursuit on Interstate 66, authorities said.

Jasmine Twitty Appointed as Youngest-Ever Judge in S.C.

A 25-year-old black woman in Easley, South Carolina, has made history after being officially appointed the youngest judge ever in the town.

Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans

It's an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck onto that list.

Farrakhan Enlists Black Press for March Anniversary

As the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March approaches this fall, strategies continue to be formulated and plans solidified by District officials, leaders from the Nation of Islam, prominent black leaders and, now, the publishers of the black press.

Leah Still Gets Own Wheaties Box Cover

Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still who has captured the nation's hearts in her heroic battle with cancer, has found herself in a spot normally reserved for champion athletes: the front cover of the ...

NNPA Foundation Elects New Board of Directors

The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, the nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee.

Cremation Services Announced for Julian Bond

The family of Julian Bond announced the cremation services.

Louis Stokes, Ohio's 1st Black Congressman, Remembered as Pioneer

Louis Stokes, Ohio's first elected black congressman and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, died late Tuesday, his family announced. He was 90.

Obama Prison Reform Signals New Era

For many ex-convicts released from prison, civil liberties such as voting rights and acclimation back into society with legal employment can be a rough road that leads to repeat offenders.

Maryland Counties Celebrate 'Hiring Revolution'

They are calling it a pathway out of poverty and a game changer.

U. of Pennsylvania Study Applies 'Broken Window' Theory to Public Safety

A recent study by University of Pennsylvania researchers draws a parallel between vacant and abandoned buildings and crime in inner-city neighborhoods, determining that such buildings pose significant challenges to the health and safety of communities.

Julian Bond Praised for Unselfish Devotion to Human Rights

Julian Bond is being remembered for his lifelong human rights contributions by people ranging from President Obama and his former civil rights colleagues to ordinary people who have benefited from his courage and advocacy.

Social Security Still Valued, Needed After 80 Years: Survey

As the Social Security Administration celebrates its 80th anniversary, benefits paid out to millions of retired Americans remain an integral part of their survival during their golden years, a new AARP survey found.