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Maryland Police More Likely to Use Tasers on Black Men

In hundreds of instances over the course of three years, not only did Maryland police officers use Tasers against suspects who posed no immediate threat, many officers did not follow the proper safety recommendations when using the device, according to ...

Shots Reported at the Capitol; Campus, White House on Lockdown

The White House and U.S. Capitol complex has been locked down Monday afternoon after reports of shots fired at the Capitol

Corporate Pressure Forces Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBT Law

Bowing to pressure from various U.S. corporations, including a handful of DiversityInc Top 50 companies, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday morning he plans to veto a proposed “anti-LGBT” bill.

N.C. Governor Blocks LGBT Rights Statewide

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory took a big step backwards on LGBT rights on Wednesday evening by signing House Bill 2, or the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which forbids transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond to ...

Flint Water Crisis: DPS Emergency Manager Gives His Perspective

Retiring DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has been caught in the crosshairs of withering criticism for more than six months now, targeted by the media as well as a number of community activists and some politicians as well, for the ...

Religious Groups Lend Hand in Flint

As city and state officials struggle to find a way to furnish Flint, Michigan, residents with clean water, religious organizations have been the leading forces in helping to inform and provide the community with resources when government solutions may have ...

Hayden Patiently Awaits Confirmation

Carla Hayden isn't talking much these days, just patiently waiting.

Howard Students Get a Lesson in Compassion

Howard University students and advisers converged on Flint, Michigan, as part of the school's annual Alternative Spring Break program during which students forgo the fun and sun to help others.

Historic Black Press Week Captivates D.C.

It's three days in the nation's capital that won't soon be forgotten.

Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

President Obama formally announced his nomination of appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court during a press conference Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden.

Harvard Law to Scrap Seal with Connection to Slavery

The Harvard Corporation, one of the university's governing boards, has agreed to retire the Harvard University Law School's existing seal that has ties to a family of slave owners.

Lawsuit Filed Against Flint Government for Gross Negligence

Seven families in Flint, Michigan, have filed a class-action lawsuit citing gross negligence at the hands of Gov. Rick Snyder in response to the effects of the city's lead-contaminated water crisis.

HHS Official Stresses Need for Minority-Owned Newspapers

Jewel Mullen, a senior official at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told a group of black and Latino publishers that minority-owned newspapers remain necessary to tell stories about their respective communities.

Nancy Reagan Dead at 94

Former first lady Nancy Reagan, best remembered for her "Just Say No" drug prevention campaign, died of congestive heart failure Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 94.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: A View from the Literary Top

The man who has taken the literary and journalism worlds by storm, authored a New York Times bestseller and received a lucrative fellowship in recognition of his literary achievements found himself sitting down doing the one thing he says makes ...