Donations Roll In for Smithsonian's African-American Museum

Donations for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture continue to roll in as officials prepare for a star-studded opening on Sept. 24.

Charleston Remembers Victims One Year After Church Massacre

A year after nine black parishioners were gunned down during bible study inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the victims were remembered Friday during a memorial service at a nearby arena.

Body of Boy, 2, Attacked By Gator at Disney Resort Found

The body of a 2-year-old boy dragged off by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel in Florida was found Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Federal Restrictions on LGBT Blood Donors Slow Orlando Efforts

Many willing to give blood in the wake of Sunday's shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, are being turned away because of decades-old federal restrictions on donors from the LGBT community.

Orlando Massacre Prompts Outrage, Increased Security at LGBT Events

The deadly shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, this weekend has cast a pall over the LGBT community, including in D.C. as the region's annual Capital Pride Festival wraps Sunday.

At Least 50 Dead in Shooting Rampage at Gay Nightclub in Orlando

A popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, became a scene of terror when a "well-organized and well-prepared" gunman opened fire with an assault rifle early Sunday morning, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens others — the worst mass ...

Accused Charleston Shooter Requests Bench Trial

Dylann Roof, who is accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, has reportedly requested a bench trial.

Michael Dunn Appeals Conviction in Murder of Jordan Davis

Michael Dunn, the Florida man who was convicted of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville gas station in November 2012, is seeking to have his convictions and life sentence overturned, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Murder Trial of Van Driver in Freddie Gray Case Set to Begin

Caesar Goodson Jr., the police van driver facing charges that include second-degree murder in the Freddie Gray case, will have his day in court Thursday.

Black Man Wrongfully Convicted of Rape Laments Disparity with Stanford Student's Sentence

A 20-year-old Stanford swimmer's six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman last year has much of the country up in arms — including a black former high school football player wrongly convicted of rape as a teen, ...

Racially Profiled Latinos to be Paid for Unlawful Detention

Hundreds of Latinos who were racially profiled and detained illegally in Arizona may soon be compensated for every minute they spent in custody.

Violence: Newest Threat in NYC Schools

Teachers do get hurt. But what about the violence that they commit?

Supreme Court Finds Prosecutors Selected All-White Jury to Convict Black Suspect

The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled in favor of a Black Georgia death row inmate convicted in 1987 of murdering an elderly white woman, finding that prosecutors unlawfully excluded Black jurors in selecting an all-white jury.

Louisiana Extends Hate-Crime Protections to Police

Louisiana on Thursday became the first state in the nation to include law enforcement officers as a protected class under hate-crime law, treating attacks on public safety workers the same as attacks motivated by race, religion, gender identity or sexual ...

The Essence of the New Black History Museum Is the True American Story

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum's founding director, said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about Black folks, but "it will tell us ...