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Couple Relies on Faith in Adopting Children

Adoption was something Derwin Penson and his wife Wendy considered only in passing a long time ago.

Bernie Sanders, Al Sharpton Meet in Harlem

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met early Wednesday for one-on-one meeting at a historic New York City eatery, where they discussed issues affecting the black community.

Detroit's 'Walking Man' Adjusting to New Life

A 57-year-old Michigan man whose daily 21-mile foot trek to his factory job garnered national attention last year said a brand-new $35,000 car and $360,000 in tax-free donations haven't changed him, though he's put on some weight he'd like to ...

How Big Data Could Reduce the Prison Population

Better use of technology and data could help solve the problem of mass incarceration, says a former Chief Information Officer for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Hillary Clinton Tours Flint, Lends Support for Federal Aid

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a pause from campaigning Sunday to visit Flint, Michigan, at the invitation of the city’s mayor, Karen Weaver, following weeks of conversations between the two leaders about the health crisis that citizens, particularly children, ...

AG Loretta Lynch: Black History Month Vital for America

Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke Saturday at an annual Black History Month event in Prince George's County, Maryland, emphasizing the importance of recognizing what blacks have done to stamp out inequality and bolster civil rights for all Americans.

Flint Water Crisis Sparks Congressional Outrage

Advocates and protestors joined Flint, Michigan, residents on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a congressional hearing on the city's water crisis to show solidarity and to call for the ouster of Gov. Rick Snyder.

Russell Simmons Brings Water, Attention to Flint

When business mogul and founder of the RushCard, Russell Simmons, arrived in Flint early Monday morning to deliver cases of bottled water door-to-door, he did so with a minimal amount of fanfare.

Plaintiffs in N.C. Voter ID Case Hold Conference Call

One day after a weeklong trial ended in North Carolina on whether the state's voter ID law would hamper a person's right to vote, some of the plaintiffs held a conference call Tuesday to discuss their next steps to challenge ...

Time Magazine Uses Black Photog's Flint Water-Crisis Pic for Cover

A black award-winning photographer's shot of a rash-covered child victimized by lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, was used for the cover of Time magazine's Feb. 1 issue.

Baltimore Pastor Leads Water Rally in Flint, Michigan

Baltimore Pastor Jamal Bryant assembled an entourage of faith and civil rights leaders, attorneys and entertainers traveling to help Flint, Michigan, residents get justice in the city's contaminated-water crisis.

HBCUs Celebrated at Annual Battle of the Bands

A near-capacity crowd rocked the Georgia Dome at the 14th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase.

EXCLUSIVE: Tavis Smiley Makes 'A Covenant' With Blacks

A decade ago, Tavis Smiley made a covenant with Black America. Now the popular talk show host, advocate and entrepreneur has released a follow-up to his 2006 book, "The Covenant."

D.C. Native Appointed to UMMS Board

He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Northwest and later graduated from Howard University. Now, District native and retired Judge of the U.S. District Court for Maryland, Alexander Williams Jr. has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan along with six ...

Obama Bans Use of Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in Federal Prisons


President Barack Obama announced Monday he is banning solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders in federal prisons.