Unwed Dads Fight for Fathers' Rights

U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of duty in the Middle East in early 2010, he had ...

New Ferguson Police Chief Vows to Clean House of Bad Cops

Ferguson, Missouri's new police chief, Delrish Moss, is tasked with the job of repairing a community that has had its trust in the police force broken since the killing of Michael Brown at the hands of police in August 2014, ...

George Zimmerman Auctioning Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin

For the second time, George Zimmerman is offering to the public what he calls "a piece of American history": the gun he used to take Trayvon Martin's life in 2012.

Ex-Cop Who Killed Walter Scott Faces Federal Charges

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager gunned down Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, on April 4, 2015, and lied about the incident. A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment, on top of state murder charges, thanks ...

Trump to Allow 'Exceptions' to Ban on Muslims

Despite his call for a temporary ban of Muslims entering the United States and a database that would track all Muslims in the country, Donald Trump said Monday, "There will always be exceptions."

Obama Urges Howard Graduates to Continue Needed Change

President Barack Obama told the graduates of one of the nation's leading historically black universities that America is "a better place today" than it was when he graduated from college but that more work needs to be done and urged ...

Comcast's Keesha Boyd Talks TV for Black Viewers

One of Comcast executive Keesha Boyd's tasks is to define the company's African-American business strategy and find content that reflects the Black community.

Nursing Homes Evicting Most Challenging Residents

Some nursing homes have found an effective way for dealing with their most challenging patients — simply evicting them.

AG Lynch Likens N.C. Bathroom Law for Transgenders to Civil Rights Struggle

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday likened North Carolina's "bathroom bill" for transgenders to "Jim Crow laws," claiming the discrimination is steeped in "fear of the unknown."

West Point to Probe Black Cadets' Raised-Fist Photo

A photo of a group of black female West Point cadets posing with raised fists that went viral last week has now prompted an internal investigation at the New York military academy into whether the cadets broke any of its ...

N.C., Justice Dept. Trade Lawsuits Over State's Transgender Bathroom Law

North Carolina traded lawsuits Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice in defense of its anti-transgender bathroom law.

Feds Press Colleges to Discount Criminal Histories of Applicants

The U.S. Department of Education is urging America's colleges and universities to remove barriers that could prevent about 70 million citizens with criminal records from pursuing higher education.

U.N.: No Flint Crisis If City Was ‘Well-Off or Overwhelmingly White’

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, would likely not have occurred "if the affected population group was well-off or overwhelmingly white," according to Philip Alston, an expert speaking on behalf of the United Nations.

So Sue Them: What We've Learned About the Debt-Collection Lawsuit Machine

Millions of Americans live with the possibility that, at any moment, their wages or the cash in their bank accounts could be seized over an old debt.

Anti-Transgender Law Violates Civil Rights Act, Says Justice Department

North Carolina's new transgender bathroom law violates the Civil Rights Act, the Department of Justice said Wednesday in a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory.