Adoption was something Derwin Penson and his wife Wendy considered only in passing a long time ago.
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.
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 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.
A near-capacity crowd rocked the Georgia Dome at the 14th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase.
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."
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 ...
President Barack Obama announced Monday he is banning solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders in federal prisons.