The third and final debate of the 2016 presidential race — which has devolved into little more than a reality TV show — proved to be a continuation of the second contest only with a slightly more controlled Donald Trump.
Eugenie Mukeshimana was a young adult and eight months pregnant when the genocide began in Rwanda in 1994.
In a new and first-of-its-kind study, the Center for Promise at Boston University's School of Education has found that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood in the United States, one fewer young person leaves school.
Clown violence has emerged as a top concern of law enforcement and parents, particularly heading into the Halloween season where creepy costumes take center stage.
Luis Solis is working to change the plight of farmers in his native Dominican Republic with Caribé Exotic, his new juice startup that sources its tropical fruits directly from tiny farms on the island that would otherwise have no way of earning a profit.
Profound Disparities in Mortality Rate Revealed
Black women continue to die from breast cancer at a higher rate than their white counterparts in the United States, and that the disparity increased across the country as a whole, according to a new study released by the Avon Foundation.
It was, in the words of so many who watched and most of the experts covering it, the worst debate ever.
Councilwoman, Advocates Have Their Say
D.C. Councilwoman Anita Bonds this week joined advocates for women to urge the rest of the city's lawmakers to eliminate sales taxes on diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene products during a public hearing that echoed many others held across the country.
In a new report, a leading market research firm has found that between 2010 and 2015, the African-American buying power grew from $995 billion to $1.3 trillion.
Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half-billion Yahoo accounts — the biggest known data breach in history.
For as many as five decades, officials at programs in D.C. and in Baltimore have been working diligently to teach low-income children, adults and others with dyslexia and other language-learning disabilities how to read.
Kaine, Pence Warm Up for Clinton-Trump II
The first and only scheduled vice presidential debate had the feel of what the contest really amounted to: an undercard for the main event.
Police killed at least 102 unarmed African-Americans in 2015, about two each week — and the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting, according to data from a police watchdog group.
The first of three presidential debates before the November election on Monday may well have been an eye-opener for African-Americans and women alike — that is, if they had not already been awakened a long time ago to Republican nominee Donald Trump's rhetoric.
Meet Cameo Faust. At 36, she's a general manager at an Atlanta-area McDonald's. Her career at the restaurant chain started 12 years ago because, like so many grade-school dropouts, there weren't many other choices. But Faust's story is a little more complicated than that.
As the presidential debate season has begun, Latinos have been shut out from the panel of moderators, a position that could have a great effect on the content of a debate.
A cutting-edge biopharmaceutical company that targets rare and orphan diseases said it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requesting approval for a potentially revolutionary drug to treat sickle cell disease.
Several alleged incidents of racism at American University recently prompted large protests on the northwest D.C. campus and led the student government to unanimously pass a resolution condemning those acts.
September is National Children's Good Manners month, but parents today don't have to worry just about teaching their young ones to say "please" and "thank you" or to be polite. One of the biggest challenges faced by parents today is tackling the issue of digital manners.
Tears streamed down the face of several black journalists while their white counterparts appeared almost numb by the emotion that would be nearly impossible not to experience.
For years, the legislative process of the idea of a national museum of African-American history had stopped and started until John Lewis took the helm and made it a priority.
And Paying It Forward
From the powerful exhibition of slave cabins, Nat Turner's Bible and an airplane used to train Tuskegee airmen, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture forces one to take a look back at America's darkest past, its ugliest moments.
Just as her career began to take off, iconic soul diva Sharon Jones faced her greatest challenge: a life-threatening battle with cancer. But not only has Jones remained on stage with her legendary band, the Dap-Kings, her battles have been chronicled in a new documentary that's receiving rave reviews.
Laughter is often the best medicine. And for Benjamin Clark, a 25-year-old D.C. man with sickle cell disease, comedian Tony Roberts has been the prescription he's needed.
Reading Partners, a nonprofit early-literacy organization that pairs students in under-resourced schools with volunteer tutors, has released its 2015-2016 impact reports which revealed that young D.C. children are benefiting from the program in a big way.
Hillary Clinton said she's alarmed by the ever-rising mental illness statistics and, if elected president, intends to do something about it — a promise that local legislators are hoping she keeps.
In the early 1980s, Dunbar High School in Baltimore enjoyed one of the most successful basketball programs in the nation, featuring a roster adorned with future NBA stars. Now, author Alejandro Danois has captured their tale in a new 246-page book, "The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball."
Talks Slave Cabins, Community Involvement
The new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful.
The famous Capital Wheel in National Harbor that overlooks D.C. is once again one of numerous landmarks across the United States and Canada that will be illuminated to promote the biennial Stand Up to Cancer telethon.
Health Group Releases Report, Scorecard on Disease
Nearly one in every 365 African-Americans are born with sickle cell disease, according to a new report, which found that one in 13 African-American newborns carry the trait which increases the chances of having the disease.
'Diversity Is a Mentality, Not Just a Strategic Imperative'
Many experts stress that there's a continued need for diversity in politics, business and beyond.
The list of Black men and women who have lost their lives during some kind of interaction with law enforcement continues to astound and escalate.
A new school year has arrived, and with it, renewed anxiety among teachers, parents and students alike. But for children with autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the challenges of beginning a new school year can prove traumatic.
Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app, has arrived in D.C.
Sponsors Open Wallets for Debut
Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Financial Inc., Target and Toyota have each provided $2 million in sponsorships to support the grand opening and inaugural events of the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Researchers recently developed a symptom checklist that could help detect the outset of Alzheimer's disease and aid earlier diagnosis.
Keith Bullock Picks Up Mantle of King, SCLC
Keith Bullock, a southeast D.C. resident and bus driver, is campaigning for one of the top five leadership positions in the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents operators, clerical, paratransit and maintenance workers of the Washington D.C. Area Transit.
Parents, education experts and others have outlined back-to-school checklists for the 2016-17 year.
At-large D.C. Council member and D.C. Democratic Party Chair Anita Bonds formally endorsed the candidacies of fellow Council member David Grosso and Robert White, Democratic nominees for two other at-large seats on the council.
Despite — or perhaps because of — unprecedented poor polling numbers in the African-American community, Republicans have ramped up their effort to court Black voters.
"My Big Phat Ghetto Fabule$$ Wedding," Ursula Battle's exciting play about what happens when a reversal of fortune causes a couple's expensive dream wedding to turn into a beer-budget nightmare, is among the journalist and writer's many works that helped her earn the 2016 Newsome Award for Playwright of the Year.
Sponsorships and donations have been pouring into the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
As D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson prepares to exit in October, there remain obvious achievement gaps between white and African-American and wealthy and poor students.
Eleven D.C. schools are participating in an extended-year calendar program that allows students more reading and mathematics studies during summer months.
The National Urban League, which kicked off its annual conference Aug. 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Cyan Manuel has signed on as one of 10 Team Leaders pledging to perform 11 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region's FEMA Corps Class 23.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine may have helped set the tone at the annual conference of the National Urban League, which was held last week in Baltimore.
Rev. William Barber II hasn't always held the national spotlight, but once he got it at the DNC convention, he made the most of it.
The 87th convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens provided a glimpse into how the powerful can reach the community if they engage the minority press — particularly Hispanic newspapers where more and more residents respect, honor and trust what's on the printed page in those publications.
Civil Rights Icon's Final Months Depicted
The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions water-resort chain is currently hosting "The Mandela Poster Project," a collection of photographs of late South African leader Nelson Mandela.