The U.S. Postal Service has announced its holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations — encouraging customers to ship as soon as possible, particularly for those who hope to have their cards, letters, and packages at its desired location by Christmas.
'Tis the season for celebration and togetherness. Unfortunately, it's also a time for identity thieves and hackers to prey on millions of innocent consumers.
Stew Smith, a former Navy Seal and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, says no matter who you are, the holiday weight-gain cycle can easily continue throughout the winter months.
High expectations, loneliness and stress can lead to the "Holiday Blues" during the season from Thanksgiving to New Year's.
Steve Harvey has a lot on his plate these days.
Just like "Black Lives Matter," those behind the latest "Black Dollars Matters" action are hoping that it's not just a moment but also a movement.
As President-elect Donald Trump continues actions that many say is dividing America on racial, religious and even ethnic fronts, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is on pace to win the popular vote by more than 2 million votes — emboldening those demanding the Electoral College choose either the former secretary of state or another Republican instead.
Colonel Abrams, a R&B singer, songwriter and producer who became a star in the 1980s with a string of house-flavored hits, died Friday after battling various ailments, numerous news outlets reported. He was 67.
The fallout for African-Americans, Muslims, Latinos and other minorities over the election of Donald Trump as president has continued with ongoing protests around the nation.
A growing number of residents in the D.C. region are feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands suffer from the disease, and many others may have the illness and don't know it.
Sharon Jones, the fiery soul singer who spent decades in obscurity before becoming a Grammy-nominated soul and funk vocalist with her longtime backing band the Dap-Kings, died Friday of pancreatic cancer. She was 60.
Protests that have erupted all over the country and an online petition calling for the electorate to change its vote and elect Democrat Hillary Clinton have caused more angst for African-Americans and other minorities who are directly threatened by a Trump presidency.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's plans to increase the limited number of walk-up tickets that are available each morning are now on hold for the foreseeable future, according to a museum spokeswoman.
Once again, a Federal Communications Commission attempt to lower the price inmates pay for phone calls has been blocked in court.
Respected Journalist, TV Anchor, Dead at 61
Gwen Ifill, the award-winning "PBS NewsHour" anchor and one of the nation's most prominent black journalists, died Monday after a monthslong battle with cancer. She was 61.
The contentious and often ugly primaries and debates were viewed by many as nothing more than a bad dream, one that Americans would awake from only to find that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would simply go away. That bad dream has officially become a nightmare.
Famed Doctor Cautions About Foot Care
November is National Diabetes Month and one prominent black podiatrist has issued a warning that the illness can mean double the trouble for a sufferer's feet.
Third-Party Candidates Skew Final Numbers in Trump's Favor
Donald Trump's stunning victory over Hillary Clinton to win the presidency has left African-Americans stunned and many resigned to four years of uneasiness at best, torture at worst.
FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that the agency has again determined it would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton — the latest stunning development in the renewed probe of the Democratic presidential nominee's private email server just days before the election.
The Washington Redskins have tried to establish themselves as a dominant and ferocious team. Now, their fans have been recognized as among the most influential in the NFL.
Goldman Sachs Program Helps Small Businesses Grow
More than 20 Atlanta businesses have entered, thrived and graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program, a scholarship-based course that convenes them to learn critical business skills and create growth plans for their companies.
As Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued to ratchet up rhetoric suggesting that the current election is rigged, countless political experts and research have repeatedly shown that voter fraud is virtually nonexistent and the candidate's claims are baseless.
Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner of OneVote 2016, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt nationwide mock election for students in upper-elementary, middle and high schools.
If there's one person who knows exactly what Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is going through, it's Vincent Gray.
Most musicians don't get their first big break in front of millions of people on the nation's biggest television show. But Desmond Barnes isn't most musicians.
A decade of economic and educational prosperity has propelled black America's viral vanguard, led by 11.5 million digitally empowered persuaders.
Why do Americans like to be scared?
Kimberly Curtis has battled and overcome breast cancer. In doing so and despite having what she said is excellent health insurance, the northeast D.C. resident has also had to reach deep into her pocketbook to pay for the costs associated with the illness.
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.
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.
Eugenie Mukeshimana was a young adult and eight months pregnant when the genocide began in Rwanda in 1994.
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.
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.
It was, in the words of so many who watched and most of the experts covering it, the worst debate ever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.