NEW YORK — A trailblazer among Black women in the business world wants to help make sure that the stories of other pioneering women like her are not forgotten.
BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor is asking a judge for a sentence one year and one day in prison for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children’s books. Prosecutors recently asked that the 69-year-old spend nearly 5 years in prison.
ATLANTA, GA — An icon on the Georgia Supreme Court bench presided over his last case on the Supreme Court Thursday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two sites in Kentucky and two in Tennessee have been added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, officials said Thursday.
CHICAGO — The decision to restore charges against Jussie Smollett could bedevil the reelection bid of the first Black woman to hold Chicago's top law enforcement job and potentially alter the trajectory of a prosecutor once seen as a rising star in Illinois politics.
CHICAGO — The brothers of Chicago high school basketball star Ben Wilson, who was viewed as the top player in the nation before his murder in 1984, said Thursday they have forgiven the shooter.
WAVERLY, Va. — After Zenas Barnes was convicted of three robberies in the 1990s, he accepted a plea deal that stunned even veteran lawyers for its severity: 150 years in state prison.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington House has passed a measure that would ban race-based discrimination against hair texture and hairstyles.
BALTIMORE — Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children's books.
NORMAN, Okla. — A University of Oklahoma journalism professor has sent his students an email apology for using the N-word during a class lecture in which he argued the racist slur was no more offensive than the term "boomer."
The inaugural class of LeBron James' I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, has received some amazing news.
CHICAGO — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Former West Linn Police Chief Terry Timeus had his officers initiate an unwarranted, racially motivated surveillance and arrest of a Black Portland man as a favor to the chief's fishing buddy. The case had no ties to West Linn.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Police in Virginia have arrested a man who admitted to taking a historic marker memorializing the site of slave auctions in the city where a deadly white nationalist rally was held in 2017.
RICHMOND, Va. — Local Virginia governments would have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday by state lawmakers.