CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges, a court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind…
As the coronavirus crisis forces many schools to close their campuses and move all courses online, some worry that the pandemic could have a bigger negative impact on the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities, than for other campuses. Here, The Conversation US has assembled a…
A woman who was taken from Africa when she was just two years old has been identified as the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade.
A man wounded by police in a case that sparked protests around North Carolina’s capital city was raising a gun when he was shot, according to a preliminary investigative report, which comes as community activists press for increased police transparency and accountability.
MEMPHIS — Tam’s Underground Café didn’t debut in a neighborhood where most of the people looked like its owner, Tamra Patterson.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington is the sixth state to ban race-based discrimination against hair texture and hairstyles, under a measure signed Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young urged residents to put down their guns and heed orders to stay home after multiple people were shot Tuesday night amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four-term U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, a Democrat in a reliably blue central Ohio district, is facing one of her stiffest challenges Tuesday, from a political newcomer positioned at the party’s far left.
HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut police officer who fired through the windshield of a car coming at him and killed the 18-year-old driver was justified in using deadly force, a state prosecutor announced Wednesday.
VALDOSTA, Ga. — Roy Copeland knew he was dressed “shabbily” but he didn’t expect a group of people to avoid him.
Kim Foxx, the Chicago prosecutor criticized for her handling of actor Jussie Smollett's case, has virtually assured herself a second term with a victory in the Democratic primary.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — A recent surge in white nationalism in the U.S. has led to a growing threat of violence by factions that embrace bloodshed and advocate for a race war, according to a report released Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists.
CHICAGO — Sirjerathan Wilson never thought it was worth the trouble to vote and never had. But inside Cook County Jail, Wilson sees it differently: voting is a chance to remind himself that his opinion matters and to show his family that he's doing more than just letting one day bleed into …
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum disclosed Sunday that he was entering a rehabilitation facility, saying he had fallen into a depression and alcohol abuse after losing his 2018 bid for the highest post in Florida.
NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors hit R. Kelly with more criminal charges Friday, accusing the disgraced R&B singer of having unprotected sex with a girl in 2015 without disclosing he had herpes.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Seven Democrats are vying for a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court once held by the high court's fist Black justice.