Ollie Gordon was only 7 years old in August 1955, when the life she shared with three generations of her family, including her cousin Emmett Till, on the South Side of Chicago was overturned.
Her day started before sunrise. Even though she had been up with the baby a few hours earlier, Brittany Baker lifted herself from the bed at 5, on a morning in June. She moved with slow, tiny steps across the carpet she was so proud to keep clean despite three youngsters running around the a…
MINDEN, Nev. — A red siren perched atop a small town's volunteer fire department sounds every night at 6 p.m., sending a piercing noise echoing through the ranches and towns of northern Nevada's Carson Valley including Dresslerville — a community governed by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and Ca…
Lawsuits and trials involving claims that talc in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused cancer are ramping up again, with a new complaint filed Tuesday on behalf of the National Council of Negro Women.
The political organization cofounded by NBA superstar LeBron James launched a new campaign Monday to promote voting rights and criminal justice reform.
He spoke in a Boston-accented monotone that barely rose above a whisper, hated personal attention, and was a brilliant Harvard-trained mathematician who quoted Albert Camus.
Two men are facing charges after a Black Lives Matter street mural in Santa Cruz, California, was vandalized, officials said.
NEWNAN, Ga. — Black community leaders are calling on officials in a city south of Atlanta to preserve a cemetery for African Americans that they say has long been neglected and is under threat from a city skate park.
PALATKA, Fla. — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet.
After seven years of corporate life, Mary Smith had a routine: putting extra effort into her hair (so as to not appear too Black) and her demeanor (ditto) and her clothes (you can probably guess).
As long as he could remember, Iain Lanphier knew he wanted to be like his great-grandfather, Tuskegee Airman Brig. Gen. Charles McGee. For Halloween when Lanphier was 2, he wore a flight suit, excited to take a picture with his hero. Now, at 15, he is an aspiring aviator.
Saleemah Graham-Fleming had been told she wouldn't be able to have children. That's why she always called Sanaa Amenhotep, the oldest of her three daughters, a miracle.
An Atlanta university says it is clearing student account balances for spring 2020 through summer 2021 to help students continue their education through the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly's sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims.