A Tennessee woman wanted to be three things in life: a wife, a mom and a lawyer.
OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio — As a group of prominent Black pastors listened, the top federal prosecutor in northern Ohio, Justin Herdman, spoke recently at Mount Zion church about the prospect that a gunman could target one of their congregations.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Police records say blood evidence in the car belonging to UFC heavyweight Walt Harris' missing stepdaughter shows she suffered "a life-threatening injury."
LaPLACE, La. — The insurgents, dressed in the linen uniforms of slaves and wielding clubs and guns, swarmed the sprawling white plantation house and attacked its owner. The anger and resentment that had grown over years of oppression had boiled over into an uprising.
CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago post office has been named in honor of an original member of the famed all-Black Tuskegee Airmen who flew scores of missions in World War II.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Fifty years isn't long enough to keep the tears from welling up in Melvin Hamilton's eyes, eventually spilling onto his face and rolling down his cheeks.
BATON ROUGE, La. — To win a second term in his Southern state, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards needs strong turnout from Louisiana's Black voters, who form the core of his party and who lagged in getting to the polls for the primary election.
LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news site he had been drunk, disruptive and unruly.
RICHMOND, Va. — In Virginia, where the Confederacy once had its capital and where political power has historically eluded Black people, African Americans have just won unprecedented levels of clout.