Black artists make waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.

First person: I was in Cuba with the Pope

I have been to Cuba several times and my journey this time around was to witness Pope Francis’ visit.

What the Pope has said about key issues facing the church

As Pope Francis prepares to visit the United States for the first time, the world is waiting to hear what he will say about key issues facing the church.

Navy Petty Officer Iwaniki Selere of Baltimore serves aboard USS Green Bay

Damage Controlman 1st Class Iwaniki Selere, from Baltimore, responds to an alarm from an eyewash station switchboard in the central control station of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).

China's stock market crash...in 2 minutes

China's stock markets are suffering from massive volatility and investors are running scared. If you're just catching up to it, here's what you need to know.

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Goodridge of Baltimore participates in humanitarian efforts

Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Goodridge, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and family nurse practitioner assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic New England, Conn., examines a patient at a medical site established at the Centro Escolar Lisandro Larin Zepeda in support of ...

Obama's sister: 'My brother has carried our name up there'

Auma Obama is fiercely protective of her half-brother -- the President of the United States.

Why we need to support normalizing all relations with Cuba

President Obama said that 55 years of isolating Cuba has not worked as a reason for re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. Kudos to President Obama.

VIDEO: Coca-Cola sends a message with label-free cans

Coca-Cola wants everyone to imagine a world without labels. And as an example, the beverage company is dropping its own.

Larry White Sr. nominated for Best Community Leader

Larry White Sr., the CEO and founder of VIPeVENTS Concierge LLC was nominated as Best Community Leader for Steve Harvey's Neighborhood Awards.

Newly recovered ship contains rare remnants of slave ship

A Portuguese slave ship that left Mozambique in 1794 bound for Brazil had hardly rounded the treacherous Cape of Good Hope when it broke apart violently on two reefs only 100 yards from shore.

Caribbean Heritage Month: A worthy tribute to people who made their presence felt

Caribbean Heritage Month began with a pledge to help young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean break into the business mainstream; a commitment to boost clean energy across the Caribbean; and an acceleration of the pace of harmonizing Washington-Havana diplomatic and economic ...

VIDEO| Hurricane outlook 2015: El Niño could hinder Atlantic storms

This year's Atlantic hurricane season probably will have fewer storms than normal for the third year running -- thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say.

VIDEO: Indicted ex-FIFA official Jack Warner cites 'Onion' article to defend himself

An embattled former FIFA official has scored a spectacular public relations own-goal by citing an article by satirical news outlet The Onion in an attempt to counter criminal charges against him.

American doctor declared free of Ebola finds the virus in his eye months later

American doctor Ian Crozier was treated for Ebola in Atlanta last year and declared free of the virus in his blood. But he had no way of knowing it still lurked in his eye.