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Kids review the presidential debate: Candidates didn't 'play nice'

A group of middle-schoolers in New Jersey, all members of their school's student council, were dismayed by the performances of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the first showdown of this most unusual presidential campaign.

LeBron James: It's 'scary' to think of my son getting pulled over by police

LeBron James has three children. And while his oldest, LeBron Jr. just started the sixth grade, that hasn't stopped the Cleveland Cavaliers forward from thinking about what it could be like if he was old enough to drive.

Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family.

NBC looks to Lester Holt for debate win after 2016 mishaps

There is a great deal at stake at the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. One of those things -- not nearly so significant as who will be the most powerful person in the world, certainly, but ...

At last: President Obama dedicates new black history museum on the National Mall

The idea of erecting a museum that would highlight the contributions of African Americans first received public attention more than a century ago after Black veterans of the Civil War proposed the idea. But the real push occurred when Georgia ...

Family of Marcus Garvey seeks support for posthumous pardon of civil rights pioneer

The family of Marcus Garvey is seeking support from the public for their petition to secure a posthumous presidential pardon of the civil rights pioneer. At least 100,000 signatures of support are needed by September 28, 2016 via the White ...

Federal grant helps Morgan State coalition tackle substance abuse

The Morgan State School of Community Health & Policy has received a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement a “Get SMART West Baltimore Drug Free Community Coalition,” Community Health and Policy Associate Professor ...

Backlash to police shootings resonates beyond Charlotte, Tulsa

Tensions have resurfaced this week in the wake of another round of black men being shot by police.

Tulsa officer's emotional post after NC, OK police shootings

As a second night of protests rent the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, a police officer from another town feeling the pain of an officer-involved shooting wrote an emotional and compassionate plea on Facebook.

Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles ...

Consumer financial agency wins court case against Cashcall

The fight for fair lending got a big boost on August 31 when a federal court rejected a payday loan collector’s attempt to evade consumer laws. The decision against CashCall, a California-based online payday and installment lender, upheld the Consumer ...

Ohio officer kills robbery suspect, 13, who had BB gun, police say

A police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old black robbery suspect in Ohio's capital after the boy pulled a BB gun out of his waistband, police said, a shooting that city leaders said would be investigated thoroughly to determine if ...

National Park Service announces availability of new civil rights grants

The National Park Service (NPS) opened the application period for new grants to preserve and highlight the sites and stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th Century. Congress appropriated $8.0 million for this new grant ...

Kale in gumbo? Disney pulls recipe after fans stew

The gumbo recipe cooked up by Disney was supposed to be fit for a princess.

Steph Curry backs Clinton for president, will stand for anthem but supports protest

Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry said he backs Hillary Clinton for president and that he'll "most likely" stand for the national anthem during the NBA season, though he supports Colin Kaepernick's ongoing protest.

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