First officer goes on trial in Freddie Gray death

The first of six city police officers went on trial Monday in a closely watched case involving a 25-year-old black prisoner who died after being shackled and placed without a seat belt in a Baltimore City police van.

8 dangerous HIV myths debunked by the experts

HIV/AIDS is one of the highest profile diseases of our times, but many of us are still ignorant about key aspects of the illness, how it works and how to live with it.

Will evangelicals be Ben Carson's salvation?

Attached. That is one way to describe some of Ben Carson's most ardent supporters. They have filled auditoriums in key states, stood in line to get him to sign books, and they have embraced his personal story as proof of ...

Black religious leaders: No Trump endorsement

Several black pastors invited to meet with Donald Trump on Monday have denied reports that they had plans to endorse the presidential candidate at the event.

Is racism on the rise? More in U.S. say it's a 'big problem,' CNN/KFF poll finds

In a new nationwide poll conducted by CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly half of Americans -- 49% -- say racism is "a big problem" in society today.

What is safe sex for someone with HIV?

Actor Charlie Sheen announced this week that he has HIV, but in the four years since his diagnosis, he said, he's always shared his status with sexual partners.

Carson campaign redraws map of U.S.

It doesn't take a brain surgeon to see there is something very wrong with this picture.

Hundreds celebrate as nation’s African American Museum nears completion

Hundreds of people gathered at an inaugural event for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Monday night here to celebrate the completion of the museum’s exterior in a year that marks three significant moments in American ...

National education advocate says family is key to learning

Education always played a big part in Byron Garrett’s life.

Black college fund, CIA vow to create more agents of color

The Central Intelligence Agency and a national organization that financially helps students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) announced during a press conference here Saturday they are working on a plan to increase the number of African American spies ...

Pediatricians want farmers to use fewer antibiotics

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that regularly show up in meat is a "significant public health threat," the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new report calling for an end to overuse of antibiotics in animals.

Apple accused of racial profiling in Australia

Apple has apologized to six black students who were asked to leave an Apple Store in Australia because they "might steal something."

University of Missouri: Reversing its troubled history

The recent resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe is not about one incident of a student being threatened with the use of the "N-word," but a part of a long history of intolerance that has only been ...

Get it straight: The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

We are here to make sure you don't embarrass yourself.

University of Missouri campus protests: 'This is just a beginning'

This morning, students will head to classes as they have always done. The football team will take to the field to prep for their game against Brigham Young University next weekend.