Black designer lights up GM

If you’re driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin ...

Marketing aggravates obesity in black children

Today, close to one in four Black children – as young as 2 years old – is obese. And the $161 million spent on advertising unhealthy foods to Black and Latino youth at most recent count is not helping.

Get ready for a rate hike: Fed looks close to liftoff

Get ready: the long awaited rate hike could be here in 4 weeks.

U.S. sees big spike in black and Hispanic women entrepreneurs

When it comes to small business in the United States, more women are running the show.

Cremation services announced for Julian Bond

The family of Julian Bond wife, [Pam Horowitz, sons, Horace Mann Bond II, Jeffrey and Michael; daughters, Phyllis Jane Bond McMillan and Julia Louise Bond; sister, Jane; brother, James; and his eight grandchildren] has issued the following statement:

Common, Starbucks join to put youth to work

Rapper/Actor Common and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz came together in Chicago to put youths to work. CNN's Poppy Harlow reports on the national initiative.

Obama’s attempts to close digital divide jeopardized by legal dispute

In July, President Obama traveled to Oklahoma to make a relatively little-noticed but important announcement that has the potential to transform the lives of tens of thousands of African Americans, Hispanics and other individuals struggling on the economic margins.

Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

Julian Bond, a lifelong civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75.

Results are in: School starts too early, autism screening, PTSD and more

Here's the fascinating research we're watching from around the world.

Can taxing pimps and prostitutes save Social Security?

Can taxing pimps, prostitutes and other underground economy dwellers really fix Social Security?

Bishop T.D. Jakes on the black church’s shifting stance on homosexuality

Bishop T.D. Jakes thinks it is “absolutely” possible for the LGBT and black communities to coexist.

Lawsuit alleges Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend gave her 'toxic cocktail'

The estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown has filed a multimillion-dollar wrongful death lawsuit against her boyfriend, alleging he is responsible for the injuries that led to her death last month.

Gunfire erupts in Ferguson on anniversary of Michael Brown's killing

A day of peaceful vigils to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death turned ugly late Sunday when protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers, and police critically injured a man who they say fired at them.

Derrick Coleman: The deaf Super Bowl champion who broke the sound barrier

When you meet Derrick Coleman, Jr., the first word that comes to mind is "genuine."

Teen depression and how social media can help or hurt

Recent news stories about cyberbullying, with kids running away, hurting others and even taking their own lives, points to a growing trend with often tragic results.