Russell Simmons speaks out on RushCard glitch

Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch, leaving some unable to make rent payments, pay ...

Paul Ryan against expanding paid family leave

House Speaker Paul Ryan pushed back Sunday against calls to expand paid family leave despite his own desire for a work-family balance in his new job.

Ole Miss removes state flag from campus

The University of Mississippi has removed the state flag from campus, according to a university statement issued Monday.

Outrage grows after South Carolina officer throws student in classroom

Even without the full context, even without knowing what happened beforehand, the video is appalling.

Ebony 'Cosby Show' cover causes a stir

There was a time when it was de rigueur for black American households to have a subscription to Ebony magazine. Its pages were one of the only places in media where black families could see their faces, lives and interests ...

Black polo player Kareem Rosser is smashing polo balls and stereotypes

Jackie Robinson in baseball, Tiger Woods in golf, Bill Pickett in rodeo: there have been many American pioneers, who defied the odds to become legends in sports, where Blacks had previously been excluded.

Did Hillary and Bernie connect with black voters?

Three little words made a big difference during Tuesday night's debate after a viewer on Facebook asked the Democratic presidential candidates: Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?

Ben Carson talks gun control, new book at National Press Club

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson took an hour out of his campaign Friday afternoon to speak about his upbringing, gun control and cyber attacks from another country.

Black activists press Hillary Clinton for action

Hillary Clinton took one more step toward trying to win the black millennial vote Friday.

Army issues new breastfeeding policy

The Army issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy this week, making it the last military branch to implement guidelines for supporting nursing service members.

Black women face increased violence

Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all (92 percent) of these women knew their assailant, according a report titled, “When Men Murder Women” by the Violence Policy Center.

No nooses at University of Delaware, police say, but anxiety persists

The discovery of what looked like nooses hanging from a tree at the University of Delaware in Newark stirred outrage and anxiety this week, even after police ruled out a hate crime.

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.

Brothers spread message of optimism, show ‘Life is Good’

When John Jacobs and his brother Bert started selling T-shirts out of a van 20 years ago, neither could envision that their message of “Life is Good” would lead to a $100 million enterprise and act as a catalyst to ...

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).