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Five ways your smartphone can help you get through the holidays

Millions of Americans find themselves focused on planning the perfect party, juggling a packed social schedule and shopping for the best holiday deals.

Obama tells BET audience despite grand jury verdicts 'things are better'

After weeks of racial protests across the country, President Barack Obama is taking the time to deliver encouraging words about the future of race relations in America to a network that reaches a predominately young African-American audience.

The hug shared around the world

It's the picture we needed to see after a week like this.

Ben Carson: Political phenomenon

It was 1965 and Ben Carson, an eighth grade black student in Detroit, was stunned.

G.K. Butterfield elected to lead CBC

After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he’s grateful to all in the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio).

Do you qualify for Medicare Extra Help?

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs

Darren Wilson says he's sorry but his conscience is clear

Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since he fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, said he's not tormented by that fateful encounter on a street in suburban St. Louis last summer.

Congressional Black Caucus channels Ferguson 'slap in the face'

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave voice to the frustrations of demonstrators who gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as places like Washington, D.C., Monday night to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson ...

Streets of Ferguson smolder after grand jury decides not to indict officer

This is what Ferguson looked like Tuesday morning.

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a Washington hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

Prison hosts first-ever father-daughter dance

The daughters came in tights, frilly dresses and patent leather shoes. The dads wore suits and ties.

Ben Carson leaves Fox News, mulls run

Dr. Ben Carson's path to the White House begins by walking away from Fox News.

Scott first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction

South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction.

Report: Michael Brown's blood found on Officer Darren Wilson's gun, car door

Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago in Ferguson, Missouri, The New York Times reported.

Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine

Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.