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Applications now open for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy

High school students nationwide can now apply to be among 100 students selected to participate in the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, “outside-the-classroom,” mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort. The 2017 Disney Dreamers ...

2016 Hurricane season: Three things to know

June 1 marks the beginning of the hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.

The essence of the new black history museum is the true American story

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about Black folks, but “it will tell us ...

Parents, beware: These are the 100 deadliest days for teens

Here's a sobering statistic for the unofficial start of summer, when we gear up for picnics, barbecues and our kids having more free time on their hands: Memorial Day kicks off what's known as 100 deadliest days for teen drivers.

Baltimore police improve video technology in transport vans

Baltimore police unveiled a newly outfitted transport van fleet on Tuesday that features video recording technology and divided seating compartments.

Baby with Zika-related microcephaly born at New Jersey hospital

A baby with Zika virus-related microcephaly was born in New Jersey on Tuesday, hospital officials said.

“Roots” remake targets younger audience

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose admitted that she questioned why Mark Wolper, the son of the producer of the groundbreaking 1977 miniseries “Roots,” would ever consider returning to that story.

Congressional Art Contest winner depicts police brutality and protests

Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School Senior David Pulphus won this year’s congressional art competition with a painting called “Untitled #1.” The first place winner is from Congressman Lacy Clay’s district (D-Mo.)

Russell Simmons repays RushCard holders, pushes for credit reforms

Russell Simmons is just starting to regain a little normalcy in his life.

SEED School of Maryland names Baltimore campus for Ruth and Norman Rales

Maryland’s only public, college-preparatory boarding school, The Seed School of Maryland located at 200 Font Hill Avenue in Baltimore has named its campus for late philanthropists Ruth and Norman Rales.

Young entrepreneur 'sneakin' up the ladder of success

Chase Reed, 18, recalled when he borrowed money from his father and handed over a pair of his tennis shoes.

Emotional photo reveals Haitian West Point grad's American dream

If you need proof that triumph can have many faces, look no further than this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache.

WATCH: A city's plan to fight heroin by allowing it

Don't be fooled by the bucolic scenery or the leafy college campuses; Ithaca, New York has been rocked by the scourge of the heroin epidemic sweeping the United States.

Bike to work to get a raise

Friday, May 20 is Bike to Work Day. If you're looking for a reason to ride, consider this: biking to work could up your pay grade, lift your mood, and land you a promotion.

Black men returned to the job market in April

The Black unemployment rate ticked down from 8.9 percent in March to 8.8 percent in April and Black men showed gains in the labor market, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.