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#IamJada: When abuse becomes a teen meme

Jada, a Houston-area 16-year-old, was getting ready for finals week and looking forward to a summer hanging out with friends and finding a job.

Obama seeks to create new 21st century workplace policies

Many American families face the stark reality that in today’s economy even two paychecks barely cover the rising costs of food, shelter, health care and education.

DIY plastic surgery leads to horrific injuries

She's not gonna make it. We give her 24 hours.

CBC leads effort in Voting Rights Amendment

Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman and Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge led a contingent of caucus members and several minority groups in a public plea to Republicans on June 18, 2014, to take up legislation that would restore the voting rights protections ...

Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously.

Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period.

Hobby Lobby ruling won't actually impact small biz

For the vast majority of small business owners, the hotly debated Hobby Lobby ruling will have no direct impact.

Michelle Howard becomes Navy's first female four-star admiral

The U.S. Navy has promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to admiral, making her the first female four-star officer in the Navy's 236-year-history, the White House said Tuesday.

Climate change can change one’s well-being

For most of the nearly 30 years since Dr. Nicole Brodie’s asthma diagnosis, the athlete and Army veteran has been able to maintain an uninterrupted life, continuing to teach elementary school, coach a children’s team, and remain active. She was ...

US vs. Belgium preview: There's no room for error now

OK, so the U.S. lost to Germany, but still squeezed through to the next round. No shame in that. But nothing to be too proud of either

Julie D. Goodwin receives NACUA Distinguished Service Award

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) is pleased to recognize Julie D. Goodwin as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for her extraordinary service both to NACUA and to institutions of higher learning over an extended ...

CDC study says asthma on decline

The latest statistics from the city’s Health Department shows that Baltimore leads the state in asthma mortality with 34 deaths per one million people. Charm City also has the highest pediatric asthma hospitalization rate in Maryland and one of the ...

Predatory lenders take aim at our soldiers

When it comes to payday and other small-dollar, high-cost loans, many think of urban areas plastered with signage and neon lights. And while those images are all too true, predatory lenders have another favored target: America’s military families.

The rise of the civil rights museum

While architect Philip Freelon imagined designs for Atlanta's new National Center for Civil and Human Rights, he did the usual research into the past, scanning images of the civil rights marches and protests it would surely address.

Pitbull: 5 surprising facts about the superstar

Even if you don't know his songs by name, chances are you've partied to Pitbull.

FBI targets pimps, rescues 168 children in nationwide crackdown

The FBI has rescued 168 children and arrested 281 pimps in a countrywide crackdown on child sex trafficking.