White House fights 'lame duck' image ahead of State of the

Don't even say the words "lame duck" around the White House as President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address.

Will Obama's gun moves face a legal challenge?

Frustrated by Congress, President Barack Obama is once again turning to the tool of executive action to achieve change, this time in the area of gun control.

Camille Cosby earns stay in deposition

Camille Cosby will not be deposed Wednesday in a case of defamation by seven accusers against Bill Cosby, her husband, a Massachusetts judge ruled Tuesday.

Singer Natalie Cole dead at 65

Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning singer who had hits with such songs as "This Will Be" and "Our Love" and recorded "Unforgettable ... With Love," a best-selling album of songs made famous by her late father, Nat King Cole, died Thursday ...

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, famed hoops jester, dies at 83

George "Meadowlark" Lemon, the basketball star who entertained millions of fans around the world with his antics as a longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters, died Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 83.

The rise of Black Lives Matter: Trying to break the cycle of violence and silence

Critics said it wouldn't last. It was a blip on the radar of protest movements. It would fade away like Occupy Wall Street. With no clear structure and no strong leader, some said, it was bound to fail, especially when ...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets with black pastors

When presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) met with a group of Black civic and religious leaders in Baltimore, Md., Jamal Bryant, the pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple Church said that it was critical for the senator to have a ...

Freddie Gray case: Hung jury in William Porter trial

The judge has declared a mistrial in the case of Baltimore police Officer William Porter after jurors said they were deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges against him. Porter was one of ...

Freddie Gray case: Jurors begin third day of deliberations

Jurors considering the trial of a Baltimore police officer in Freddie Gray's death told the judge once that they were deadlocked. Time will tell if a third day of deliberations will bring a change.

What a Fed rate hike means for you

America, get ready for higher rates.

Obama to visit Pentagon to review ISIS strategy

President Barack Obama will visit the Pentagon on Monday to review the military campaign against ISIS with national security advisers, his first visit since attacks in San Bernardino and Paris.

Freddie Gray case: William Porter's fate in hands of jury

The fate of William Porter will be in the hands of the jury as early as Monday.

Black-led start up capitalizes on natural gas bonanza

A black entrepreneur’s “power move” on the energy sector could create hundreds of jobs in one of the the poorest communities in Texas.

Supreme Court divided in University of Texas affirmative action case

Supreme Court justices appeared divided Wednesday about the future of a program at the University of Texas that takes race into consideration as one factor of admissions.

These U.S. companies hide drug dealers, mobsters and terrorists

As law enforcement agencies desperately try to track down terrorists and prevent future attacks, current U.S. laws are making it easy for dangerous criminals to create anonymous companies and hide funds right here in America.