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A pastor who first heard the call at 13 -- one of Charleston's 9 victims

Clementa Pinckney died Wednesday doing the work he had always felt was right for him to do.

NAACP leader resigns; accused of lying about race

Her statement was noticeable for what it was not.

Newly recovered ship contains rare remnants of slave ship

A Portuguese slave ship that left Mozambique in 1794 bound for Brazil had hardly rounded the treacherous Cape of Good Hope when it broke apart violently on two reefs only 100 yards from shore.

Rachel Dolezal postpones NAACP meeting amid race controversy

The Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP postponed a Monday meeting where its leader, Rachel Dolezal, was expected to address accusations that she lied about her race.

Caribbean Heritage Month: A worthy tribute to people who made their presence felt

Caribbean Heritage Month began with a pledge to help young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean break into the business mainstream; a commitment to boost clean energy across the Caribbean; and an acceleration of the pace of harmonizing Washington-Havana diplomatic and economic ...

Former 'Bad Boy’ executive succeeding on his own

Shawn Prez isn’t your typical CEO or the average business owner. Prez got his start working to help legendary rap mogul P. Diddy build “Bad Boy” Entertainment Group.

Children should never be left in alone in vehicles

Last year, 30 children lost their lives, including three children in Maryland and one in Virginia, as a result of heatstroke due to being left alone in a vehicle, according to research by San Jose State University’s Department of Meteorology ...

Farmers markets near you, a USDA tool

If you're craving fresh-baked bread, sweet strawberry jam, or the scent of seasonal flowers, you're in luck. It's now easier than ever to find your local farmers market, thanks to an online search tool from the USDA.

A push to address black-on-black violence

As cities across the country have mobilized massive street protests over police violence and misconduct, a familiar question has been raised by their opponents: Why does violence within the Black community garner less concern than police violence?

VIDEO: Baltimore officers break silence on riots, murder spike and Freddie Gray

Forty-two people were killed in Baltimore in May, making it the deadliest month there since 1972.

VIDEO: White teen who shot pool party video sounds off

Dueling narratives are emerging about whether race played a role in a Texas officer's handling of black teenagers at a pool party. But who's offering those narratives may be surprising.

Maryland organization spearheads search for missing minorities

Jackie Winborne’s daughter, Shaquita Bell has been missing since 1996 when she was last seen with her ex-boyfriend, Michael Dickerson. On May 30, 2015 she stood in front of over 500 runners and walkers assembled at the National Harbor to ...

George Haley, brother of Roots author, friend of MLK, dies at 89

He was known as the giant who never quit. George Haley, a Silver Spring, Maryland resident and brother of famed author Alex Haley, died earlier this month. He was 89.

VIDEO: Tearful Tracy Morgan thanks Walmart after accident

Tracy Morgan thanked Walmart, the company's whose truck hit his car a year ago seriously injuring him and killing a friend, saying that the company "stepped up to the plate in a tremendous way."

VIDEO: Dad goes viral with anti-public shaming video

Dad goes viral with anti-public shaming video