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Environmental justice leaders push benefits of climate change

Whenever they discuss the impact of climate change on the United States, environmental activists of color are quick to point out that African Americans in cities and towns across the country continue to be adversely affected by legislative and other ...

Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO waiting for Senate confirmation to new post

Carla Hayden isn’t talking much these days, just patiently waiting. However, those who work with the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and library patrons can’t contain their excitement as Hayden prepares to become the next librarian ...

Annapolis group lends a hand to Flint residents during water crisis

In early March, eight members of an Annapolis based group called Black Wall Street Annapolis LLC (BWSA) drove to Flint, Michigan armed with optimism, bottled water and plans to do a good deed for the people affected by the city’s ...

First U.S. uterus transplant fails, patient has organ removed

The first patient in the United States to receive a uterus transplant had to have the organ removed because of a complication, the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday.

Michelle Obama to girls: 'Push past those doubters'

When Michelle Obama traveled to Cambodia last summer as part of her Let Girls Learn initiative, she had a message for any girls facing barriers to education: Move beyond the "doubters."

Porter can be forced to testify against officers in Freddie Gray case

Baltimore police Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify under immunity against fellow officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death, Maryland's appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Tyler Perry to narrate modern-day version of 'The Passion'

New Orleans is famous for its processions, but on Palm Sunday, Tyler Perry and a host of stars will take things to a new level with a live, modern-day portrayal of the last hours of Jesus' life on Earth.

Baltimore in top 10 for longest commutes

No wonder New Yorkers seem to be in such a hurry: They've got the worst commutes in the country.

Lawsuit takes aim at Mississippi state flag

Carlos Moore had his 5-year-old daughter in mind when he filed a federal lawsuit over the Confederate symbol on their state flag.

O.J. Simpson case: Questions, new twists after reports of knife discovery

Nearly 22 years after the fatal stabbing of Nicole Brown Simpson, reports of a knife discovered on her ex-husband's property are sparking a frenzy of questions.

Rosa Parks Collection at Library of Congress digitized and now online

The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs, is on loan to the Library for 10 years from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

Obama welcomes Crimson Tide to White House

During the annual celebration of the college national football champion at the White House, President Barack Obama joked Wednesday that he obviously is the reason for the continued and dramatic success of the University of Alabama, the winners of the ...

Revolver-themed shoes deemed a no-no in carry-on

They are the kind of shoes designed to start a conversation, but not one with the Transportation Security Administration.

Justice Clarence Thomas breaks 10-year streak, asks question in court

For the first time in a decade, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral arguments.

Melissa Harris-Perry is out at MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry will not be back on MSNBC.