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Racial disparities persist in U.S. schools, study finds

It's been more than a half a century since the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling found that "separate but equal" has no place in U.S. public schools.

Stephen Curry to skip Olympics in Rio

Stephen Curry will skip the Rio Olympics, the two-time NBA MVP announced in a statement on Monday.

What made Muhammad Ali 'The Greatest'?

A conversation about Muhammad Ali could go on for hours before even beginning to touch on the sporting legacy he left in the ring.

Army Reserve officer Deshauna Barber crowned Miss U.S.A. 2016

An Army Reserve officer and I.T. analyst from the District of Columbia has been crowned Miss U.S.A. 2016 after mounting a strong defense of women in combat roles in the military.

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.