Happy birthday! World's oldest woman turns 116

Attributing her longevity to "sleep," clean living and positive energy, the world's oldest living person celebrated her 116th birthday Monday.

Rangel celebrates America

Congressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and the Bronx released the following statement in observance of Independence Day

Summit leaders honor 'accomplished African women'

This year’s focus on accomplished women was not totally overlooked at the African Union Summit, despite its preoccupation with the president of Sudan, migration, xenophobia and other pressing issues.

Facebook rainbow profiles used by 26 million

Rainbows spread quickly all over Facebook this weekend to celebrate the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Panel: the Confederate Flag & Southern Pride

Joe Morton, Naomi Ekperigin and Rory Albanese ponder the mentality of people who continue to embrace the Confederate flag despite its painful and divisive history.

Report: Autopsy shows Freddie Gray suffered 'high-energy injury'

A day after six Baltimore police officers pleaded not guilty to all charges in Freddie Gray's death, a newspaper reported his autopsy shows he suffered a "high-energy injury" most likely caused by a sudden slowing of the police van holding ...

Columbia becomes first U.S. university to divest from prisons

Columbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.

Protesters to chant 'Take it down' as legislators meet over flag

The battle may at last be over for the Confederate battle flag.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sworn in as 73rd president of U.S. Conference of Mayors

The presidential gavel was officially handed to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today by outgoing U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, appointing her head of the nonpartisan organization during the 83rd Annual Meeting of the USCM Annual ...

VIDEO: Obama uses N-word, says we are 'not cured' of racism

President Barack Obama used the n-word to make a point about the reality of racism in America during an interview released Monday with comedian Marc Maron.

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 ...