Nasir Jones, known by his rapper name “Nas,” recently had a Harvard University fellowship named in his honor, according to a press release on the Def Jam website.
On Friday, August 2, 2013, in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Newseum will open “Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement,” an exhibit that explores the new generation of student leaders in ...
The House on Wednesday approved a bipartisan that ensures lower interest rates on loans for students heading to college this fall.
Oprah Winfrey is lending her star power to a rising star in the Democratic Party.
Was he a suspect or a victim? A Florida Sheriff says an unarmed man -- mistaken for a car thief and shot by deputies in his own driveway -- is both.
The U.S. Justice Department will seek a federal court order forcing Texas to resume "preclearing" any changes to its voting laws, the first enforcement action by the Obama administration since the Supreme Court tossed out a key provision of the ...
Plans are underway for the 2014 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.
If you're a Detroiter who needs a police officer, it will take 58 minutes to get help -- more than five times what it takes elsewhere in the United States.
In unscheduled and unusually personal remarks, President Barack Obama tried Friday to explain why African-Americans were upset about last week's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin while lowering expectations for federal charges in the case.
Amiyrah Martin of Edison, New Jersey, an African-American mom of two, says she and her husband are still trying to figure out how to sit their 8-year-old son down and explain the Trayvon Martin case and its conclusion -- without ...
Robert Cradle has cut hair for a living for quite some time. The 44-year-old Odenton resident, doesn’t charge the homeless and the needy.
As the news erupted Saturday that George Zimmerman had been acquitted in the Trayvon Martin trial, Beyoncé chose to reflect with a moment of silence.
In the emotional aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing last year, Attorney General Eric Holder signaled the unlikelihood of filing federal hate crimes charges against admitted shooter George Zimmerman.
George Zimmerman never denied shooting Trayvon Martin, but he said he did so in self defense. Late Saturday night, a Florida jury found him not guilty in the teenager's death.
The murder case was filled with recordings of harrowing screams for help, panicked 911 calls and mystery over what happened that fateful night. On Friday, the jury will try to make sense of it when it starts deliberating George Zimmerman's ...